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Board of Directors

Fred Cowan, Interim President
Barbara Braver, Vice-President
John Brennan, Treasurer

Fran Aliberte
William Fonvielle
Kecia German
Samantha Low
Simon Paddock
Katherine Prum
Wendy Quinones
Mern Sibley
Dana Tobey
Katlin Wagner
Deborah Kelsey, Library Director (ex officio)
Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor (ex officio)


All meetings are open to the public.

Board of Directors
Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00 pm — Agenda
Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 pm — Agenda

Building and Grounds Committee
Monday, May 8 at 4:30 pm — Agenda

Building Program Committee
Wednesday, February 22 at 10:00 am — Agenda

Community Public Relations Committee
Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00 am — Agenda


February 8

Executive Committee
Wednesday, March 8 at 8:30 am — Agenda
Finance Committee
Thursday, October 27 at 3:00 pm — Agenda
(meeting at the Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust & Financial Services Department Conference Room)
Friends Committee
Wednesday, May 10 at 4:00 pm


Governance Committee
Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 pm — Agenda
Lyceum Committee
Monday, May 1 at 4:00 pm — Agenda
Policies and Procedures Committee
Saturday, March 4 at 10:00 am — Agenda

Annual Meeting of the Corporation
Monday, June 12 at 7:00 pm

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm — Agenda

Monday, October 19, 2015 — Minutes(draft)

Monday, October 27, 2014 — Minutes

2017 Proposed Bylaws of the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Inc.

Bylaws of the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library, Inc.

Annual Reports
Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2011-2012

Annual Report 2010-2011

Annual Report 2009-2010

Annual Report 2008-2009

Annual Report 2006-2007

Financial Statements
Financial Statement 2016

Financial Statement 2015

Financial Statement 2014

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library: Strategic Plan, 2014-2019

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library: Action Plan, Fiscal Year 2017

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library: Action Plan, Fiscal Year 2018


To be fully relevant as the needs of Gloucester’s public evolve.


The mission of the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library is to inspire lifelong learning, foster intellectual curiosity, and strengthen our community by:

  • Actively promoting the open exchange of ideas;
  • Providing inviting and attractive physical and virtual spaces that encourage connections among people of all ages;
  • Acquiring and maintaining collections that celebrate the history of Gloucester;
  • Collaborating with community partners to enable the library to better serve a more diverse population; and
  • Sustaining an environment for the Library staff that nurtures creative thinking and problem-solving.