Board of Directors


Meredith Fine, President
Barbara Braver, Vice-President
John Brennan, Treasurer
Howard Frisch, Assistant Treasurer
Emily Glover, Clerk

Fred Cowan
William Fonvielle
Kecia German
Scott Memhard
Daniel Ottenheimer
Wendy Quinones
Dana Tobey
Deborah Kelsey, Library Director (ex officio)
Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor (ex officio)


All meetings are open to the public.

Board of Directors
Wednesday, October 26 at 5:30 pm — Agenda
Building and Grounds Committee
Monday, October 17 at 4:30 pm — Agenda
Building Program Committee
Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 pm — Agenda
(meeting at Law Office of Meredith A. Fine, 85 Eastern Ave. Gloucester, MA)
Community Public Relations Committee
Thursday, May 19 at 9:15 am — Agenda
Executive Committee
Wednesday, October 12 at 8:30 am — Agenda
Finance Committee
Thursday, October 27, 3:00 pm — Agenda
(meeting at the Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust & Financial Services Department Conference Room)
Governance Committee
Wednesday August 31 at 3:00 pm —Agenda
Policies and Procedures Committee
Wednesday, March 2 at 9:00 am — Agenda

Annual Meeting of the Corporation
Monday, May 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm — Agenda

Monday, October 19, 2015 — Minutes(draft)

Monday, October 27, 2014 — Minutes

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 2015

Financial Statement 2014

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

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library: Action Plan, Fiscal Year 2016

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


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.