Baker Free Library Board of Trustees
revised 4/24/2019
The Library's five-member Board of Trustees are elected by the Town of Bow. Per New Hampshire library statutes and the will of Colonel Henry Baker, the Board consists of an odd number of members. Each Trustee is elected to serve a five year term.  Duties include broad oversight of library management, including budget, long range planning, and staffing.  The Trustees work closely with the library director to meet the needs and interests of Bow residents.

Robert's Rules of Order is used as the parliamentary proceedings for meetings. The Library has a physical copy (call number 060.42 Robert), or click here for a summary pdf document.

Documents pertaining to the role/duties of the Baker Free Library Board of Trustees:
Baker Free Library Board of Trustee by-laws (revised 3/15/2018)
Baker Free Library Board of Trustees as Volunteers/Employees policy (approved 1/10/2018)
Baker Free Library Board of Trustees Ethics Policy (approved 1/10/2018)
NHLTA 2016 Library Trustees Manual
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Baker Free Library's Board of Trustees, please read the above linked documents, and reach out to the Library Director, Martin Walters, for a tour of the library building and to coordinate a meeting with a current Trustee. Martin can be reached at 224-7113 or

If you would like to communicate any comments or concerns to the Trustees, please send a written letter to the library at 509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304, or e-mail Martin Walters, Library Director, at
David Withers, Treasurer (term expires 2020)

Benette Pizzimenti, Trustee (term expires 2021)

Marc Van De Water, Chairperson (term expires 2022)

Jennifer Warburton, Secretary (term expires 2023)

Eric Anderson, Trustee (term expires 2024)