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The Library Board of Trustees have responsibility through the City of the general care, administration, and policy making for the library. The Board engages in an ongoing planning process, which assesses the needs of the library and the role of the library in the community and ensure that the library develops to meet those needs. Eleven (11) members, eight (8) full members and two (2) associate members, including the City Manager as ex officio President of the Board are appointed by the City Manager to a three (3) year staggered term. City Council Confirmation is required. Statute Reference: MGL C.231 Acts 1888 Code 17-166; City Charter (1921) Sec. 28; MGL Ch. 78 , s.7-13.


Eileen Donoghue, City Manager & President Ex-Officio
Sara Marks, Chair
Suzanne Frechette, Vice Chair
Marianne Gries
Syed Hasan
Linda Kilbride
Helen Littlefield
Anne Mulhern
Muriel Parseghian
Donna Richards


The Library Board of Trustees meet on the first (1st) Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm in the Pollard Memorial Library. Notice of meetings is posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of the City Clerk’s Office, and on the City of Lowell’s online Event Calendar.


Correspondence to this Board should be addressed to The City of Lowell Library Board of Trustees, c/o The Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852.

If you have questions about the trustees or are interested in applying to become a Trustee yourself, please contact the Trustees at