Library Trustees & Alternates
The Governing Body of the Library
The Trustees meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6PM at the library.
Meetings are always open to the public.
Any cancellations will be posted here.
Interested in Becoming A Trustee? Have a Question for the Board?
Contact Board President, Ron St. Jean at 332-1062
Or by E:Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fran DiTursi - Trustee
Term Ends 2017
Fran DiTursi (top left in photo), resident since 2005 moved to Barrington from East Brunswick, NJ with her husband Bob. Her mother of 92 years came to live with them. She taught in a National Blue Ribbon School District and actively participated in many innovative programs. In 2000 she was awarded a Middlesex County Governor Teacher Award. Family is very important to her as well as becoming involved in her new community in Barrington so she joined the Friends of the Library, served on the library building communication committee, and eventually became a library trustee. One of her favorite activities is deep water aerobics and she also spends many hours with her grandchildren.
Ron St. Jean - Trustee
Currently serves as the President of the Board
Term Ends 2018
Ron St. Jean has been a Barrington resident since 1976. Marie Harris convinced Ron to accept an appointment to complete another Trustee term in 2000. After becoming a trustee, Ron became committed to the library’s mission of providing free access to uncensored information. Ron is a professional portrait, event, and fine art photographer, with a studio in Dover. For recreation, Ron enjoys bicycling, walking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, snowshoeing, art, and music.
Peter Royce - Trustee
Currently serves as Treasurer of the Board.
Term Ends 2018
Peter Royce was born in Laconia, educated at UNH, and has been a resident of Barrington since 1975. He has always been active in Town affairs. He served on the budget committee and for ten years on the board of selectmen. He has been a member of the library trustees since 2007 and recently became town treasurer. His primary interest is managing woodland for sustainable harvests and aesthetic beauty.
Robert Drew - Trustee
Term Ends 2019
Robert's family moved back to Barrington when he was a baby and he attended all 8 years of elementary school in the now-closed old school/town office building. A few months after graduating from Spaulding High, he enlisted in the US Army for three years. After a 2 year break he re-enlisted and retired after a 21 year career. While on active duty he completed an AS and BS degree in Business. After retirement from the Army he completed his Master's degree. He then started a second career as a self employed insurance broker. After spending 14 years living in Utah where he stills owns a home, he returned to Barrington to help care for his parents and to be closer to his 4 children and now 5 grandchildren. He has always been an avid reader and collector of books and does not believe that technology will totally replace libraries or independent book stores. One of his hobbies is collecting and researching US and world paper money and the financial documents relating to the funding of the Civil War and World War II.
Sam Boduch - Trustee
Term Ends 2018
Sam is a lifelong resident of Barrington, with significant family ties to the town and greater seacoast area. He attended 1st through 8th grades as a student in the Barrington School system; received his diploma from Dover High School; earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance from Plymouth State University; and completed a Masters in Business Administration in Sustainability from Antioch University New England. He has worked as a systems administrator for a medium size manufacturer, a retirement specialist for a Fortune 500 investment firm, an education coordinator for a seacoast non-profit and most recently has begun launching a local food aggregation business.
Leigh Elliott - Currently Serves as Secretary- Trustee
Term Ends 2019
Leigh Elliott lives in Barrington with her husband Brian and daughter Kiera. Leigh and her family moved to Barrington in 2009 after living in Dover for almost 10 years. She was a stay at home parent for the first six years of her daughters life. Currently, she works part time at a health benefits company in Exeter which enables her to be able to participate in her daughters after school activities such as Girl Scouts. Leigh has found the library to be an invaluable resource to her especially through the early years of her daughters life.
She loves the many resources that the library provides, especially the kids programs such as story time with Miss Wendy, and the Summer reading program.
Leigh loves to knit, read and spend time with her cats.
Traci Bisson – Trustee
Term Ends - 2020
Traci Bisson has been proud to call Barrington her home for 17 years. She enjoys giving back into the community, which includes volunteering at the Food Pantry sorting food baskets at the holidays, and helping out at the Elementary and Middle Schools. Traci is a published writer and has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. This fall, she will earn her Grantmanship Certificate from UNH. The growth and health of the library is important to Traci and she would like to spearhead the fundraising process that will help the library establish a secure future in a new building that can accommodate the needs of a growing community. She believes access to books, research materials, news archives, computers, programs and knowledgeable librarians is critical to the success of students and adults looking to expand their horizons, engage with others and enrich their lives. Today’s libraries play an important role in the cultural evolution that is ever changing.
Lindsey Maziarz – Trustee
Term Ends - 2020
Lindsey and her husband Scott, both lifelong residents of southeastern New Hampshire, moved to Barrington in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Women’s Studies from Plymouth State University. Following college she served a year in AmeriCorps, then subsequently worked full-time at a local nonprofit for 5 years. Now, as a full-time stay at home parent to her two young children, she finds herself excited to give back to the library as it has played such an integral part in her family’s life. Lindsey enjoys reading, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and spending time with her family and friends.
Victoria Sellers – Alternate Trustee
Yearly Term Approved By Selectmen - 2017
Victoria Sellers has lived in Barrington since 2009 with her husband Jim and her two children, Garrett and Amanda. She has a Bachelor’s degree from UNH in environmental science, and recently completed an Associate’s of Science in Nursing at Great Bay Community College. Currently, she works as a Registered Nurse at a nursing home in Dover, New Hampshire, while working toward her BSN.
Since a very young age, libraries have played an important part in Victoria’s life. She believes that the town library is an essential part of the social, intellectual and educational foundation of Barrington. She looks forward to her weekly visits to the Barrington Public Library with her children.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys travelling, hiking, quilting and spending time with her family.