Title 22: Libraries, History, and Information Technology
Chapter 3: PUBLIC LIBRARIES
22 V.S.A. § 143. Trustees
§ 143. Trustees
(a) Unless a municipality which has established or shall establish a public library votes at its annual meeting to elect a board of trustees, the governing body of the municipality shall appoint the trustees. The appointment or election of the trustees shall continue in effect until changed at an annual meeting of the municipality. The board shall consist of not less than five trustees who shall have full power to manage the public library, make bylaws, elect officers, establish a library policy and receive, control and manage property which shall come into the hands of the municipality by gift, purchase, devise or bequest for the use and benefit of the library. The board may appoint a director for the efficient administration and conduct of the library.
(b) When trustees are first chosen, they shall be elected or appointed for staggered terms. (Amended 1989, No. 28, § 12.)