Candidate petitions for the position of library trustee are available at the Saugerties Public Library beginning Thursday, July 5, 2012.  The library is located at 91 Washington Avenue.  Two five-year terms are up for election on September 6, 2012.  These seats are currently held by Carole Furman and Elizabeth Hernandez. 


Anyone who is a resident of the Town of Saugerties is eligible to run.  Petitions must be signed by at least 25 Town of Saugerties residents who are registered to vote in the town.  Petitions must be returned to the library by 6p.m. on Friday, August 3rd, in order to be on the September ballot.


Library trustees attend at least one board meeting a month and serve on one or more committees.  The role of a library trustee is to set policy for operation of the public library, and to oversee the fiscal health of the organization.


Residents who would like more information about serving on the Board of Trustees can contact the Board President, Mary Leahy at 246-8491 or by email at You may also contact the Library Director, Sukrit Goswami at 246-4317 x300 or by email at