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Trustees

  • Sue Sargent, Chair
  • Mike Isabell, Vice Chair
  • Meredith McGee Secretary
  • Ruth B. Brown
  • John Duffy
  • Ann Louise Santos
  • Jennifer Faith
  • Debbie Wheeler
  • Kim Whitcomb

Trustees meet the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM at the Library unless otherwise stated on the Home Page

Andrew Carnegie

Pictured is Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. Carnegie spent his last years as a philanthropist.

Among his many philanthropic efforts, the establishment of public libraries throughout the United States, Britain, Canada and other English-speaking countries was especially prominent.

From the Trustees....

The Morristown Centennial Library Association (MCLA) was established by a group of citizens in 1891, the centennial year of Morristown¹s founding, for the purpose of providing a public library for the area. The Articles of Association establish that all residents of the town are eligible to be members of the Association, and that a Board of Trustees is responsible for the management of the business affairs of the library.

The original library opened April 19, 1891, "to disseminate useful knowledge and to contribute in every proper way to the literary, moral, and educational welfare of the community." By 1910, the space used by the library was insufficient and the trustees decided to build a new facility.  A grant was obtained by sending a simple one page letter to Andrew Carnegie. Along with additional donations and a pledge of continuing support from the town, the library as we know it was built on town land and opened in July 1913.

Today the MCLA remains a private, non-profit public-service corporation, and continues to operate the library. The Board of Trustees has ten members, each elected for a five-year term. The Association¹s annual meeting is held at the library on Town Meeting Day, and all citizens of the town are invited to attend.

Our Motto


"Preserving the Past -- Building the Future" continues to be our guide. The core collection, including the Vermont and Civil War Collections, maintain our links to the past, while computers, Internet access, Listen Up! Vermont (audio books and ebooks), Vermont Online Library (reference services), Universal Classes (online courses) and the purchase of new materials guarantee our growth into the future. The community has acquired an outstanding asset available to all. Come and take advantage of its many offerings.


Our Mission


The Morristown Centennial Library’s mission is to further our community’s commitment to literacy and broad public access to information, sharing the advantages and joys of reading and lifelong learning with as many members of our community as possible. To achieve this mission the library is dedicated to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment, offering high quality services and programs that are responsive to our community's wants and needs and honoring patrons' rights to privacy, confidentiality and intellectual freedom.