Chris Libby, Library Director

Chris received his Masters in Library Science from the University at Buffalo and earned degrees in Music and English from the University of Maine. He has taught college-level music courses, and previously worked at the Scarborough Public Library in Maine. In his spare time, he's a player and advocate for Dungeons & Dragons, a reader of SciFi/Fantasy, and casual player and consumer of online games.

Margarete Stevens, Assistant Librarian

Margarete moved to the Valley in 2005 to take advantage of outdoor activities in the White Mountains. She holds an Honors BA in Political Science and is currently undertaking studies in Information and Library Science at the University of Maine. She is excited to be a member of the team at the Freedom Public Library and enjoys being part of the Freedom community.

Amanda Feuerborn, Library Assistant

Amanda is a Freedom native with a passion for books and authors. She has degrees in Business Management and Retail Merchandising. She resides in her family's farm house where she and her son are the 4th and 5th generations to live there. She has worked at the Freedom Public Library since 2017.

Library Trustees

The Freedom Public Library Trustees are a five-member elected board to whom the Library is entrusted. 

Contact the Trustees:

Chair: Chuck Brooks
The position of Chair is one requiring leadership, tact, and a thorough understanding of the library's goals and challenges. The Chair prepares a written agenda in consultation with the Director and the other board members.

Secretary: Paul Mathieu
The Sectretary is responsible for accurately recording the minutes of the board meetings and making them publicly accessible within five business days after every meeting. He/she is also responsible for posting notice of each meeting in accordance with State law.

Treasurer: Robin Waters
The Treasurer is responsible for oversight of all library funds. He/she must submit regular reports to the board on the fincial status of the lirbary in relation to the current budget. The Treasurer also helps with preparation of the annual budget.

Trustee:  Maureen Elliott 
Trustee:  Ann Pierce

The Trustees are vested with the entire custody and management of the library. They select the Library Director and the Assistant librarian, adopt policies to govern the library's operations, and work for adequate financial support of the library. They have the power to expend all funds provided to the library, and determine how they will be spent.

A person seeking a position on the board should have a strong interest in the library and its welfare, along with a commitment to lifelong learning; a Trustee must be willing to learn about library service and fully participate in the responsibilities of the position. The result is the sense of satisfaction one gets from participating in the community that the library promotes.