Paul Pratt Memorial Library Trustees
Meeting Schedule: Second Wednesday of each Month
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Location: Paul Pratt Library
The Paul Pratt Memorial Library Trustees may be contacted through the through the Selectmen's Office at (781) 383-4105
Description of the Trustees of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library:
The Paul Pratt Memorial Library has nine trustees whom are elected for staggered, three-year terms. The Library Trustees meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the library; all meetings are open to the public. The trustees are not only advocates for Cohasset's public library, but are also responsible for the oversight of the library's operations, establishing policies and plans, and determining the library's annual budget. For the Trustees webpage please follow the link below:
The Mission of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library is to serve as a gateway to knowledge, a stimulant to creative imagination, and a resource for the entire community. The Paul Pratt Memorial Library's Website can be accessed by following the link below.
History of the Paul Pratt Library:
In recent years, the Trustees persuaded Town Meeting to move the library from its 100 year home on South Main Street to the renovated former elementary school on Ripley Road. A Committee of the Trustees organized a campaign that raised more than $1.1 million to add to a $1.5 million Massachusetts Library Construction grant and Cohasset appropriations of $600,000. Sale of the old library contributed another $700,000 to the project. Another Committee of the Trustees and the Library Director worked with its architect and interior designer to design and furnish the new library. In 2003, other trustees served with staff and a representative of the Friends of the Cohasset Library on a five year long range plan for the library. Currently, the Library Director and Trustees are challenged to find funding to meet the enthusiastic Cohasset response to its new library, and are grateful to the friends of the Cohasset Library for its generous financial support.