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Board of Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees are a five member board. Board members are elected to three year terms. Up to three alternates may be appointed.

Board meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

View Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

View Board Bylaws

View NH Library Trustee Association Manual

Tina KriebelTina Kriebel

Tina was the Building Committee Chair of the library renovation and served on the Campaign Committee.  She and her husband, Greg, have recently become empty nesters as her sons Zach and Ben are away for their college adventures.  Tina chairs the Children and the Arts Festival Committee and coordinates volunteers at The River Center.  She has been a library champion her entire life, following her mom's footsteps, who was a Library Trustee in Hudson, NH for many years.

Karen Struthers
Karen Struthers

Karen grew up in North Caldwell, New Jersey, moving to New Hampshire to attend Keene State College.  A Peterborough resident since 1995, she recently retired from Scott-Farrar. She brings experience in accounting and customer service to the board. Karen has had the privilege of serving as a trustee for the last 5 years.

Laura Hanson

Laura has a lengthy background in marketing and publishing. As a marketing communication specialist, she worked for 15 years as a vice president at C. C. Stephens & Co. in Peterborough and was a partner and vice president at FirstTracks Marketing Group also in Peterborough. She is a former Board member of the Cornucopia Project, Monadnock Family Services, and the Monadnock Community Early Learning Center.

Peggy headshot 
Peggy Van Valkenburgh

Peggy is a retired middle school teacher from the ConVal District who has lived in Peterborough for the past 23 years. She became an active library user after completing her volunteer work with the 1833 Society, who raised the funds for the library renovation. She served as the Chair of the Furniture committee, who chose all of the furniture for the new library.  Currently,  she spends her time pastel painting, gardening, reading and e-biking through the Monadnock Region.

Chris Mann headshotChris Mann

Chris is originally from the Boston area, and has made Peterborough her home since 2003.  Her professional business expertise is in the areas of developing leaders & teams, and corporate communications. She has recently served as Board Chair for the Peterborough Human Services Fund, Volunteer Executive Director at the Peterborough Food Pantry, Board member for The NH Charitable Foundation's Monadnock Advisory Board, and Trustee at the Scott-Farrar Senior Living Community. One of her favorite summertime memories was a weekly bike ride to her local town library to check out a basket full of books.

Alternates to the Board: (to be appointed May 2023)

Kristen Ramey

Kristen Ramey has been a life-long library user. Some of her favorite childhood memories were attending the library summer reading programs in her hometown of Amesbury, MA. A graduate of Bridgewater State University, Kristen spent a couple years volunteering with refugees and the homeless in Stone Mountain Georgia and at a school in Tamil Nadu, India. While working on her Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health at Boston University, Kristen continued to seek out her local library and use the resources at Brookline Public Library. A resident of Peterborough for 10 years, Kristen is passionate about everyone’s right to read, and the collaborative roles public libraries play with public schools in developing literacy in children and adults.

Eric McCall

Eric and his family moved in 2007 to Peterborough from the Bay Area. Echoing his own childhood, his sons used the library frequently as they grew up and graduated from the ConVal district. Throughout this time, he worked in technical and management roles at various software companies. These experiences have reinforced his view that a public library is an essential part of a vibrant community.


Diane Hanson


Board Meeting 2023 Schedule

The Board meets the third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm unless otherwise posted. 2024 meetings are as follows:

**April 18 at 3:00pm **

May 16

June 20

July 18

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 21

December 19

To contact the board: