Watertown Library Trustees Fill Open Seat with Candidate from 2021 Election

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Maja Young was appointed to the Board of Library Trustees.

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

On January 10, 2022 the Watertown Free Public Library Trustees and Town Council President Mark Sideris appointed Maja Young to fill the open seat on the Library Board of Trustees. She will serve for two years.

A Watertown resident, Young explains that the Watertown Free Public Library has always been an important constant in her life:

“As a kid, I loved getting a giant pile of books from the Library to bring home. In high school, my friends and I studied, researched papers, used the computers, and socialized at the Library. Today, as a parent of young kids, I still rely on the WFPL. The Library connects me with other parents and valuable resources. And my kids love bringing home a giant pile of books!”

With Library Director Leone Cole retiring soon, the Library Trustees are currently steering the search effort for her successor. In 2022 they also will be looking at plans for library expansion and the launch of a bookmobile to bolster community outreach.

As a trustee, Young is excited to advocate for the Library and spread the word about all the free programs and resources that it offers.

“When every eligible member of our community has a library card, more of our neighbors benefit from one of Watertown’s most valuable public resources. That’s something that benefits all of us.”

Young fills the vacancy left by Emily Izzo who resigned in November of 2021 after her election to City Council.

About the Library Trustees

Contact information for all Watertown Free Public Library trustees, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes are publicly available through the Library’s website. To learn more visit: watertownlib.org/trustees

About WFPL

The Watertown Free Public Library provides access to a wide variety of popular materials, resources, services, and programs that fulfill the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Watertown and surrounding communities. Our Library works to create an environment that attracts and welcomes users of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit watertownlib.org.

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