Vision and Mission


Exeter Public Library's Vision is to be the informational hub for the Exeter area, a vital institution that attracts and stimulates a vibrant community.


The mission is to promote a literate, enlightened citizenship by providing equal access to a range of media, services and programs to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community and to encourage the discovery and evaluation of ideas and information, especially recognizing the library's responsibility as a place for children to discover the joy of reading. (from the Exeter Public Library's Long Range Plan, 2011-2021)


The team at Exeter Public Library is always available to answer questions, find a book, or help find references. Our staff shares a passion for literature and a commitment to ensure access of all library resources.

Hope Godino


Julia Lanter

Assistant Director

Denise Fears

Assistant Children's Librarian


Children's Room

  • Jill Bourdelais

  • Kathy Cardin

  • William  Gleed

  • Liz Kane

  • Margaret Lima

  • Kelsey Lovejoy


  • Rhys Forster

  • Cerys Forster

  • Lydia Grulke

  • Sarah Medlock

  • Lily Meyers

  • Emily Michelsen

  • Torrin Tanner

Adult Services​

  • Chandra Boudreau

  • Terri Fyler

  • Elizabeth Holcomb

  • Beth Kendall

  • Sue Riley

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the legally designated governing board for the Exeter Public Library responsible for the overall welfare of the library and the customers it serves. The Board's responsibilities include establishment of library policies, fiduciary oversight, and hiring the library's executive director.

Term Ends

  • Barbara Young * Chair                  2022

  • Laura Wyskiel * Vice Chair          2024

  • Lisa Childs-Wilson * Secretary  2023

  • Denise Leonard * Treasurer        2024

  • Jennifer Medlock                          2023

  • Susan Drinker                                 2022

  • Mary LaFreniere                             2024

  • Paula Sears                                     2023

  • Linda Tober                                     2022

The Exeter Public Library shall be operated in accordance with current New Hampshire Library Laws as outlined in New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) Chapter 202-A and is governed by an elected, independent Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees
Meeting Schedule 2021

The Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of the month, except in the summer and the month of December. Meeting are run in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order.


Next EPL Board of Trustees Meeting will be posted at the library and on social media (Facebook and Instagram)

on the Saturday prior to the meeting. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:00 PM

For all Board of Trustees' meetings, a total of 15 minutes of time will be set aside for Public Comment at the end of each meeting and a 5 minutes limit placed per individual speaking. If the issue merits more time for consideration by the Board, all information must be presented to the Chair in writing 5 business days prior to the meeting.