State of Vermont Board of Libraries


  • Tom Frank, Milton - Chair
  • Maxie Ewins, Charlotte - Vice Chair
  • Catherine Delneo, State Librarian - Secretary
  • Adriene Katz, Williston
  • Linda Saarnijoki, Weston
  • James Saunders, Plainfield
  • Bruce Post, Essex Junction (Term expired - serving until replaced)
  • Deborah Granquist, Weston (Term expired - serving until replaced)

The State of Vermont Board of Libraries serves in an advisory capacity to the State Librarian as stated in the Establishing Statutes ( The seven members of the Board of Libraries are each appointed by the Governor for four-year terms. The State Librarian serves as Secretary to the Board of Libraries but is not a member of the board and does not vote on board matters.

In addition to advising the State Librarian, the Board of Libraries is responsible for naming geographic locations including mountains, streams, lakes, and ponds in the State of Vermont (

To assist in this process, the Board of Libraries created the Geographic Names Policies in 1991. The board revised this policy document in 2015 to reflect changes made by the legislature to naming of Transportation Locations, State Buildings, and Areas of Land.

To initiate consideration of a geographic naming proposal, please file the Geographic Naming Petition (including the signatures of at least 25 individuals over 18 years of age).

Please contact the Vermont Department of Libraries to schedule a meeting to review the Geographic Naming processes prior to completing and submitting Geographic Naming petitions and signature pages.


To contact the Vermont Board of Libraries, or for media inquiries, please email or call the Department of Libraries at (802) 636-0040.

Board Meetings

The Vermont Board of Libraries meets the second Tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis and when any special meetings are called. The board will convene regular meetings via Microsoft Teams (with an onsite option at 60 Washington Street in Barre, VT). Vermont Board of Library meetings are open to the public.

Online Meeting Link

Microsoft Teams Link (for All Meetings)
Or call in (audio only): +1 802-828-7667,,70170652#
Phone Conference ID: 701 706 52#

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