Board Meeting Dates:

Library Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm inside the library.


As Emma Flower Taylor had hoped, the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library will “benefit those that delight in knowledge” by providing a welcoming atmosphere, exceptional service from a committed staff, and by being responsive to community needs. The library will maintain a well-balanced collection of books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, technology, and other resources, and present programs on a variety of subjects in appropriate formats for children, teens, and adults.


The Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library serves Watertown and surrounding communities as a center for reading, culture, and research. The Library is a vibrant institution, committed to promoting a well-rounded and informed citizenry. As a premier historical and community asset, the Library offers educational and recreational opportunities for all ages.


Cheryl Evans, President: Term expires December 31, 2030

Francee Calarco, Vice President: Term expires December 31, 2025

Paul DiFabion III, Treasurer: Term expires December 31, 2033

Maria Mesires, Assistant Treasurer: Term expires December 31, 2031

Linda Dittrich, Term expires December 31, 2024

Currently Vacant, Term expires December 31, 2026

Carolyn Weldon, Term expires December 31, 2027

Keith Caughlin, Term expires December 31, 2028

Stephen Bolton, Term expires December 31, 2029

Fran Seymour, Term expires December 31, 2032

Heather Tarzia, Term expires December 31, 2035

Library Liaison, Council Member Lisa Ruggiero

Friends Liaison, Joanne Lavarnway

Trustee Bylaws, Policies and Plans:

  Flower Library Bylaws – Updated February, 2022

  Policy Manual – Updated April, 2024

  Library Long Range Plan 2021-2025 
  This document references the New York Public and Association Libraries Minimum Standards, which are available through the New York State Library.

  Library City Budget

  Library Board Budget – 2023-2024
  Library Board Budget – 2024-2025

  Contact our Board

To access other meeting minutes that are not listed above, please contact the library:

Trustee Training:

Members of the library’s Board of Trustees, are you looking for training and trustee information? Visit the North Country Library System LibGuide for more information. You can also access the NCLS YouTube for videos.