The Library Commission has a total of 10 voting members. The membership has the following structure. There are also two non-voting student liaisons.

Number of Members Seat Type Appointed / Elected By Term Years
4 Library Commissioner City Council with Mayor Presiding 3
4 Library Trustee Fletcher Free Library Trustees 3
1 Library Staff Commissioner Fletcher Free Library Staff 1
1 Mayoral Designee Mayor 3


The Commission includes:

Members Seat Term Start Term End
Hemant Ghising Library Commissioner 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Patrick Halladay Library Commissioner  07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Molly Loomis Library Commissioner 07/01/2018 06/30/2021
Amy Mellencamp Library Commissioner  12/01/2017 06/30/2021
Chol Dhoor Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Cate MacLachlan Library Trustee 07/01/2018 06/30/2020
Mona Tolba Library Trustee 07/01/2019 06/30/2022
Megan Butterfield Library Staff Commissioner 07/01/2019 06/30/2020
Jessica Nordhaus Mayoral Designee 03/01/2018 03/01/2021
Emilia Bloch Student Liaison 03/01/2019 03/01/2020
Ariel Felcan Student Liaison 03/01/2019 03/01/2020


The Library Commission meets on Wednesday mornings. Contact for Zoom meeting info.

Next meetings:

September 16, 10:00 AM Zoom Meeting

Burlington Code of Ordinances

Chapter 21, Article 1, Paragraph 43 (Fletcher Free Library)


We are now partially open. Click here for info.

The Library will be CLOSED Tuesday 8/11. The building will be open as a voting location 7am-7pm.