Library Info

Board of Trustees

The Library is governed by an eight-member board of trustees, elected by the residents of the Sag Harbor Union Free School District. Board candidates must be residents of the School District, 18 years of age or older, registered voters, and registered users of the library. Board members are elected for staggered three-year terms. The Board holds 12 monthly public meetings per year at 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Additional meetings are scheduled as required.

The next Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be held in person at the John Jermain Memorial Library and is available to view virtually through Zoom. The Board packet including the agenda and supplemental material will be posted in accordance with Open Meetings Law.

November 16, 2022 DRAFT Minutes
November 16, 2022 Agenda
November 16, 2022 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Video
October 19, 2022 Minutes
October 19, 2022 Agenda
October 19, 2022 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Video
September 21, 2022 Budget Hearing & Trustee Forum Minutes
September 21, 2022 Minutes
September 21, 2022 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Video
September 21, 2022 Agenda
September 21 Annual Budget Hearing and Candidate Forum Video
September 21, 2022 Budget Hearing & Trustee Forum Agenda
August 17, 2022 Minutes
August 17, 2022 Agenda
July 20, 2022 Minutes
July 20, 2022 Agenda
June 15, 2022 Minutes
June 15, 2022 Agenda
May 18, 2022 Minutes
May 18, 2022 Agenda
April 20, 2022 Minutes
April 20, 2022 Agenda
March 16, 2022 Minutes
March 16, 2022 Agenda
February 16, 2022 Minutes
February 16, 2022 Agenda
January 19, 2022 Minutes
January 19, 2022 Agenda


2021 Yearly Budget Overview

Annual statistical report [most recent available: 2020]

Board Members


Gloria Primm Brown

(Term expires 12/31/23)
Gloria Primm Brown grew up in Washington, D.C. where she attended public schools and Howard University. She has a masters degree in library science from Columbia University. She worked for four years as a children’s librarian in the District of Columbia Public Library System. Later, she moved to NYC where she obtained a job as librarian and supervisor of files at CarnegieSee more

Vice President

Ann Sutphen

(Term expires 12/31/23)
Ann grew up in New York City, spending her summers in Sag Harbor. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Political Science and Yale University with an MS in Nurse-
Midwifery. She moved to Seattle, where she met and married her husband David Rhoades, a civil engineer. While in the Seattle area Ann worked as a midwife and then as a volunteer coordinator managing over a thousand volunteers for an annual four day arts festival. See more


William E. McCoy

(Term expires 12/31/23)
Bill is a native of the East End. After attending local schools he received a BS from Wagner College and a MBA from Duke University. He worked in the corporate world with Aetna and Exxon, then returned to the East End. He has lived in the Sag Harbor School District for 19 years with his wife Seirin and son Nicholas,See more


Diane Deger

(Term expires 12/31/24)
Diane received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Manhattanville College, and a M.A. in Art History from Hunter College. Before opening a seasonal art gallery on Main Street, Sag Harbor in 1985, she began her career as a corporate art consultant in New York City. She then took a position a with a publisher of signed and numbered limited-edition graphics, and within a few years began publishing her own editions.See more

Michael A. Butler

(Appointed 1/19/2022) Michael is a recent retiree who has lived full-time in Sag Harbor since 1988, although he has a lifelong relationship with this Village. Michael is service-minded and customer-oriented.  With a Master’s degree in Public Administration he has worked in the field of human services for most of his professional career by coordinating a program designed to maintain senior citizens in their homes; creating living skills programs and See more

Michael Garabedian

(Term expires 12/31/22)Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree at New York University, with a double major in English Literature and Classical Civilizations, and received his Juris Doctor from Union University, Albany Law School. He is a partner in the law firm of Egan & Golden, LLP, and is actively involved in the litigating civil cases in federal and state court. See more

Dan Glass 

(Term expires 12/31/24) Dan Glass grew up in a small town in upstate New York. As a young child he travelled extensively, visiting such far-flung locales as Narnia, Xanth and even outer space. Eventually he settled down in Sag Harbor, got married and started a family.  He continues to travel, and looks for many more adventures on the way.

Bob Weinstein

(Term expires 12/31/22) Bob earned a B.A. from Harvard College in Visual and Environmental Studies. After serving as Creative Director for The Limited, Inc., and SVP Marketing for Ann Taylor, he started his own branding and design firm, Concrete Brand Imaging Group in 1993. Bob currently spends most of his time printmaking and painting in his studio in Sag Harbor. See more