SOUTHINGTON - Town Councilor John N. Barry was re-elected unanimously recently to serve another term as chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board.
This marks the seventh time that Barry, on the board since 2005, has been nominated and supported by his fellow members.
In addition to his service on the Town Council, Barry is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Heritage Foundation and a member of the Regional Local Health District.
“I am excited to continue to serve as chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board,” said Barry. “Libraries have become an important hub in our communities where people come together and share information.”
“John’s re-election provides stable leadership during these challenging times, and I am pleased to continue working with John as board chair,” said State Librarian Kendall Wiggin.
Wiggin also said that he welcomes the opportunity to work with the new Vice Chairman Matt Poland, and he expressed thanks to Bob Harris, who stepped down. Poland is the director of the Russell Library in Middletown.