Councilman John Barry Elected Chairman of the State Library Board

The current Southington Town Council member and former chairman of the council will serve his second term as chair of Connecticut's State Library Board.

Public service has always been a passion for Marion resident John N. Barry and after a vote last week, he will be able use that passion and leadership at the state level.

The Southington Town Council member was elected last week to serve as chairman of the State Library Board. He has been a member of state board since 2005 and has also served for more than a decade as an elected official in Southington.

"It's an honor to serve in this role," Barry said Monday.

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State Librarian Kendall F. Wiggin released the following to Southington Patch late last week:

The State Library Board elected John N. Barry, chair, and Robert Harris, Jr., vice chair at their meeting in Hartford on Monday, Sept. 24. Barry, a resident of Southington, was first appointed to the Board in 2005. This will be Mr. Barry's second term as chairperson of the

Connecticut State Library Board. Mr. Barry is a member of the Southington Town Council, the Southington-Plainville Regional Health District and the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency.

About the State Library Board: The 12-member State Library Board determines policy for the State Library, approves grants, and provides for the supervision of the State Library by a State Librarian appointed by the Board.

About the State Library: The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library.

For more information, visit the State Library wesbite.

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