Board of Trustees

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4 et. seq., the Open Public Meetings Act that the Spotswood Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting will hold an Emergency Meeting, on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at the Spotswood Public Library, 548 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ 08884.

The Board will discuss vaccination requirements. The meeting may include an executive session. Formal action may be taken.

Members

Anne Wallace, President                      12/31/24
Carol Farley, Treasurer                        12/31/25
Diane Barlow, Secretary                      12/31/22
Emma Jane Decker                                12/31/23
Mary Leaver                                            12/31/21

Christine De Francisco, Mayor’s Alternate
Annamaria Faga, Superintendent’s Alternate

Marylin Israel, Council Liaison

C.L. Quillen, Library Director

Email the board with questions or comments at trustees@spotslibrary.org.

Meeting Schedule and Minutes

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise indicated. Meetings being promptly at 7 PM in the Library (548 Main Street, Spotswood, NJ).

All meetings are open to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact library director C. L. Quillen at clquillen@spotslibrary.org.

  •  2021
    • January 21, 2021 Rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 7 pm via Zoom
    • February 18, 2021 Canceled due to inclement weather
    • March 18, 2021 via Zoom
    • April 15, 2021 via Zoom
    • May 20, 2021
    • May 28, 2021, Emergency Meeting
    • June 17, 2021
    • July 15, 2021, Canceled
    • August 19, 2021
    • August 27, 2021, Emergency Meeting
    • September 16, 2021
    • October 14, 2021
    • November 18, 2021
    • December 16, 2021
  • Meeting Minutes Archive

HOW A BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS ESTABLISHED
Once a free public library is established by a municipality, a board of trustees is formed consisting of the mayor or his/her alternate; the superintendent of schools or his/her alternate; and at least five citizens appointed by the mayor.  The appointments shall be for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively. N.J.S.A.40:54-9

FILLING VACANCIES
Upon the expiration of the term of office of any trustee, the mayor shall appoint a citizen for a term of five years in the same manner as the original appointment was made. Vacancies occurring in the board of trustees shall be filled for the unexpired term only, in the same manner as the original appointments are made. N.J.S.A.40:54-10

POWERS OF THE TRUSTEES
The board shall hold in trust and manage all property of the library.  The board hires the library director.   The board makes proper rules and regulations for the government of the library, and generally does all things necessary and proper for the establishment and maintenance of the free public library in the municipality. N.J.S.A.40:54-12

Further information about New Jersey State Library Laws can be found at http://www.njstatelib.org/LDB/Library_Law.

page last updated 8/25/21

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