Board of Trustees

NOTICE: The next meeting of the Spotswood Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm, and will be conducted via Zoom.   The meeting will be held virtually in order to abide by Statewide social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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If you are a member of the public and wish to participate in the Public Comment portion of the meeting, please follow the instructions below to join the virtual meeting via Zoom:

  1. Join the meeting using Zoom. Each resident user/participant will have the capability to participate via: a. Audio only; or b. Audio & chat function
  2. Use the “Chat” function to send a message to the “Host” including only your first and last name and home address.
  3. When you hear your name announced during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, you may address the Board. Only one public comment period is scheduled. Each resident will be allowed one comment opportunity. All microphones of public users will be muted, except as set forth above during the Public Comment period. Please adhere to the instructions above.

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The Library Board normally meets on the Third Thursday of each month in the library’s meeting room, and all meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact library director C. L. Quillen at


Anne Wallace, President                        12/31/24
Carol Farley, Treasurer                          12/31/20
Diane Barlow, Secretary                  12/31/22
Emma Jane Decker                            12/31/23
Mary Leaver                                          12/31/21

Marylin Israel, Mayor’s Alternate
Annamaria Faga, Superintendent’s Alternate

Larry Kraemer, Council Liason

C.L. Quillen, Library Director

Email the board with questions or comments at

Meeting Schedule and Minutes

  • 2021
    • January 21, 2021 Rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 7 pm
    • February 18, 2021
    • March 18, 2021
  • 2020
    • October 22, 2020, (Virtual Meeting)
    • November 19, 2020 (Virtual Meeting)
    • December 17, 2020 (Rescheduled due to inclement weather for Tuesday, December 22 at 2:30 pm)
    • December 22, 2020 (Virtual Meeting)

Meeting Minutes Archive

All meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, unless otherwise indicated. Meetings being promptly at 7:30 PM in the Library Meeting Room.

All meetings are open to the public.

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

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

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

page last updated 2/13/21

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