Board of Trustees

NOTICE: The Library Board will have an emergency meeting on Friday, May 28 at 11 am at the Spotswood Public Library to discuss Executive Order 242.


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

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

Meeting Schedule and Minutes

  • 2021
    • January 21, 2021 Rescheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 7 pm
    • February 18, 2021 Canceled due to inclement weather
    • March 18, 2021
    • April 15, 2021
    • May 20, 2021
    • May 28, 2021
    • June 17, 2021
    • July 15, 2021

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 5/1/21

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