Board of Trustees

Members

Mary Leaver, President                       
Carol Farley, Treasurer                       
Diane Barlow, Secretary                     
Sue Zohovetz                           
Anne Wallace                                           

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

Karin Finnegan, Library Director

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

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 7/18/22

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