Board of Trustees

The Long Branch Free Public Library is governed by an independent Board of Trustees as stipulated in the New Jersey Statutes Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 54, The Board consists of nine members: seven appointed by the mayor of Long Branch and two members designated by statute: the mayor of Long Branch and the Superintendent of the Long Branch Public Schools or their designees. Appointed Board members serve five-year terms.

Role of the Board

The Board of Trustees is the legally designated governing board for the Long Branch Free  Public Library. The Board’s responsibilities are defined by New Jersey State Statute and include developing and implementing library policies, fiduciary oversight, and hiring the library’s executive director. The executive director is in charge of library operations and staff. 
 

Library Trustees 

Mayor John Pallone                                           unexpired
Francisco Rodriguez    LB  Superintendent     unexpired

Roberto Ferragina        President                     12/31/2025

Kathryn Tarantino         Vice President            12/20/2025
Mary George                 Secretary                    12/31/2026
Joy Bastelli                    Treasurer                    12/31/2023
Jack Kearns                   Trustee                       12/31/2026 

Willie Snell                     Trustee                       12/31/2023

Linda Toye                     Trustee                       12/31/2024
 

Meetings
 

Board meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noticed. The Board of Trustees complies with the requirements of the State of New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. 

 

Tuesday       January 18             7:00(reorg) 7:30       

                                                           

Tuesday         February 22         7:30                     

 

Monday          March 21              7:30                     

Monday          April 18                 7:30                     

 

Monday          May 16                  7:30                     

 

Monday          June 20                 7:30                     

 

Monday          July 18                  7:30 

Monday          August 15             7:30                     

 

Monday          September 19      7:30                    

 

Monday          October 17           7:30                     

 

Monday          November 21       7:30                     

 

Monday          December 19       7:30                     

Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library’s Administration Office. Contact Molly Sullivan, 732-222-3900, ext., 2250or msullivan@longbranchlib.org

American flag waving