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.
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
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 17 reorganization meeting 7:00 regular meeting 7:30
Tuesday February 21 7:30
Monday March 20 7:30
Monday April 17 7:30
*All meetings will take place in person at the Elberon Branch Library until further notice*
Monday May 15 7:30
Monday June 19 7:30
Monday July 17 7:30
Monday August 21 7:30
Monday September 18 7:30
Monday October 16 7:30
Monday November 20 7:30
Monday December 18 7:30
Minutes of prior meetings are available in the library’s Administration Office.
Contact Molly Sullivan, 732-222-3900, ext., 2250or firstname.lastname@example.org