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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 Palloneunexpired
Francisco RodriguezLB Superintendent unexpired
Roberto FerraginaPresident12/31/2025
Kathryn Tarantino          Vice President  12/20/2025
Mary GeorgeSecretary 12/31/2026
Joy BastelliTreasurer12/31/2028
Jack KearnsTrustee12/31/2026
Willie Snell                       Trustee12/31/2028
Linda ToyeTrustee12/31/2024


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. 

*All meetings will take place in person at the Elberon Branch Library until further notice*

2024 Board of Trustees Meetings

Tuesday        January 16            reorganization meeting 7:00pm  regular meeting 7:30pm

Above meeting rescheduled for Monday, January 22nd. Reorganization meeting at 7pm, regular meeting at 7:30pm.

Tuesday         February 20         7:30pm                     

Monday          March 18              7:30pm                     

Monday          April 15                 7:30pm                  

Monday          May 20                 7:30pm                   

Monday          June 17                 7:30pm                  

Monday          July 15                  7:30pm 

Monday          August 19             7:30pm                

Monday          September 16      7:30pm                  

Monday          October 21           7:30pm                     

Monday          November 18      7:30pm           

Monday          December 16       7:30pm                     

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

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