Public library trustees have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the quality of life of their communities. Now more than ever before, New Jersey's public libraries rely on the wisdom, insights, diligence, and influence of their trustees. This site is designed to provide information and resources to guide trustees in their work as they promote the strength and stability of their libraries and as they advocate for support at all levels of government.
New Jersey Library Trustee Updates
"HOLMDEL — Hundreds of locals caught a glimpse of the new public library that will operate beside shopping centers and innovators as part of the Bell Works building."
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I am proud and honored to serve as the new president of the New Jersey Library Trustee Association. My predecessor Alison Bryant has led our association with skill and enthusiasm, and we all owe her our thanks for her leadership.
To: Patricia Tumulty, NJLA
From: Frank Corrado
Date: March 20, 2017
Re: Political Speech/Campaigning at Public Libraries
Please take the opportunity to read this inspiring article about Nutley Public Library Trustee Anthony Iannarone from the September 2016, NJ Monthly.
“I am proud—proud of the library, proud of the town,” he says. “I put my heart and soul into it.”
Library Trustees have the responsibility for maintaining adequate financial support for their libraries. Board members should forge good relationships with their local governments. To do this it is important to know exactly how your local government operates. Read the BCCLS Advocacy Committee's Trustee Info and Action Sheet.