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The Trustees of the Free Public Library of Bergenfield

The Board shall hold in trust and manage all property of the library. It may rent rooms, or, when proper, construct buildings for the use of the library, purchase books, pamphlets, documents, papers and other reading matter, hire librarians, and other necessary personnel, and fix their compensation, make proper rules and regulations for the government of the library, and generally do all things necessary and proper for the establishment and maintenance of the free public library in the municipality. The board may also transfer to and receive from other libraries books, magazines, prints, maps and other related library materials for the purpose of augmenting the interlibrary loan service.

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month except for July and August. Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the general public in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (N.J.S.A. 10-4). Meetings begin at 7:30 pm and are held at the Library, 50 W. Clinton Avenue.

Trustee Appointments

Thomas Neats, President
362 Wildrose Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2016-12/31/2021

Dr. Nelson Reynoso, Vice President
14 S. Franklin Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2014-12/31/2018

Barbara Chittum, Recording Secretary
3 Quincy Lane
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2013-12/31/2017

Marcela Deauna, Treasurer
206 E. Church Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2015-12/31/2019

Laura Michelson 
27 Haring Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2017-12/31/2021

Charles (Jim) O’Dowd, Jr., Trustee Emeritus
186 Melrose Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2016-12/31/2017

Laurie Phipps
20 Sylamdur Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2016-12/31/2020

Jay Shiner
135 Dudley Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Term: 1/1/2015-12/31/2019

Mayor Norman Schmelz
94 Deerfield Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Thomas Lodato, Council Liaison
45 Moos Lane
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Chris Tully, Superintendent of Schools
100 South Prospect Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Chris Langschultz, Alternate for Superintendent of Schools
100 South Prospect Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

 

2017 Board of Trustee Meetings

January 12, 2017
February 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 13, 2017
May 11, 2017
June 8, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 9, 2017
December 14, 2017

Previous Years’ Meetings

2016

2015

2014