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Board of Trustees

The Montclair Public Library is governed by a 9 member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Mayor who serve for 5 year terms.  By statute the Mayor and Superintendent are also members of the board.  New Jersey law gives the Library Board the power to “do all things necessary and proper for the establishment and maintenance of the free public library in the municipality” (N.J.S.A. 40:54-12).  It is independent of Montclair Township and was established by a vote of the residents on April 12, 1893.

Board Members

  • Wilfred Adkins, President (2023)
  • JoAnn McCullough, Secretary (2022)
  • Claire Walls, Vice-President (2020)
  • Alison Bauer (2024)
  • Brian Clarkson (2022)
  • Theodore Graham, Alternate for The Honorable Sean Spiller, Mayor
  • Diana Lunin (2022)
  • Marcos Vargas, Alternate for Dr. Jonathan Ponds, Superintendent of Montclair Public Schools
  • Lois Whipple (2022)

Terms are designated in parenthesis and expire on December 31 of the year listed.

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Meeting Dates

Meetings of the Montclair Public Library Board of Trustees are open to the public pursuant with the State of New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act.

All meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Main Library auditorium unless otherwise noted.  

2020 Schedule

Monday, January 13, 2020
Monday, February 10 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020

Please note that due to the COVID Pandemic the following meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  Login information is available on the library events calendar for each meeting.

Monday, April 6, 2020 Special Meeting
Monday, April 20, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Monday, June 16, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020

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Curbside Pickup

The Montclair Public Library is offering curbside pickup by appointment at the Main Library. Click here for full details. Returns can be made 24/7 at the Main Library and Bellevue Avenue Branch. Both buildings remain closed to the public.