Board of Trustees

Under New Jersey law, the authority to manage the public library rests in the hands of a board of trustees. The Board appoints staff, manages money, and sets policy. The Library is incorporated separately from the Borough and, as such, it is an autonomous governmental body. Thus, the Library Board has complete authority to set policy and manage its funding.

Please see Library Bylaws and Manual of Short Policy Statementfor further information.


There are nine members on the Library Board in Roselle : seven citizens appointed by the mayor for five year terms; the mayor and the superintendent of schools (or their alternates).


  • JoAnn R. Guest, Vice President
  • R. Eudora Winston, Treasurer
  • Elaine M. Rittinger, Secretary
  • Adrienne L. Williams
  • Regina A. Edwards
  • Chrystal V. Parr-Allen
  • Marcia E. Matthews


There are six standing committees:

Buildings and Grounds : reviews the property, inside and out, and recommends repairs and improvements.

Personnel: oversees all contract negotiations (union and non-union) and manages all union-related issues.

Collection Review: handles complaints about materials in the Library.

Nominating: prepares an annual slate of officers, and makes recommendations to fill vacancies among the officers when they occur.

Planning: takes a long range look at the library for services, staffing.

Finance: represents the library in all matters concerning the budget.

Meetings and Minutes

Meetings are open to the public and are held at the library at 7:15pm on the third Thursday of the month, unless noted otherwise. The regular meeting minutes are available by clicking on the corresponding dates below. In compliance with the NJ State Open Public Meetings Act, the Board has approved 

Minutes of past meetings:

2013 Minutes

2012 Minutes


The bylaws of the Free Public Library of Roselle were adopted on February 5, 1918 and have been amended periodically. Click below for full text of the Bylaws and Manual of Short Policy Statements.


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