Board of Trustees




Thurs-Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday (Summer) Closed


phone: 973-377-0722

The Library Board of Trustees is, by state law, the governing body of the Library. The powers delegated to the Board are, therefore, a public trust.

The Board is the policy-making body of the Library, and is responsible for determination of the use of the building and property, personnel policies, as well as preparation and control of the budget.

There are seven to nine trustees, five to seven of whom (four must be residents of Madison) are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the governing body to serve for a term of five years each. The remaining two ex-officio members are the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools. Either ex-officio member may appoint an alternate to attend Board meetings.

The Board meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month (summer schedule varies) in the Chase Auditorium. At their annual reorganization meeting, the members elect a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The President then appoints each Trustee to focus on specific area(s) of responsibility.

Board of Trustees 2017

Office Appointee Term
President Thomas P. Bintinger 1/1/16 – 12/31/20
Vice-President David Luber 1/1/17 – 12/31/21
Secretary Mary Beth Hansbury 2/9/15 – 12/31/19
Treasurer Gary E. Ruckelshaus 1/1/13 – 12/31/17
Trustee Louise Easton 1/1/15 – 12/31/18
Trustee William Van Ryzin 1/1/16 – 12/31/20
Trustee James E. Schessler 1/1/17 – 12/31/21
Mayor of Madison – Ex Officio Robert H. Conley 1/1/16 – 12/31/19
Superintendent of Schools  Mark Schwarz 1/1/17 – 12/31/17

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates – 2018

The Board of Trustee meetings begin at 7:30 pm in the Library’s Chase Auditorium. The meetings are open to the public.

Thursday January 11
Thursday February 8
Thursday March 8
Wednesday (Rescheduled from Thursday, April 13th)  April 18

May 10

Thursday June 14
Thursday July 12
Thursday September 13
Thursday October 11
Thursday November 8
Thursday December 13






Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

The Board meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month (summer schedule varies) in the Library Director’s office. The public is invited to attend.