Board of Trustees & Governance

The Haverford Township Free Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Three Trustees are elected by the Haverford Township Free Library Association (A) and four are appointed by the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners (T).

The affairs of the library are under exclusive control of the Board of Trustees as follows: Responsibility for Legal Issues, Financial Oversight, Policy Making, Operating and Administrative Policy, Strategic Planning and Evaluation, and Advocacy.

The Haverford Township Free Library's Board of Trustees meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM, excluding August and September.

Please refer to the following for more information:


Board of Trustees

Phil Goldsmith

President (T)

Margaret Fox-Tully

Vice President (A)

Debbie Cella

Treasurer (T)

Alyce Callison

Secretary (A)

Jim Brown

Board Member (T)

J. Scott Lowe

Board Member (A)

Madeline O'Fria

Board Member (T)

April Meeting

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021


2021 Library Board of Trustees Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 7pm (Except where indicated)

January 20, 2021

February 17, 2021

March 17, 2021

April 21, 2021

May 19, 2021

The Annual Library Association Meeting will begin at 7pm, followed by the Regular Monthly Board meeting.

June 16, 2021

July 21, 2021

No August Meeting

September 22, 2021

The September meeting will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month due to Yom Kippur.

October 20, 2021

November 17, 2021

December 15,  2021


Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Click on a year and then a month to see a downloadable PDF for the corresponding meeting minutes.

January

July

February

No August Meeting

March (Draft)

September

April

October

May (Regular Meeting) | May Association Meeting (DRAFT)

November

June

December

January

July

February

No August Meeting

March

No Meeting Due to COVID-19

September

April

No Meeting Due to COVID-19

October

May (Regular Meeting) | May Association Meeting (DRAFT)

November

June

No Meeting Due to COVID-19

December

January

July

February Meeting Cancelled

No August Meeting

March

September

April

October

May | May Association Meeting

November

June

December

January

July

February

No August Meeting

March Meeting Cancelled - No Agenda

September

April

October

May | May Association Meeting

November

June

December


The Association

Plans for creating a public library in Haverford Township began in 1933. The citizens involved in the planning process were advised to incorporate the library as an Association which would allow for proper public input and oversight. Association members meet annually, on the third Wednesday in May, to elect three (3) of the library’s seven (7) Board of Trustee members (when terms are up for election). Becoming a member of the Association is one way to make your voice heard in the library. The annual meeting is also the time for Association members to hear about the health and welfare of the library and to exchange ideas with the Board and each other.

In order to join the Association you must:

  • Have a library card
  • Live in Haverford Township
  • Be 18 years old or older

To be eligible to vote at an Annual Meeting, membership must be submitted by the last day in February prior to the May meeting. You may download a PDF of the membership form by clicking here. Once you are a member, you do not have to renew from year to year (there are no dues to become a member). You are only asked to keep your contact information current.