Board of Trustees & Governance

Board of Trustees

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.

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)

         Madeline O'Fria, Secretary (T)

         Jim Brown (T)

        Alyce Callison (A)

         J. Scott Lowe (A)

Board of Trustees Meeting Reports

          July 2017

          September 2017

          October 2017

         January 2018

          February 2018

          April 2018

Board Meetings Schedule

January 16, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019 – The Annual Library Association Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm followed by the monthly Library Board meeting
June 12, 2019 – 2nd Wednesday of June (due to conflict with ALA conference)
July 17, 2019
August – No meeting
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019

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. 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.

Click here for minutes from the Annual Association Meeting May 17, 2017.

Long Range Plans

View all of the documents related to our long range plans here.