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How are Board members appointed?

The Library is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Mayor, and in accordance with New Jersey State Library Law. Information on what is involved in being a library trustee in the State of New Jersey can be found here.

When are Board Meetings?

The public is welcome to attend Board meetings and may comment or ask questions during the public portion of the meeting. 2016 Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 6:30pm in the Library Meeting Room. View the Board Meeting Dates

Can I read the ByLaws?

Please visit the Bylaws page.

Why is Red Bank Library not part of the County Library System?

Red Bank Public Library: Smart Investors in our Community

Two important reasons why we decided to not join the Monmouth County Library System (MCLS):

1) Taxes would increase.

2) Residents would have access to fewer services and materials.

How we arrived at this decision:

Because of our proximity to the Eastern Branch of the MCLS, our library would be considered a “Member” and not a “Branch.” This means our taxes to them would only pay for materials, IT, and some programs. The estimated cost to join MCLS in 2015 would have been $366,176 per year. RBPL would still need to pay for Staff, Building and Facilities, and the remainder of programs.

RBPL pays $22,000 per year to be a member in the Libraries of Middlesex Automated Consortium (LMXAC). This fee covers IT, online resources, and borrowing privileges at a larger network of libraries.

Additionally, LMXAC members enjoy borrowing privileges at over 150 libraries. MCLS offers borrowing privileges at 21 additional libraries. Bottom line: a Red Bank resident with a home valued at $400,000 currently pays $132.00 per year to the library. If we joined MCLS, the cost would increase to $205.56. RBPL’s 2015 budget would need to go from $708,000 to $916,000. We believe we’ve made the best decision possible for our community. We encourage you to come in and see how far your library card can stretch!

LMxAC vs. MCLS comparison

LMxAC vs. MCLS comparison



Jim Whyte 2
James Whyte
5 year term ending 12/31/18

Ann Goldman
Ann Goldman
Vice President
5 year term ending 12/31/2019

5 year term endng 12/31/2020
Sara Hansen
Sara Hansen
5 year term ending 12/31/2016

Pasquale Menna, Esq.,
Mayor, Borough of Red Bank

Ann Ciabattoni
Ann Ciabattoni
Mayor's Alternate
Term ending 12/31/16

Kathy Horgan
Council Liaison
1 year term ending 12/31/16
Jared Rumage
Jared Rumage
Superintendent of Schools

J Pierson 2
James Pierson
Superintendent Alternate
Term ending 12/31/2016
Steve Hecht 2
Stephen Hecht
5 year term ending 12/31/2019
Ethel BrandonEthel Brandon
Term ending 12/31/2017
Grace Saphire, MemberGrace Saphire
Term ending 12/31/2020

Finance Sara Hansen*, Stephen Hecht, Ann Ciabattoni, Jim Whyte
Buildings & Grounds Ann Goldman*, Jared Rumage, Beth Hanratty, Jim Whyte
Personnel Stephen Hecht*, Sara Hansen, Jim Whyte
Development Beth Hanratty*, Ann Ciabattoni, Ethel Brandon, Jim Whyte
* Denotes Chairperson - President serves ex officio on all committees
Meeting Dates & Times
As of May 2014, the Library Board meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the Meeting Room.
Red Bank Public Library
84 West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Revised July 2016


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