The Public Library for Union County, which is an independent member of the federated Union County Library System, is governed by a Board of Trustees that is responsible for overseeing the library’s management, operation, and maintenance.

Members are selected for their interest in the library and its role in the community as well as for their willingness to devote the time and effort necessary to carry out the duties of a trustee. The Board of Trustees controls the expenditure of all funds in the library’s budget.  Members work with the library’s director, who is responsible for the library’s administration, in the study, evaluation, and development of library policies and long-range plans.

The Board of Trustees meets at The Public Library for Union County at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in the library’s Community Room. Meetings are open to the public.

The following meeting dates have been approved for 2014: January 13; February 10; March 10; April 14; May 12; June 9; July 14; August 11; September 8; October 13; November 10; December 8.

Please call The Public Library for Union County at (570) 523-1172 to confirm the date and time of meetings.

Board of Trustees of The Public Library for Union County: Andrew Gibbons, President; Mary Csernica, Vice President; Roger Hoffman, Treasurer; Jonathan Adams, Secretary;  Ellen Flacker-Darer, Michael Levan and Sabra Karr.

Mission Statement:

The Public Library for Union County offers free, public access to all of its resources. The library’s collections and services are developed and maintained for the education, intellectual stimulation, and pleasure of all residents of the county community. Accordingly, library materials and programs reflect a commitment to enriching and to enhancing the lives of all patrons.

In fulfilling its mission, the Public Library for Union County affirms its dedication to three principles: intellectual freedom, the public’s right to know, and the inclusion of diverse points of view. The library strives to meet the informational needs of the community, to make the public aware of its resources, and to actively encourage patrons of all ages to fully utilize its resources.

Vision Statement:

The Public Library for Union County is a vital community resource that serves as a gateway to an expanding world of knowledge and will be on the leading edge of library services delivery.  As a resource center, its professional and dedicated staff will offer helpful services and access to technology.  As a community center, it will provide educational and cultural opportunities for lifelong learning.  As a center for innovation, the library will seek out and implement the newest learning technologies.

The library will create opportunities to participate, connect and discover by encouraging lifelong learning, responding to the needs of our diverse community, ensuring freedom of access of information, offering space for people and ideas to come together and by providing materials and programs that entertain and inspire.