Franklin Lakes Public Library Board of Trustees

2024 Board Members

Dave Kampschmidt, Trustee - term expires 12/31/2024
Joseph Leone, President - term expires 12/31/2027
Donna Luciano, Vice President - term expires 12/31/2024
Greg Maceri, Superintendent of Schoolsterm expires 12/31/2024
Larissa McCarthy, Mayor's Appointment - term expires 12/31/2024
Dr. Robert Penna, Trustee - term expires 12/31/2028
Jeffrey Strauss, Treasurer - term expires 12/31/2025
Peter Swist, Secretary - term expires 12/31/2028
Nishan Vartabedian, Trustee - term expires 12/31/2026
Elysse Fink, Director

Council Liaison - Councilmember Michele DeLuccia
Alternate Liaison - Councilmember Joel Ansh
By state law, Library Trustees are appointed by the Mayor to serve a term of five years.  The Mayor and Superintendent of Schools serve as ex officio members of the nine-member Board.

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The Franklin Lakes Public Library provides materials and services to help community residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on supplying adults with current reading materials; on providing reference services to students (at all academic levels) and other information seekers; and on making facilities available for local individuals, organizations and agencies for community work. The library serves as a learning and activities center for all residents.

  • The mission of the Franklin Lakes Public Library is to make readily available to residents library materials and information services proportionate to levels of demand and use and to provide access to resources outside of the library’s collection.

  • The library affirms an ongoing commitment to excellence which is demonstrated by its collection, programs and services. 

  • Current, high demand high interest materials are featured in a variety of formats and the library maintains a collection of time-honored materials of historical and literary significance.

  • The library is a central focus point in developing, sponsoring and hosting educational and enrichment programs and services for individuals and families.  In partnership with the family, the library encourages children to develop an interest in reading and learning.

  • A primary role of the library is to champion literacy as a critical element in our society and encourage community residents to become lifelong readers.