staff & committees
The staff and committees of the Little Silver Public Library are small in number, but large in spirit. The Little Silver Library is made up of the staff, the Friends of the Library, The Board of Trustees, and volunteers. The library’s main purpose is to service the borough of Little Silver in the most effective way possible. The staff and library director listen and respond to the requests and concerns of patrons regarding material selection, programs and services.
The library is always changing and growing with the vision and leadership of the Library Director, Anita O’Brien and the support from staff, Board of Trustees and Friends of Little Silver Library.
The library is under the control and management of The Board of Trustees consisting of four members. The Board of Trustees hold quarterly meetings with the Town Borough Liaison to discuss the current status of the library. The Board reviews and approves library policies and decide when changes need to be made, and hire all staff of the library.
The Friends of the Library are a non-profit organization that raises money for library programs and improvements. They are a 501(c)3 organization, making donations tax-deductible. They provide key funding for a range of programs and services, as well as any improvements the library may need.
In years past, the Friends have helped the library add the new addition onto the library, revamped the children’s room, purchase the new teen corner furniture, including the electrical powered sectional couch, big screen TV for future programs, display monitor by the entrance, shelving end caps. The Friends also purchased and dedicated a display case to Marcia Craig, who served the library for 25 years.
In 2017, the Friends replaced the staff office furniture, providing the library with updated desks, filing cabinets and storage. Additionally, the Friends replaced the public computer tables with new desks, which include USB charging ports, plugs, and wire control, as well as, providing a desk area for those patrons who wish to use their own laptops. The Friends created a welcoming foyer, including a new book drop, a credenza, and a bench for patrons to sit while taking phone calls. In our children’s room, the Friends provided new toys and materials for storytime, and new tables and chairs giving our youngest patrons a place to read, play and create.