Meet our stewards.

The Hoboken Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the Fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:30 pm at the Hoboken Public Library, 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ. During the declared public health emergency, the Library Board of Trustees meetings are conducted virtually, notice of which will be posted on Library website at hobokenlibrary.org.

Hoboken Public Library Board of Trustees

Jerome Abernathy
President

JoAnn Serrano
Treasurer

Susan Murcko
Secretary

Amanda R. Blaney

Raakhee Mirchandani

Jack Silbert

Kurt Thoens

Jason Freeman
Mayor’s Representative

Jennifer Evans
Board Superintendent Alternate

Mayor Ravi Bhalla
Ex-Officio

Dr. Christine Johnson
Superintendent 

Rosary Van Ingen
Interim Library Director

Clark Matthews
Recording Secretary

Library Board of Trustees: Meeting Dates for August 2021 – July 2022:

Tuesday, August 24, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*  •  This meeting will be held via Zoom
Tuesday, September 28, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, October 26, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, November 16, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, December 21, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*

Future Meetings will be held: To be Determined for January 2022 through July 2022

An executive session may or may not be held in conjunction with these meetings.


2020-2021 Meetings were held on the following dates:
Tuesday, July 27, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*  •  This meeting will be held via Zoom
Tuesday, June 22, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes
Tuesday, May 25, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes*
Thursday, May 20, 2021  •  6 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, May 6, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda*  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, April 27, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, March 23, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, February 23, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, January 26, 2021  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes*
Tuesday, December 15, 2020  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes
Tuesday, November 24, 2020  •  6:30 pm  •  Agenda  •   Minutes
Tuesday, October 27, 2020   •   6:30 pm   •   Agenda  •   Minutes
Tuesday, September 22, 2020   •   6:30 pm   •   Agenda   •   Minutes
Tuesday, August 25, 2020   •   6:30 pm   •   Agenda   •    Minutes

– By order of the Library Board of Trustees resolution adopted at the annual reorganization meeting held on July 27th, 2020
Lina Podles, Library Director, Hoboken Public Library

You can view a pdf copy of the Library’s Strategic Plan for the years 2017 through 2021.

You can view a pdf copy of the Update to the Library’s Capital Master Plan, adopted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

*Note: This information is not yet posted.  Meeting Agendas are generally posted the day of the meeting, and Meeting Minutes are not posted until they are approved at the following month’s meeting.

Above section updated July 29, 2020 -MC


2019-2020 Meetings were held on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 27, 2019               6:30 pm        Agenda     Minutes

Tuesday, September 24, 2019     6:30 pm        Agenda     Minutes

Tuesday, October 22, 2019          6:30 pm        Agenda    Minutes

Tuesday, November 26, 2019      6:30 pm        Agenda     Minutes

Tuesday, December 17, 2019      6:30 pm        Agenda      Minutes

Tuesday, January 28, 2020      6:30 pm      Agenda      Minutes

Tuesday, February 25, 2020     6:30 pm      Agenda      Minutes

Tuesday, March 24, 2020          6:30 pm     Agenda       Minutes

Tuesday, April  28, 2020            6:30 pm    Agenda        Minutes

Thursday, May 14, 2020          6:30 pm       Agenda       Minutes*  SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday, May 26, 2020            6:30 pm      Agenda        Minutes

Tuesday, June 23, 2020          6:30 pm       Agenda       Minutes   Note: Agenda contains ZOOM meeting information

Tuesday, July 28, 2020           6:30 pm        Agenda       Minutes*

An executive session may or may not be held in conjunction with these meetings
By order of the Library Board off Trustees resolution adopted at the annual reorganization meeting held on July 23rd, 2019.
– Lina Podles, Library Director, Hoboken Public Library

Above section updated August 26, 2020 -MC


2018-2019 Meetings were held on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 22, 2019             6:30 pm         Agenda        Minutes

Monday, February 25, 2019             6:30 pm       Agenda        Minutes
This was a change from the regular schedule of Tuesdays

Tuesday, March 26, 2019                 6:30 pm      Agenda          Minutes

Tuesday, April 23, 2019                  6:30 pm       Agenda          Minutes

Tuesday, May 28, 2019                  6:30 pm       Agenda          Minutes

Thursday, June 20, 2019                  6:30 pm       Agenda          Minutes

Tuesday, July 23, 2019                    6:30 pm       Agenda          Minutes

An executive session may or may not be held in conjunction with these meetings

By order of the Library Board of Trustees resolution adopted at the annual reorganization meeting held on July 24th, 2018.
Lina Podles. Library Director, Hoboken Public Library.

Above section updated August 26, 2019-MC