Board of Trustees

2017 Board of Trustees Members*

Mayor Betsy McBride

Geri Tabako, President

Robert Fisher-Hughes, Vice President

Jack Killion, Township Committee Liasion

Diane Johnson, Secretary

Dr. Ronnie Tarchichi, Superintendent of

Paul Colsey, Treasurer

Dr. Sylvia Still

Ellyn McMullin

Joseph Sannino

Martin Slater


*All approved minutes from the meetings of the Pennsauken Free Public Library Board of Trustees are located at the Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 N. Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110 and are available for review upon request.

A Word From The President Of The Board Of Trustees


Dear Library Patron,

Every year, it is the responsibility of your Pennsauken Public Library to disseminate to the community the meeting schedule of the Board of Trustees of the Pennsauken Public Library. This is done in order that members of the public have the opportunity to attend meetings and to participate in library activities. We believe that while a good percentage of our Township and surrounding communities are familiar with the operations of the public library, some are not. This is a good opportunity to briefly identify what the Library Board is.

Under official New Jersey law, your municipal Pennsauken Public Library Board of Trustees is formed to consist of seven to nine members, one of whom is the Mayor and one of whom is the Superintendent of Schools. The latter two members may appoint alternates to represent them. The other five to seven members of the Library Board are appointed by the Mayor. Initially, these appointments are made for one, two, three, four and five years, respectively.

The primary role of the public library is to provide needed services to the total community. Trustees are individuals with a profound interest in developing the library for the community and in providing for the growth of the library. Being a Library Trustee means that one has been entrusted with the welfare of an important community institution capable of serving everyone in the community. Library Boards work because of the abilities and commitment of each member. The Board, along with the Director and Staff, strive to keep the public informed.

On behalf of the 2017 Board, we welcome your attendance at the meetings. For further information about your Pennsauken Public Library, contact us at 856-665-5959 or email:

We thank you for using your library and please continue to spread the word about our services, programs, and successes.

Geri Tabako, President