Library Board

Board of Trustees: Members and Minutes

On this page: Meeting Dates, Board Members, Minutes

Meeting Schedule


Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:15 PM (with the exception of the Annual Meeting that begins at 4:30 PM)

All Board of Trustee meetings are open to the public

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the location of the meetings will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be held remotely

March 17, 2021

May 19, 2021

June 16, 2021

September 15, 2021

October 20, 2021

November 17, 2021

SLFL Association Annual Meeting January 26, 2022


Board Members


Glen Pareira - 2023

Melissa Kline - 2023

Christina Lawrence - 2023

Kelly Linehan - 2023

Lynne Fisher Kemp - 2023

Amy Richardson - 2024

Jessica Jakobe - 2024

Mike Beccaria - 2024

Cheryl Joyce - 2024

David Staszak - 2024

Tiffany Van Etten - 2025

Angela Bates - 2025

Beryl Szwed - 2025

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The Library is launching a new process to recruit people interested in joining the Board of Trustees.
The Library's bylaws set the size of the Board to 10 members and term of its Trustees to one 5-year period. Every year, two trustees leave the Board and two join. As a result, we are continuously recruiting new members and decided it would be better to revise our annual recruitment strategy and replace it with a process that results in a pool of talented people that are interested in being considered for the Board of Trustees next year or in the future.

Last year, the Board of Trustees adopted a five -year strategic plan and in the process identified skills and experiences necessary to successfully, execute the plan. In reviewing current and outgoing Trustee skills, we have a good handle on the desired skills/experience we are seeking for future members. Specifically people with knowledge or experience in:

• nonprofit management and/or finance
• fundraising
• people with special needs
• communications
• construction/contracting/architecture
• endowment development

If you would like to be considered for Board membership, please contact the Board Chair in care of Library Director Peter Benson.

Thank you for considering joining the Board of Trustees and for supporting the Saranac Lake Free Library. We hope to hear from you!



Address: Saranac Lake Free Library
109 Main Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Phone: (518) 891-4190

Hours of Service

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday

10:30am -5:30pm


We are closed for the following holidays:

New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day