Board of Trustees

The Riverdale Public Library is governed by its Board of Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for setting overall policy and for overseeing the finances of the Library. Specific responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Support the Library in its goal to provide excellent service to the community. The Trustees understand the community and work to ensure that the library meets those needs.
  • Establish policies that support the Library in achieving its goals.
  • Strive to obtain adequate financial support for the Library.
  • Hire a director who will provide professional guidance for the Library.

Each Trustee is appointed by the Mayor of the Borough of Riverdale for a 5-year term.


TrusteeOfficeTerm Ends
Linda AndersPresident2025
Rosann YoungsteinVice President2024
Catrina PurcellTreasurer2027
Ann Marie NadirogluSecretary2024
Dennis HarsleyTrustee, President of the  Friends2024
Kathy OlsenTrustee2026
Kristen RosenboomTrustee2028
Paul M. CarelliEx-Officio – Mayor N/A
Jayson GuttierrezEx-Officio – Superintendent of SchoolsN/A
Paul PurcellCouncil LiaisonN/A
 Alternate for Superintendent of Schools 

Ex Officio Members of the Board as of January 1, 2024

Mayor Paul Carelli
Delegate: TBD

Superintendent:  Jayson Gutierrez

Board of Trustee Meetings

The Board of Trustees meets the second Monday of each month except where noted. Meetings start at 7:00 PM at the library and are open to the public. Minutes are available upon request with a fee of $15 per copy. Meetings in 2024 are scheduled as follows:

January 24, 2024

February 12, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

May 20, 2024

June 17, 2024

July 15, 2024

August 19, 2024

September 16, 2024

October 21, 2024

November 18, 2024

December 16, 2024

Main Library Alliance

We are proud members of the Main Library Alliance, a nonprofit network of 100 municipalities in Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Union, and Warren Counties. Main’s mission is to lead and encourage collaboration, resource sharing, staff development and innovation by providing high-quality, cost-effective shared services to member libraries for their communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and experiences within our network. As a member of Main, our patrons have access to over 3.1 million physical and digital items, including but not limited to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, games, and of course, books. Our library also participates in the NJ Open Borrowing program through Main, enabling patrons to borrow materials in-person from participating libraries outside the Main service area. Main maintains our libraries’ computer systems and hosts a system-wide mobile app for patrons. Main’s commitment to cutting-edge technology inspires our patrons to “Listen, Read and Learn,” enriching their lives. The partnership and cooperation of Main’s member libraries and supporters make this all possible.

Directories of Main Libraries