Board of Trustees

The Cranbury Public Library Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing policy affecting the administration of the Library, shall prepare an annual budget, shall exercise control of all library funds and assure that these funds are duly expended and accounted for, shall hire and appoint a library director, shall approve staff positions in the library, and shall determine compensation for all employees.  The NJ State Library Trustees Manual for NJ Libraries is available online. The CPL TRUSTEES MANUAL  and the FINANCIAL MANUAL 2012 are available here.

The Library Board consists of nine members: a) Seven members appointed by the Mayor of Cranbury Township for five-year terms, b) The Mayor of Cranbury Township for an annual term, and c) The Cranbury School Chief School Administrator for an annual term. The latter two statutory members may appoint alternates to represent them. The Library Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Thomas Gambino Meeting Room at the Cranbury Public Library.

Note: Approved library board minutes are updated on this page approximately one month after the actual board meeting takes place.

Board Members

  • Kirstie Venanzi – President (term expires 12/31/25)
  • Dave Fletcher – Secretary/Treasurer (term expires 12/31/22)
  • David Carroll (term expires 12/31/21)
  • Andre Mento (term expires 12/31/22)
  • Fred Dennehy (term expires 12/31/24)
  • Ira Negin (term expires 12/31/24)
  • Patty Thomsson – (term expires 12/31/23)
  • Susan Genco – Chief School Administrator
  • Michael Ferrante – Mayor

Board Meeting Dates and Agendas – 2021

Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm and will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. Click the meeting date below for that meeting’s agenda.  (* denotes an exception)

Jan 14Feb 11Mar 11
Apr 8May 13Jun 10
Jul 8Aug 12Sep 9
Oct 14Nov 11Dec 9
Board Retreat TBD

Board Meeting Dates and Agendas – 2020

Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm and take place in the Library’s Thomas Gambino Room.  Any changes are announced in advance.   Agendas are posted the Monday before the meeting. Click the meeting date below for that meeting’s agenda.  (* denotes an exception)

Jan 9Feb 13Mar 12
April 9 OnlineMay 14 OnlineJun 11 Online
Jul 9 OnlineAug 13 OnlineSept 10 Online
Oct 8 OnlineNov 12 OnlineDec 10 Online
Special Meeting Jan 27Feb 29 RetreatEmergency Meeting Jul 16 Online
Emergency Meeting Jul 30 OnlineEmergency Meeting August 6 OnlineEmergency Meeting Sept 17 Online

Approved Board Meeting Minutes


Jan 9Feb 13Mar 12
Apr 9 Online May 14 Online Jun 11 Online
Jul 09 Online Aug 13 Online Sep 10 Online
Oct 08 Online Nov 12 OnlineDec 10
Jan 27- Special MeetingFeb 29 Retreat Emergency Meeting July 16 - Online
Emergency Meeting Jul 30 - OnlineEmergency Meeting
Aug 6 - Online
Emergency Meeting
Sept 17 - Online
Library Structure & Funding2020 Budget


Jan 10Feb 8Mar 14
Apr 11May 9Jun 13
Jul 11 Aug 8 Sep 12
Oct 10Nov 7 Nov 14
Dec 122019 Budget


Jan 11Feb 8Mar 8
Apr 12May 10Jun 14
Jul 12Aug 9Sep 13
Oct 11Nov 8Dec 13
Board Retreat-Jan 262018 Budget


Jan 12Feb 9-CancelledMar 9
Apr 13May 11Jun 8
Jul 13Aug 10Sep 14
Oct 12Nov 9Dec 14
Jan 27-Board Retreat2017 BudgetResolution 2017-1


Jan 14Feb 11Mar 10
Apr 14May 12Jun 9
Jul 14-CancelledAug 11Sep 8
Oct 13Nov 10Dec 8
2016 BudgetBoard Retreat2016 Audit


Jan 8Feb 12Mar 12
Apr 9May 14Jun 11
Jul 9Aug 13 - CancelledSep 10
Oct 8Nov 12Dec 10
Board Retreat2015 Budget


Jan 9Feb 13 - CancelledRetreat
Mar 13Apr 10May 8
Jun 12Jul 10Jul 28
Aug 14Sep 11Oct 9
Nov 13Dec 182014 Budget
2014 Annual Report


Jan 10Feb 14Retreat
Mar 14Apr 11May 09
June 13July 11Aug 08
Sep 12Oct 10Nov 14
Dec 52013 Report to the NJSL2013 Budget


Jan 2012Feb 2012Retreat 2012
Mar 2012Apr 2012May 2012
June 2012July 2012Aug 2012
Sept 2012Oct 2012Nov 2012
Dec 2012


Jan 2011Feb 2011Retreat 2011
Mar 2011Apr 2011May 2011
June 2011July 2011Aug 2011
Sept 2011Oct 2011Nov 2011
Dec 2011


Jan 2010Retreat 2010Feb 2010
Mar (11) 2010Mar (19) 2010Apr 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
Aug 2010Sept 2010Oct 2010
Nov 2010Dec 2010
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