Library trustees search for candidate for board membership

The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a candidate to be considered for appointment to the board beginning in July. The selected trustee will represent the Havre de Grace area of Harford County.

Among the duties of trustees as set by state and county law are: to establish and operate the library to provide free service, to set library policy, to employ a director, to advise in the preparation of the budget and to approve the budget, to control the spending of funds, to adopt rules and regulations for use of the library and to select locations and approve plans for branch buildings.

An application form and additional information may be obtained from any Harford County Public Library branch, the library website,, or by calling 410-838-3749. Completed applications with a resume must be returned by Saturday, March 15 to Office of the Director, Harford County Public Library, 1221-A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp, Maryland 21017.

The Library Board of Trustees operates under the Laws of Maryland, Title 23, and Harford County Code, Article 21. The Harford County executive appoints a trustee to a five-year term from a list submitted by the existing Board of Trustees. The County Council must confirm the appointment. A trustee may be reappointed for a second term and receives no payment for his/her service.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. The library serves 182,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of more than 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

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