The West End Library, which is an independent member of the federated Union County Library System, is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for overseeing the library’s management, operation, and maintenance.

Members are selected for their interest in the library and its role in the community as well as for their willingness to devote the time and effort necessary to carry out the duties of a trustee. The Board of Trustees controls the expenditure of all funds in the library’s budget.  Members work with the library’s director, who is responsible for the library’s administration, in the study, evaluation, and development of library policies and long-range plans.

The Board of Trustees meets at the West End Library at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.  The meetings are open to the public.  The following meeting dates have been approved for 2015: January 12 (in lieu of Martin Luther King Jr. Day), February 10 (in lieu of Presidents’ Day), March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 15. Please call the West End Library at (570) 922-4773 to confirm the date and time of meetings.

Board of Trustees of the West End Library:Jim Caruso, President; Kathy Kuhns, Vice-President; Joyce Shaw, Secretary; Julie Mitchell, Treasurer; Rodd Troutman, Benita Kolmen Solomon and Barbara Weishaar.

Library Director: Wendy Rote

Mission statement:

  • The West End Library is committed to making available materials and programs whose purpose is the enrichment and enhancement of the lives of its patrons.
  • Materials and services are developed and maintained for the education, intellectual stimulation, and pleasure of all residents of the service area.
  • The West End Library affirms its dedication to three principles: intellectual freedom, the public’s right to know, and the inclusion of diverse points of view.
  • The West End Library acknowledges an obligation to make the public aware of its resources and to actively encourage patrons of all ages to utilize its resources.