Board of Trustees

The library is governed by a Board of Library Trustees composed of seven members. A Board member is appointed to a five-year term and may serve any number of terms but may serve no more than two consecutive terms. Officers are elected each year for one-year term. The powers and duties of the Board are outlined in §§ 23-401, et seq. of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.


    • James B. Johnson, President 
    • Melissa J. Leonard, Vice President
    • Kaleb Hignutt, Treasurer
    • Sarah Dahl, Secretary
    • Tomas Davila
    • Holly Trice
    • Tamara Kelly-Molock

Executive Director: Deborah A. Bennett


Seven citizens of Caroline County. Appointments are made from nominees provided to County Commissioners of Caroline County by the membership of the Board of Library Trustees.

Term of Office:

Five years. An unlimited number of terms may be served, but members may not serve more than two consecutive terms. Terms begin on the fiscal year. Officers are elected annually to serve on the fiscal year schedule beginning July 1st by Trustees, and may serve any number of terms in leadership positions.


The Board of Library Trustees for Caroline County Public Library has a meeting scheduled on April 10, 2024 at 6:00pm at the Central Library.

Click here to download the April 10 Meeting Agenda

The 2024 scheduled meetings of the Board of Library Trustees are as follows:

  • January 23, 2024 (Agenda posted 1/19/24)
  • April 10, 2024 (Agenda posted 4/5/24)
  • June 12, 2024  
  • August 14, 2024 
  • October 9, 2024 

Unless in closed session all meetings are open to the public. 

Minutes from Previous Broad of Trustee Meetings:






Minutes from prior years are available for public review upon request.