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About the Montgomery County Library Board

The Library Board makes recommendations to the County Executive on matters affecting the public library system, such as the location of new library facilities, the adequacy of book collections, services to outlying districts, and personnel needs of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

The Montgomery County Library Board has fourteen members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council, this includes a member representing the School Board and a member representing Montgomery College.

Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month, except in July and August, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Consult the calendar for exact dates. Meetings take place in the library's administrative offices at 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310, in Rockville.

Members serve up to two 3-year terms without compensation. Three members' terms expire each fall, although sometimes positions become vacant at other times. Vacancies and application procedures are announced in county newspapers, at the libraries, on the library website, and to local organizations.

Twenty-two subcommittees of the Library Board, called Library Advisory Committees (LAC), represent each library branch and the Montgomery County Correctional Center. Library Advisory Committee membership applications can be requested at the libraries. LAC members serve up to two 3-year terms, and membership must be approved by the Library Board. Board members serve as liaisons to branch LACs, attending meetings and reporting the concerns of the LACs to the Library Board. The Accessibility Advisory Committee advices the MCPL Director and Library Board on how to increase the value of library services and programming for people with disabilities.

For more information, please contact Regina Holyfield-Jewett at 240-777-0016 or by email or write to Director's Office, Montgomery County Public Libraries, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310, Rockville, Maryland 20850.


Board Member 1st or 2nd Term and End Date Liaison
Ms. Laura Briskin-Limehouse 1st, 2020 Connie Morella (Bethesda)
Marilyn Praisner
Mr. Jensen Chiu,
1st, 2019 Olney
Kensington Park
Ms. Andrea Christman N/A School Board Representative
Ms. Kimberly Durcho,
Vice Chair
1st, 2019 Aspen Hill
Silver Spring
Dr. William Duval 1st, 2019 Rockville Memorial
Mr. Nabil Makar 1st, 2019  
Mr. Hector Morey 1st, 2020 Damascus
Ms. Antoinette Negro 1st, 2018 Noyes
Quince Orchard
Mr. Brandon Rippeon 1st, 2020 Germantown
Maggie Nightingale
Ms. Carrie Villar Partial, 2018 Long Branch
White Oak
Mr. Michael T. Wallace, 1st, 2020 Chevy Chase
Little Falls
Ms. Jane Williams 1st, 2020 Potomac
Mr. Tanner Wray N/A Montgomery College
Montgomery County Correctional Facility


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