Administration and Board of Trustees

Library Director, Elizabeth Olesh

The Library is under the authority of a five-member Board of Trustees. One member is elected each year at the annual election in May. The term of office is five years. The library budget is proposed by the Board and is voted upon by the residents.

The Board of Trustees generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm at the Library.
Please call the Library at 516-223-6228 to confirm the time, date and room.

Upcoming Board Meetings:
January 16, 2019 - Agenda
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 17, 2019
August 21, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019

Members of the Board of Trustees for 2018-2019 are:
Kerry Schwenker, President
Carl A. Williams, Vice President
Ethell Smith, Secretary
Joseph J. Carroll, Trustee
Shireen Abed, Trustee

Board Minutes are now available to view online in PDF format.
2019 Minutes | 2018 Minutes

For additional minutes, please email

A Message from the Board of Trustees

2018-2019 Library Budget Presentation/Annual Report to the Community

2018-2019 Library Budget

Baldwin Public Library Plan of Service 2018-2023
Every public library in New York State is required to have a Board-approved plan of service. This standard, along with the other minimum standards established by the State Library, are intended to “promote quality local public library service in all communities of New York State, empower libraries to strengthen community relations and promote public support for quality library services, and support a culture of transparency, accountability, and continuous improvement.”

A long range plan acknowledges that an effective organization focuses its services, rather than attempting to be all things to all people. A solid plan builds on an organization’s strengths while looking toward the future.

View the Baldwin Public Library Plan of Service for 2018-2023