Administration and Board of Trustees

Library Director, Elizabeth Olesh
Assistant Director, Kaysha Watson-Phillips

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.

Members of the Board of Trustees for 2019 - 2020 are:
Ethell Smith, President
Kerry Schwenker, Vice-President
Carl A. Williams, Secretary
Shireen Abed, Trustee
Arthur Mesiti, Trustee

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:

April 15, 2020 (Online Meeting) - Click here for information
May 20, 2020
June 17, 2020
July 15, 2020
August 19, 2020
September 16, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 16, 2020
January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021

Board Minutes are now available to view online in PDF format.
2020 Minutes | 2019 Minutes

For additional minutes, please email

Baldwin Public Library Budget Information

2020 / 2021 Library Budget Message from the Board of Trustees

Mensaje de presupuesto de la biblioteca para 2020/2021 de la Junta de Síndicos

Information on the Proposed 2020 / 2021 Budget

Información sobre el presupuesto propuesto para 2020/2021

2019 - 2021 Baldwin Public Library Budget Presentation

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