Library Board of Trustees

Interested in Serving on the Library Board? 

The MRSPL Library Board of Trustees has two vacancies. If you are a City of Falls Church resident and interested in applying to join the Board of Trustees, please visit


Provides general supervision of the public library, establishes policies, and issues necessary regulations for the governance of the library. The Board gives guidance to the Library Director in the preparation of the budget and advises the City Council and the City Manager.

The Library Board of Trustees is legally established in Chapter 24 of the City Code of Falls Church as provided in Section 24-3. It is composed of 7 members and is appointed by the City Council for a term of 4 years. 


  • Third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to the public. 
  • Check the website calendar for upcoming meetings. 
  • Past Virtual Meetings: Visit the City's webcasts website. Scroll to the Archives section, then the Webcasts section. Scroll to find meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas and board packets are available online prior to the meetings. Approved minutes from previous meetings are also posted on the City's website and available in the library. 

Contact the Library Board

To contact the Library Board or request additional information, please email or call:

Jennifer Carroll, Library Director
Email  |  703-248-5032 (TTY 711)

Current Board Members

Name Position
Jeff Peterson Chair
Chrystie Swiney Vice Chair
Bizzy Bracken Board Member
Patrick Cronin Board Member
Janis Johnson Board Member
Molly Novotny Board Member
Stephanie Oppenheimer Board Member

Ex Officio Members

Name Position
Jennifer Carroll Library Director & Staff Liaison
Marybeth Connelly City Council Liaison
Sue Dimock FCCPS Board Liaison