Library Board of Trustees


  • Third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. 
  • 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 are available prior to the meetings. Approved minutes from previous meetings are also posted on the City's website.

Board Members

Name Position  Term Ends
Stephanie Oppenheimer Chair 6/30/22
Jeff Peterson Vice Chair 6/30/23
Bizzy Bracken Board Member 6/30/25
Patrick Cronin Board Member 6/30/24
Janis Johnson Board Member 6/30/25
Molly Novotny Board Member 6/30/24
Chrystie Swiney Board Member 6/30/22

Ex Officio Members

Name Position
Marybeth Connelly City Council Liaison
Raissa Borges FCCPS Student Representative
Erin Tarpgaard FCCPS Student Representative
Jennifer Carroll Library Director & Staff Liaison


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 from among eligible voters resident in the city. Each member is appointed for a term of 4 years. Upon the expiration of a term of office, the member holding that office may continue to serve until a successor is qualified. Any vacancy is filled for the unexpired term as soon as possible in the same manner as members of the board are usually chosen. Board members do not receive a salary or other compensation for their services, but necessary expenses actually incurred are authorized from library funds. A member may be removed for misconduct or neglect of duty by the City Council.

The Library Board holds regular meetings once a month, generally on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the library's Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting announcements are posted on the library's bulletin board, at City Hall, and on the library's and City's websites. A copy of current and past agendas, board packets, and minutes are available for public review at the library's Reference Desk. Agendas and final minutes from July 2013 through the present are also posted online.

Further Information

Emails may be sent to the Library Board of Trustees through its Staff Liaison, Jenny Carroll.