About the Somerset County Library Commission

The Somerset County Library Commission is the governing board for the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ). The Commission is composed of seven residents of Somerset County, appointed by the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners for five year terms. One member of the County Board of Commissioners also serves as a liaison between the Library Commission and the Board of County Commissioners.

The Library Commission sets all policies for SCLSNJ, including operating and personnel policies. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. Meetings are conducted in person at the Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ. The September meeting is tentatively scheduled for the Montgomery Library. Agendas are posted the Friday before scheduled meetings and can be found by following the AGENDAS link below. Contact the commission at commission@sclibnj.org.

2022 Commission Meeting Dates

  • January 12, 2022 (reorganization meeting followed by regular meeting)
  • February 2, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • May 4, 2022
  • June 1, 2022
  • September 7, 2022 (tentatively scheduled for the Montgomery Library)
  • October 5, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • January 11, 2023

County Library Commission Members

  • Drew Giddings
  • Cori Haveson
  • Roberta Karpinecz
  • Peter Lazzaro
  • Christine Madrid
  • Joan Pritchard
  • Lindsay Shirvanian
  • Brian K. Auger, Secretary/County Library Administrator
  • Shanel Robinson, County Commission Liaison

Legal Counsel

  • Bernstein and Associates of New Jersey
  • Hatfield Schwartz Law Group
  • Weiner Law Group

Important Linked Documents