All YPL locations will be closed Sunday, Feb. 12 & Monday, Feb. 13 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and Sunday, Feb. 19 & Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

Board of Trustees

The next meeting of the Yonkers Public Library Board of Trustees will be:
Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7 pm at
Riverfront Library
One Larkin Center
Yonkers, NY 10701


Click here for Board Meeting Minutes  |  Click here for Board of Trustees Reports

The Board of Trustees of the Yonkers Public Library serves as the voice of our community in the Library. The policies and practices of the Library are set and overseen by the Board, and the Library Director is appointed by the Board. The seven members of the Board are appointed to five year terms by the Board of Education.

 

The Trustees are:

Nancy L. Maron

Nancy L. Maron, President (’26)   Nancy is Founder of BlueSky to BluePrint, a strategic consulting firm helping publishers, librarians, and leaders of digital initiatives to develop sustainable business models.

Prior to that, she served as Program Director for Sustainability and Scholarly Communications at the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R where she led several studies on sustainability and business planning, including A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for Your Digital Resources (2014) and Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-up Phase (2014).


Joseph J. Puglia

Joseph J. Puglia, Vice President (’23)   Joseph has served on the Yonkers Public Library Board of Trustees since June of 2017.  He also serves as a trustee of the Westchester Library System and on the advisory board of Annunciation School in Crestwood.  

Joseph retired after a forty-six year career in education, having served in both the private and public sector as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.  He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Iona College, and graduate degrees in Educational Administration and World History from NYU and St. John’s University respectively.
Joseph and his wife Karen, are the parents of two grown children and grandparents to three children.

Stephen Jannetti

Stephen Jannetti, Treasurer (’23)   Stephen was born in Brooklyn, NY but lived in Queens, NY most of his life.  While living in Queens, Stephen worked as the Assistant to the Publisher for the “Times/Ledger” newspaper group and was elected the first president of the Bayside Chamber of Commerce.

Since moving to Yonkers in 1999, he has been very involved in civic and business communities.  Stephen is a founding officer of the McLean Avenue Merchants Association, a member of the Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, a regular attendee of the Hyatt Homeowners Association, and an active member Huguenot Masonic Lodge #46. 

Stephen is a published author and a licensed Realtor with Jane Mosello Real Estate. 


 

Michael Sabatino

Michael Sabatino (’24) Michael was born and raised in the Bronx and has been a resident of Yonkers for the last thirty-eight years. He was elected to the City Council in November 2011. He has served as the Minority Leader of the city council for two years. In January 2018 he became the Majority Leader and chaired the Budget & Finance Committee and the Education Committee. Before Michael was elected to the Council he served as the Education Chair of the Human Rights Commission for the City of Yonkers. He is one of the founding members of the Yonkers Committee for Smart development and the River Community Coalition of Yonkers. He has been involved in many grassroots activities in the community, including being part of efforts to landmark an historic home in his neighborhood. He has been an advocate for Human Rights and LGBT rights. He and his husband Robert Voorheis were litigants in a Marriage Equality case that brought Marriage recognition to NYS. They are currently part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian American History Museum.
He graduated from St. John’s University with a BS in Medical Technology and from Long Island
University with MS in Medical Biology. His early career was spent working as a hospital laboratory
technologist, pharmaceutical researcher, and a teacher. In 1993 he became one of the principals in LEAP
Technologies, a company that sells robotic instruments to scientific and research laboratories. He
departed from that company in 2015. He now serves the City of Yonkers at the Director of Community
and Government Affairs.

 

Patricia Duggan

Patricia Phelan (’27) Patricia is a lifelong Yonkers resident and mother of two daughters, Kelly and Caitlin, who graduated from Montessori 27 ES, Mark Twain MS, and Museum MS.  She is a retired educator of 37 years, 30 of which were spent teaching Science in the Mount Vernon School District.  During this time, she also served as Middle School Vice President for 15 years in the Mount Vernon Federation of Teachers. 

Presently Patricia serves as Treasurer for Mount Vernon Federation of Teachers Retiree Council and as Corresponding Secretary for the County Waterford Association of New York. In addition, Patricia volunteers as a GED Coach with RSVP of Westchester with Westchester Library System and as a Greeter at Gilda’s Club of Westchester, at White Plains Hospital Cancer Center, and at Untermyer Gardens. A strong part of her educational platform has always involved the use of library resources and facilities to increase knowledge and foster a love of literature.

 


 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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