The Board of Trustees is responsible for governance and overseeing the provision of library service to meet the needs of residents in the Kent City School District.  Per the Ohio Revised Code, Board members are appointed by the Kent City School’s Board of Education for a seven year term and receive no monetary compensation. If you have an interest in serving on the library’s Board of Trustees applications are requested each September (see below).

Board of Trustees Applications Update 9/16/2022:

If you… 

  • Feel passionate about the role of public libraries in the community
  • Support intellectual freedom and access to information for everyone
  • Want to ensure continued excellence of the library
  • Recognize the importance of funding, facilities and great employees to serve the community 
  • Enjoy working with a group of like-minded people  

… consider applying to serve as a volunteer Board member. Applications are available now at the Information Desk of the library for residents in the Kent City School District interested in serving on the library’s board of trustees. Applications are due to the library by noon on Monday, October 17, 2022. Each year, the Kent Board of Education makes an appointment to the seven-member board. Board members are not compensated, serve a seven year term and must be available to attend a regular monthly meeting. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every  month at 4 pm. Current board members are listed below. 


2022 Board Members

John R. Ryan, President
Term Expires: 2022

Amanda Metcalf, Vice-President
Term Expires: 2026

Kris Palcho, Secretary
Term Expires: 2027

Christine Bhargava 
Term Expires: 2024

Asad Khan
Term Expires: 2025

Peter Kratcoski
Term Expires: 2028

Erin Madonio Latina
Term Expires: 2023


Board Meetings

Meetings of the Board are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the library. The time and date of meetings is subject to change. Please call the library to confirm meetings. Meetings are open to the public.

The Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 4:00 p.m. at the library on the following dates:

2022 Meeting Dates

January 20

February 17

March 17

April 21

May 19

June 16

July 21 – Meeting Cancelled

August 18 – Meeting Rescheduled to August 11

September 15

October 20

November 17

December 15


Correspondence for the Board of Trustees should be sent to:

Board of Trustees
Kent Free Library
312 W. Main St.
Kent, OH 44240