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.

2021 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: 2021

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. The Board is currently meeting in person, following physical distancing requirements. Masks are required. 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:

2021 Meeting Dates

January 21

February 18

March 18

April 15

May 20

June 17

July 15

August 19

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 16


Correspondence for the Board of Trustees should be sent to:

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