The boards’ primary responsibilities are establishing the mission and vision for the Oberlin Public Library, determining the policies that are implemented to govern the library, hiring and evaluating the director of the library, and overseeing the general management of the library to ensure that the local community is represented well and the public is informed regarding their local library. For more information concerning the duties of the Oberlin Public Library of Trustees please view the official charge here.

Meeting Times

The board meets the second Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. All board meetings are open to the public.

Contact Us

For more information please contact Oberlin Public Library Board President, Bruce Ente, at 216-777-0708.


Name AddressTerm
Bruce Ente, President82 Pyle Road01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Megan Newson217 S. Pleasant Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Bethany Baker, Vice President43837 Albrecht Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022
Meredith Gadsby283 Morgan Street01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Anita Locke40 Colony Drive01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022
Patrick Prosser13344 Hale Road01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Marcia Peterson 32 Canterbury Circle01/01/2019 - 12/31/2022

A complete list of board and commission members, support staff, and Council Liaisons can be found here.

Important Documents

Ohio Sunshine Laws


Oberlin Public Library

Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office