New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

Library Trustees

The New Bern-Craven County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks volunteers to fill vacancies, to be appointed by Craven County Board of Commissioners and New Bern Board of Aldermen.

Interested applicants should contact the Librarian, Cassandra Hunsucker, via e-mail ( or by phone at 252-638-7800 by September 30, 2018. Please indicate:

  • What experience would you bring to the Board of Trustees?
  • How would you advocate for the library beyond attending meetings of the Trustees?
  • How do you use the library?

The duties of the Trustees, as set forth in the By-Laws of the New Bern Craven County Public Library are:

  • To carry out conscientiously the powers given them;
  • To determine policy of the library;
  • To advise in the preparation of the budget; approve it and work to obtain the necessary funds;
  • To provide and maintain adequate buildings and grounds;
  • To study and support legislation which will bring about the greatest good to the greatest number of libraries;
  • To cooperate with other public officials and boards; and
  • To maintain vital public relations.

The ten members of the Library Board are appointed either by the City of New Bern or by Craven County. A City Alderman and a County Commissioner also serve on the Library Board. The regular term of a trustee lasts 6 years.

Board Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the First Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December in the William H. Sherratt Conference Room at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman of the Board, or upon written request by three members.

New Bern-Craven County Board of Trustees

Tere Otero, Chairman
Carol Becton
Ericka Foluke
Esther Hardin
Carter Ann Rollins
Ethel Staten
Donna Woodruff
Scott Dacey, Craven County Commissioner
Sabrina Bengel, New Bern Alderman
(June 2018)