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 The Board meets the 2nd Wednesday every other month,

(February, April, June, August, October, December)

at 11:45 a.m.  Meetings are open and the public is welcome.

BMPL Board Of Trustees. Monday May 13, 2024. 11:45 AM




Discussion on close session 


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The trustees represent both Nash and Edgecombe counties and the city of Rocky Mount and are appointed by their respective county commissioners and city councilmen. The county managers, city manager, and the superintendent of Nash- Rocky Mount Schools also serve. The Board meets the 2nd Wednesday every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December) at 11:45 a.m.  Meetings are open and the public is welcome.
The Trustees are extremely proud of this Library facility and its staff.  We encourage all citizens of the twin county area to use it and to participate in the many programs offered through it. Libraries continue to play a vital role in our community today. With technology now dominating our lives, the role of libraries has changed to meet the demands and challenges of our modern world – and Braswell Memorial Library leads the way in providing free access to technology and support for the reading and information needs of all area residents.
We continue to encourage and support the staff in their ability to provide up to date services to our patrons as well as support to the other libraries in our area.  We recognize the importance of every public and school library in filling a need that is vital for the communities they serve.  

The Trustees are committed to providing you with the best Library services and programs possible.  We are honored to represent you and try to keep that foremost in our minds when making decisions.  Not surprisingly, the budget presents a challenge as we try to balance meeting the needs of all of our patrons through our staff, hours of operation, services, and programs with the money we receive from our local funders and other sources.

The Trustees sincerely hope you find that Braswell Memorial Public Library lives up to its vision: “To enrich the lives of its users by supporting reading and literacy, providing access to information, and serving as a distinctive destination for the community”.


Board of Trustees’ Committees

Audit and Finance

Terry Anderson

Ann-Marie Brown

Elton Daniels

Eric Evans

Stacie Shatzer

Human Resources

Deborah Battle

Ann-Marie Brown

Eric Evans

Linda Hardy

Nominations Committee

Terry Anderson

Bob League

Board Members

  • LaShawnda Washington, Chair, Nash County
  • Terry Anderson, Vice-Chair, City of Rocky Mount
  • Linda Hardy, Secretary, Nash County
  • Ann-Marie Finch Brown, Treasurer Nash County
  • Eric Evans, Ex-Officio, Edgecombe County
  • Rev. Wayne Hines, Edgecombe County
  • Bob League, City of Rocky Mount
  • Debora Lightfoot,  City of Rocky Mount
  • James Lyons, Nash County
  • Chantelle Mosely, City Rocky Mount
  • Keith Rogers / Elton Danials Ex-officio, City of Rocky Mount
  • Stacie Shatzer, Ex-Ofificio, Nash County
  • Deborah Battle, Nash County
  • Pat Demilio, Friends of the Library

Dates and Minutes


Meeting Dates and Minutes

The Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly at Braswell Memorial Public Library (BMPL) in the Warner Meeting Room.  The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • February, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45am
  • April, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45am
  • June, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45am
  • August, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45am
  • October, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45am
  • December, 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:45am

Board meetings at BMPL are public with the exception of closed sessions.  Persons who wish to address the Board on some matter must notify the Chairperson of the Board of trustees or the Library Directory at least one (1) week prior to the meeting to be placed on the agenda. 

Minutes for the most recent regular meetings can be found on the Board of Trustees page of BMPL’s website


Application for Appointment

Application for Appointment

The Board of Trustees is compiled of volunteers appointed by the City of Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, and Nash County.  Citizens interested in serving on the Board of Trustees should contact the Clerk in their respective areas (City of Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, and Nash County).