Monday - Friday
8:00 - 4:00pm


15 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069

Library Advisory Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Watchung Library Advisory Board (WLAB) is to advise, support, and promote the interests of the Watchung Borough Free Public Library.

The Watchung Library Branch of Somerset County Library System of NJ is located at 12 Stirling Road.

When in-person meetings of the Watchung Library Advisory Committee can be held, they are held in the Bicentennial Room of the Library.

Committee Members

Tamara Benc, President
Ending 12/31/2021

Margaret Ellis - Vice President
Ending 12/31/2021

Stella Couchells, Treasurer
Ending 12/31/2022

Virginia Hartman, Secretary
Ending 12/31/2023

Barbara Steinfeld
Ending 12/31/2022

Bradford Leigh
Ending 12/31/2023

Lindsay Goodloe, Council Member
Ending 12/31/2021

George Alexis, School Superintendent
Term of Office


The Watchung Public Library is supported by two local organizations: The Watchung Library Advisory Board and The Friends of the Watchung Library. Friends of the Watchung Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Watchung Library through fundraising and other efforts. Membership is open to all. Donations and estate bequests are much appreciated and will help your library thrive for generations to come.

Become a “friend” or discover more about the Friends of the Watchung Public Library at this link

Donations can be mailed to:
Friends of the Watchung Library
12 Stirling Road
Watchung, New Jersey 07069

Or online here

General Information

Authority: Code 2-42

Mayor or Mayor’s Designee
Borough’s School Superintendent or Designee
1 Member of Borough Council for term of 1-year
6 Members for term of 3-years
Appointed by Mayor with Council consent; Library Director, ex-officio member

Library Advisory Committee

16 Mar
Library Advisory Board Meeting
Date 03.16.2022 5:30 pm
18 May
Library Advisory Board Meeting
05.18.2022 5:30 pm
20 Jul
Library Advisory Board Meeting
07.20.2022 5:30 pm
21 Sep
Library Advisory Board Meeting
09.21.2022 5:30 pm
16 Nov
Library Advisory Board Meeting
11.16.2022 5:30 pm