Northland Public Library Authority

On February 7, 1977, the Town of McCandless joined with the Township of Ross, the Borough of Franklin Park and the Borough of Bradford Woods to organize a joint authority pursuant to the provisions of the “Municipality Authorities Act of 1945” for the purpose of providing free library service to the residents of McCandless, Ross and Bradford Woods. Northland offers an extensive variety of resources and commitment to community service. A seven member board of directors appointed for a five-year term governs Northland operations; two from McCandless, two from Ross and one each from Bradford Woods, Franklin Park and Marshall.

Northland Public Library Foundation was started in 1985 to help ensure the future of Northland Public Library through fundraising for special, non-operational needs and projects. Its ongoing mission is to build financial support through community fundraising to enhance the programs and growth of Northland Public Library. Foundation Board members are appointed by the Northland Public Library Board.

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Board Members

NameRepresentingTerm ExpiresAppointed
Tom Kosmala

Bradford Woods

Dec. 31, 2020

by Bradford Woods

Irene Caliendo


Dec. 31, 2024

Dec. 16, 2019


Dec. 31, 2022

Dec. 18, 2017

Dan DeMarco


Dec. 31, 2019

by Ross Township

Casey Sample


Dec. 31, 2021

by Ross Township

Linda McFadden


Dec. 31, 2018

by Marshall Township

Karrie Lukin

Franklin Park

Dec. 31, 2020

by Franklin Park