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The Board of Library Trustees is a policy-making body that guides the development of library services. It is composed of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the County Executive. Their policy decisions impact all areas of library operations.

Contact the Board: 

6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782-2098

Attend Upcoming Board Meetings:




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

7:30 PM

Greenbelt Branch*

Tuesday, March 10, 2015  7:30 PM New Carrollton Branch*
Tuesday, April 14, 2015  7:30 PM Spauldings Branch*
Tuesday, May 12, 2015  7:30 PM Surratts-Clinton Branch*
Tuesday, June 9, 2015  7:30 PM Oxon Hill Branch*
* Please note that all Board of Library Trustees meetings meetings can be followed by an executive session as needed.

Meet the Board of Library Trustees:

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Sylvia Bolivar, President

Appointed president in February 2013, Bolivar has been a member of the Board of Library Trustees since June 2008. Her 20 years of professional experience in the public and nonprofit sector culminated in her serving as co-chair of the OPM Agency Review Team for the Presidential Transition Team in the Obama Administration. Sylvia has a passion for the education of children and can be found on weekends at the library with her toddler son.

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Dr. Alease J. Christy Wright, Vice President

A Board of Library Trustees member since June 2008, Dr. Wright has served as vice president since January 2012. This former librarian is also a board member of the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries, a charter board member of the National Forum on Information Literacy and founder of the Literary Ladies Book Club. An alumna of Morgan State University (B.S. and Ed.D.) and the University of Maryland (M.L.S.), Dr. Wright retired from IBM in 2000 after a successful career in programming and technical marketing. She resides in Springdale, MD.

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Wanda M. Arrington

As the lead auditor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arrington does project management, strategic planning and audit work. Positions held include treasurer (Park View Baptist Church) and auditor at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. This alumna of Norfolk State University (B.S.) lives in Upper Marlboro, MD.

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Samuel A. Epps, IV

This political organizer for 1199 SEIU United Healthcare earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science at Pennsylvania State University. Previously, he was owner of EppsBaltimore and chief of staff and legislative aide for Maryland Del. Salima Siler Marriott. He lives in Laurel, MD.

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Mark Polk

s County Police Department and attorney at The Polk Law Group, LLC. This alumnus of Prince George's Community College (A.A.S.) John Hopkins University (B.S. and M.S.) and University of Baltimore, School of Law resides in Bowie, MD.

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Rey N. Robles

Currently an independent consultant, IT systems security specialist, Mr. Robles has held these positions: senior security engineer (CGI Federal), senior principle security engineer (Data Computer Corp. of America), computer scientist (Computer Science Corp.), senior member of the technical staff (Aerospace Corp.) and system security analyst (CACI Corp). He lives in Accokeek, MD.