cultivating passion for reading and learning
Our mission is to enhance the overall quality of life in our communities by promoting and developing readers of all ages and cultivating in them a passion for lifelong reading and learning.
Beginning in September 2012, a community-based planning committee met and helped develop a five-year strategic plan for the public libraries of Johnston County. Community stakeholders, the public at large, and library staff members provided input and feedback to the community planning committee throughout the process. The resulting plan guides us through 2018 and can be viewed in its entirety here.
Board of Trustees
The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is a nonprofit organization governed by a 12-Member Board of Trustees with 6 positions appointed by the Town of Smithfield and 6 positions appointed by Johnston County. The term of appointment is 3 years with re-appointments made at the approval of the town and county. Meetings typically are held at 6:00 pm at the library and are open to the public unless a "called Closed Session" is necessary.
2020 Board Meeting Dates:
Click on the links below to contact Board of Trustees members via e-mail.
Chairperson Jeff Jennings, Clayton (County) Appointed 7/1/2013
Vice Chairperson Megan Shaner, Smithfield (County) Appointed 6/1/2015
Treasurer Debbie Cobb, Princeton (County) Appointed 8/4/2008
Janice Bizzell, Princeton (County) Appointed 10/3/2014
Rick Childrey, Smithfield (Town) Appointed 5/2/2017
Rita Dickinson, Clayton (County) Appointed 7/11/2005
Jerry Ferguson, Smithfield (County) Appointed 7/1/2013
Amy Keith, Smithfield (Town) Appointed 8/5/2014
Crystal Kimpson Roberts, Smithfield (Town) Appointed 2/7/2017
Terri Lee, Smithfield (Town) Appointed 8/13/2019
Jane Shipman, Smithfield (Town) Appointed 1/7/2020
Vacant Position (Town)