MEET our Board of Trustees...

The Pottsville Free Public Library, a non-profit organization, is governed by a Board of Trustees. Seven members are elected by the Library Association and two members are appointed by each of the municipalities which provide financial support of the Library: City of Pottsville, Pottsville Area School District and County of Schuylkill. Members serve 3-year terms and officers are elected annually.

Deborah Yuengling Ferhat, President
Elected by Association 


Dorothy Botto
Appointed by City   

 (vacant), Vice-President


MaryAnn Conway-Gursky

Elected by Association 


Cathy Cortese, Secretary

Elected by School District 


Steve Durkin
Appointed by City  

James Cooksey, Treasurer
Appointed by County 


Lillian Hobbs
Appointed by School District 

Christine Ambrose
Elected by Association  


Barbara Miller

Appointed by Association 


James Bohorad
Elected by Association


William R. Davidson, Emeritus


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Last Updated August 1, 2018.

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