Library Staff and Board

Get to Know

The Library Staff & Board

Our dedicated staff and board are here to serve you! Get to know them a bit better so you’ll be able to greet them personally when you visit the library.

We have four open positions on our library board.  This is not a paid position.  Library Board members are advocates for the library and are expected to attend meetings and complete certain administrative requests.  Applications can be returned via mail or email along with a cover letter and resume.

Library Staff

Savannah Gilbert

Library Director

Savannah Gilbert Portrait

Eryn Tolley

Technical Services

Eryn Tolley portrait

Paige Jordan


Paige Jordan Portrait

Ashley Swain

Overdue Specialist

Paige Jordan Portrait

Emma Brown

Library Clerk

Emma Brown portrait

Janice Haithcoat

Library Clerk

Janice Haithcoat portrait

Olivia Harris 

Library Clerk

Emma Brown portrait

Our Board Members

The members of our board help us make decisions that affect the citizens of Chester County.

Vice Chairman Harvette Croom

Harvette Croom, Chairwoman

Board Member Rosemary McKnight

Rosemary McKnight, Vice Chairwoman

Board Treasurer Mary Dunbar
Mary Dunbar, Secretary/Treasurer
Board Secretary Lorilyn Barnes

Lorilyn Barnes

Board Member Alba Hardin

Alba Hardin

Board Member Steven Marise
Board Chairman Darrell Bird
County Representative Carolyn Higgins

Carolyn Higgins, County Commission Representative

City Representative Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes, City Representative

Service Expansion

New programs, resource collection development, additional populations, etc.

Library Policies

Checkout guidelines, library expansions, grants, library access, etc.

Library Events

Ideas, statistics of past events, how the library is being utilized, etc.

Attend a Board Meeting

The Chester County Library Board meets every other month on the third Thursday of that month at 5:00 pm at the library. Meetings are open for public attendance. The kinds of topics we discuss are displayed to the left. If you feel that you need to be added to the agenda, please contact the library director at 731-989-4673 or

Our Next Board Meeting is Scheduled For:

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 5:00 pm
Location: Chester County Library Board Room