Board of Trustees & Team Members


Board of Trustees

Ohio Revised Code: 3375.06 County free public library – appointment of trustees. In any county in which the board of county commissioners has accepted a gift or bequest pursuant to volume 122, Ohio Laws, page 166, section I at “Sec. 2454,” a county free public library shall be established for the use of all of the inhabitants of the county. Such library shall be under the control and management of a board of library trustees consisting of seven members. The trustees shall be qualified electors of the county and shall be appointed by the court of common pleas of the county in which the library is situated. Board members shall serve for a term of six years, but the initial term of the seventh board member may be for the number of years set by the court, not to exceed six years. All vacancies on the board of library trustees shall be filled by the court by appointment for the unexpired term. The members of the board of library trustees shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The board of library trustees shall organize as provided by section 3375.32 of the Revised Code. The board of library trustees shall have the control and management of the county free public library, and in the exercise of the control and management shall be governed by sections 3375.33 to 3375.41 of the Revised Code. This section does not affect the term of any member of a board of library trustees of a county free public library appointed prior to January 1, 2013. Amended by 129th General Assembly File No.140,SB 321, §1, eff. 1/1/2013.    

Board of Trustee Meetings

The Paulding County Board of Trustees meetings are traditionally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the main library meeting room. However, meeting times/dates are subject to change. Public notice will be sent to local media and announced on the library website of meeting times. Contact the library for information about upcoming board meetings. All meetings are open to the public. 


The Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees traditionally meets the Thursday before the Board meeting at the main library at 10:00 a.m. Call the library for exact meeting times at 419-399-2032.


Board Members

President: Sue Derck, Antwerp  Email:

Vice-President: Charlene Grant, Defiance (Paulding County)  Email:

Secretary: N. Corey Walker, Paulding  Email:

Ron Etzler, Payne   Email:

Terry Wehrkamp, Paulding  Email:

Deedi Miller, Oakwood  Email:

Kacey Willitzer, Paulding  Email:    


Library Team

Main Library

Director: Ellen Williams  Email:

Fiscal Officer: Michelle Stahl  Email:

Assistant Director/Head of Adult Services: Alice McCauley  Email:

Head of Youth Services: Susan Deatrick  Email:

Head of Technical & Computer Services: Teresa Reel  Email:

Technical Services Assistant: Jen Habern

Library Clerk & Early Literacy Specialist: Kirk Baker Email:

Library Clerk & Genealogy Specialist: Kelly Taylor  Email:

Library Clerks: Vicki Wilhelm

Coordinator of Inter-Library Loan & Clerk: Jamy Manson (PT)   

Maintenance: Bill Childs    


Antwerp Branch Library

Branch Manager: Sara Newman Email:

Library Clerk: Stephanie McCullough  


Cooper Community Branch Library in Oakwood

Branch Manager: Ginna Lawson

Library Clerk: Marilyn Wagner  


Grover Hill Branch Library   

Branch Manager: Amanda Jewell  Email:

Library Clerk: Tawnya English  


Payne Branch Library

Branch Manager: Laina Gross Email:

Library Clerk: Jamie Lammers