Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the first Thursday of every month in the City Council Chamber of the Rancho Cucamonga Civic Center, 10500 Civic Center Drive. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

See a copy of the latest Library Board agenda and minutes.

Christine DeVriesChristine DeVries, President

Christine DeVries is President of the Library Board. Ms. DeVries, a homeschooling parent, has lived in Rancho Cucamonga for more than 15 years. She has 3 children and has found the library programs and services to be a tremendous resource. Christine is grateful for the variety of children, teen and adult programs that the library delivers to the community and to the staff who are continually seeking ways to expand those services. She is delighted to have the opportunity to guide and support the library.

Janet Temkin, President Pro TemJanet Temkin

Janet Temkin is Superintendent of the Cucamonga School District, has been a Rancho Cucamonga resident for 21 years.

Janet believes that her children and the children she serves in the school district have had wonderful opportunities as a direct result of the services provided by the Library. She is excited to serve the community through her involvement and support of the Library.

Luella Hairston, Member                                                                                                                                                                     Luella Hairston
I have been married to Hugh Hairston for 20 years. My husband, Hugh, is an associate pastor at Loveland Church. We have one daughter together, Jasmine, who was a member of the Library Teen Advisory Board and now attends Seattle Pacific University. Together, we have a blended family of 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

Growing up in humble beginnings helped me to become profoundly aware of the importance of books and reading. Being able to connect and discover whole new worlds of learning and experience through the doors of our beloved public library planted a seed deep within me which has fueled the love of education I have today.

When I consider/ponder what our libraries have to offer, it truly amazes me. Not only do our libraries provide print and non print materials, but also e-books/e-audio books, programming for the entire family, computer services, literary services, and much more. More importantly, all these services and programs are available to all regardless of socio-economic status.

Just as my family and I are able take full advantage of the services and programs that our three truly amazing Rancho Cucamonga Libraries provide, it is indeed a pleasure to be part of a library system that offers “unlimited possibilities” to its community members. Now, more than ever, libraries serve and are “essential sanctuaries” for the people. Patrons come to our libraries, not only because of our beautiful edifices but because of the library “experience.” I am truly grateful to be part of this institution and I consider it a great honor to be part of a system that truly provides information access to all.

Mary Hannah, Member

Mary Hannah is a Trustee of the Library Board.  Ms. Hannah, an avid user of the city’s libraries, has called Rancho Cucamonga “home” for 25 years and her children grew up attending the library’s storytimes and Summer Reading Programs.  Her goal is to improve library services and attendance by actively supporting the library in the public arena and the community to help achieve community-wide goals. She has a passion for the public library and enthusiasm for the Biane Library’s Second Story Interactive Discovery Space project.  She believes that libraries must change and evolve to stay relevant and serviceable to their communities.  She looks forward to serving as an ambassador of the library and as an advisory liaison to the Rancho Cucamonga City Council.