Friends Board Members

The Friends are governed by a Board of Directors. For questions and more information email the Friends of the Library.

Current Board Members and their offices for fiscal year 2020-21:

  • Candace Vessella, President
  • Carol Mertes-Smith, Vice President
  • William Oliva, Treasurer
  • Laura Troxell, Secretary
  • Teri Lowinger, Director
  • Keith Underwood, Director
  • Jackie Urban, Director
  • Nancy Zollo, Director


To promote the library and help raise funds to sponsor programming including performances, enhance the Children’s Program, and purchase lending materials, including books. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month.

Applying to be a member of the Board:

Individuals from the greater Lewes area who current members of the Friends of the Lewes Public Library may be considered for a three-year appointment on the Board of Directors. To be considered, please complete and send an application to:
Candace Vessella, President
Friends of the Lewes Public Library Board of Directors
111 Adams Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958

Applications can be downloaded or be picked up at the library. For further information, contact Candace Vessella at (302) 703-2212 or email.

Support the Library by joining the Friends today.