About Us

The Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. is a state-funded non-profit with the goal of providing resources and support for the eight county library systems on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. ESRL is managed by an Chief Executive Officer who reports to the Board of Trustees.


Board Members

Kathy Burtman; Dorchester County Library Board
Erin Counihan; Kent County Library Board
Sarah Dahl; Caroline County Library Board
Maida Finch; Wicomico County Library Board
Dr. Sarah Guy; Lower Shore At-Large
Kathleen Lyons; Queen Anne’s County Library Board
Ann Smith; Somerset County Library Board
Patricia Tomasovic; Worcester County Library Board
Linda Prochaska, Middle Shore At-Large
Susan Sherman; Talbot County Library Board
Gloria Urban; Upper Shore At-Large

Board Officers

President: Maida Finch
Vice President: Kathleen Lyons
Secretary: John Venditta, ESRL CEO, Ex-Officio

All officers serve one-year terms starting on July 1st.


Board Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Schedule

October 5, 2023 11:30am at the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, MD.
December 12, 2023 – 4:30pm (Virtual on ZOOM)
March 12, 2024 – 4:30pm (Virtual on ZOOM)

May 21 (Personnel) – 4:30pm (Virtual on ZOOM)

June 11, 2024 – 4:30pm (Virtual on ZOOM)
Attendance information can be obtained by contacting the ESRL office at