The New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library (NCPL) is governed by a seven-person Board of Trustees. The Board has broad authority on policies and finance. The Board typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month.  These meetings are open to the public.

MEMBERS TERM EXPIRES APPOINTED BY
TARA WHITE, PRESIDENT 12/31/2022 New Carlisle Town Council
MINDIE COLANESE, VICE PRESIDENT 12/31/2022 New Prairie School Board
TERRY BAILEY, TREASURER 12/31/2023 St. Joseph County Commissioners
CASEY GUMM, SECRETARY 02/28/2022 St. Joseph County Council
ADAM PODELL 12/31/2022 New Prairie School Board
JENNIFER MAURE 12/31/2024 Olive Township Trustee
BRAD ELLETT 12/31/2023 New Prairie School Board
Board Bylaws
Board Minutes

Library Director

Stephanie Murphy has been NCPL’s director since 2017. Her professional experience includes positions as a children’s librarian, a branch supervisor, and as the manager of the main library at La Porte County Public Library. Stephanie holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from IUPUI. She is a member of the Indiana Library Federation Board of Trustees and the secretary of the New Carlisle Business and Community Association. She lives in La Porte with her husband and three of her children, the other three having flown the coop. She is a regular volunteer at La Porte Little Theatre and serves on the Hoosier Star committee.