Library Board


To act as stewards for the Alameda Free Library and advise the City Council on matters pertaining to the library.

Residents of Alameda are invited to submit applications online or you can download here(PDF, 311KB) and file with the City Clerk’s office via hand delivery or mail (2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380, Alameda, CA 94501), via email ( or via fax (510-865-4048).
Applications are valid for one year. Applicants are considered for any vacancies which occur during the year their application is valid. If you remain interested in serving and are not appointed within a year of submitting your application, please be sure to submit a new, updated application.  


Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here. 

Members First Appointment     Current Term Expires
Thushan Amarasiriwardena 09/20/2022 06/30/2026
Anita Battle        07/18/2023 06/30/2027
Dimple Kanji 09/21/2021 06/30/2025
Deborah Gibbons 07/18/2023 06/30/2027
 Sara Strickler 09/21/2021 06/30/2025

Every two months on the second Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Alameda Free Library in conference room 224. 

Click here to view all City meeting agendas, minutes, and videos.


To forward information to Board Members, please email or contact: Jane Chisaki, Library Director,