Advisory Board

Regular Meetings

  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of every other month
    (Jan, Mar, May, July, September, and November)
  • Main Library/Jacksonville
    58 Doris Avenue East
    Jacksonville, NC 28540


The Onslow County Public Library (OCPL) is a department of Onslow County Government. There are ten members of the Library Advisory Board who are each appointed by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners for three year, staggered terms. There is at least one Board member representing the following townships or constituencies: Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, White Oak, Stump Sound, Military, Retired Persons, and Minorities. There are two At-Large members.

The Onslow County Public Library Advisory Board serve as advisors of library policy to the commissioners. Bimonthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the Main Library Meeting Room.


View the Library Advisory Board By-Laws (PDF).

Apply for the Onslow County Public Library Advisory Board

Want to be involved and play an important role in your community? Want to develop a better understanding of county government? Are you interested in being an ambassador for your county library system? Then put your experience and skills to great use, volunteer to be an OCPL Advisory Board member. 
Please note you must be a registered voter in Onslow County in order to be eligible for a vacancy. Print and complete a Citizen Participation Application (PDF) for Onslow County Advisory Boards and Commissions. 

Advisory Board

Diana King Barnes, Vice-Chair & Richlands Rep. 
602 Francktown Road
Richlands, NC 28574
Elaine Bixiones, White Oak Rep.
211 Creedmoor Road
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Wanda Prestipino, Secretary & Retired Rep.
199 Justice Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Elizabeth Raynor, At Large Rep.
266 Nelson Park Road
Maple Hill, NC 28584
Peggie Garner, Stump Sound Rep.
185 Hill Lane; PO Box 391
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Charlene Lanier, At Large Rep.
405 Seminole Trail 
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Pamela Thornton, Swansboro Rep.
113 White Swan Way
Swansboro, NC 28584
Darlene Johnson, Minority Rep.
208 Valley Ridge Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28540

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