About The Board Of Trustees

The Harrison Township Public Library is governed by a publicly elected Board of Trustees.

Board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Library, 38255 L'Anse Creuse Street, Ste. A, unless otherwise specified. All regular meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome when the meeting begins, and again when the meeting concludes.

Dianne Marvaso

Dianne has lived in Harrison Township for over 40 years and has taught preschool in L’Anse Creuse for over 30 years. She and her husband Norm have two grown sons and one lovely daughter-in-law! She has been connected with the library from its inception, working on all 3 millages and organizing Cookie Walks, Vendor sales and Appraisal Shows to raise funds for our volunteer library.

Blake Hurley

Vice President
Blake works in advertising as a Digital Art Director and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the College for Creative Studies. Graduating from CCS in 2014 with a BFA in Advertising Design, he moved to Harrison Township in 2016. His years in the Scouting program fostered a drive to help his community. For his Eagle Scout project, he organized a book drive for the Chesterfield Library, where he got his first job as a page and developed a love of libraries during his years there. He now gladly serves on the HTPL Board of Trustees.

John Da Via

Until his retirement in June, 2014, John had committed his professional life to promote literacy and learning in various capacities as a teacher, coach, and administrator for 41 years, the last 40 serving the L’Anse Creuse Public Schools. His efforts on behalf of the Library Board beginning in November 2014 extend that commitment to the present. He received his B.A.Ed. and M.A. Ed, from the University of Michigan, and an Ed. Specialist Certificate and Law Degree from Wayne State University. He also volunteers at the library. He, his wife, Anne and their children have lived in Harrison Township for 15 years.

Carole Wolf

Carole retired in 2010 and has been a library volunteer since that time. Her business experience has been in general accounting and budget analysis for auto and health insurance companies. She received her Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh College. She has lived in Harrison Township since 1997 and has three sons and eight grandchildren.

Linda Pillow

Member at Large
Linda, along with her husband, Gary, and two children, moved into Harrison Township 16 years ago. Linda was active in the L’Anse Creuse School district as a volunteer, and Science Olympiad coach both at Middle School South and L’Anse Creuse High. She also coached soccer for AYSO in Harrison Township. Recently retired, Linda has been employed in the field of Social Work for over 35 years, with an emphasis in traumatic brain injury and gerontology. She has volunteered in the local community and on hurricane relief with the Red Cross. She received her BA from Adams State College in Alamosa Colorado, and a Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University. “I am proud to be a member of the Harrison Township Library Board, and to be working with such dedicated individuals. Our library offers invaluable services to our community and is poised for even greater things”.

Diane Nelson

Member at Large
Diane has been a township resident since childhood where she and her husband have raised their family. Diane retired from L'Anse Creuse Public Schools after 32 years of teaching of which 10 years she was a librarian for the district. Diane has been an active volunteer for L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, St. Hubert's Catholic Church, and Harrison Township Parks and Recreation. Diane feels very fortunate to serve the community as a board member for Harrison Township Public Library and hopes to grow the library to its full potential.

Meeting Minutes And Agendas


Board Meetings

The next scheduled Board of Trustees meeting:

Agenda for the January 16, 2023 Meeting