The Cobb County Public Library Board of Trustees is a nine-member volunteer board made up of local citizens appointed by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Each trustee serves a 3-year term and may serve successive terms. The trustees set library policy and advise on activities. The Library Board holds regular meetings at the various library locations on a rotating schedule and are open to the public.


jim croft

Jim Croft, Chairman

Jim Croft founded Croft & Associates in 2004. He lives in Kennesaw with his family.





G. Leslie Still, Vice Chairman






Peggy Pool, Secretary

Peggy Pool, Board Secretary, was appointed to the Library Board in 2009 by Commissioner Lee to represent District 3 in Cobb County. Ms. Pool is a retired teacher.  She stays busy with her family and many hobbies, is the Worship Chair for St. Paul United Methodist Church, and remains actively involved in the mathematics education community across Georgia.




Cherrie Coleman-Graffread

Cherrie Coleman-Graffread was appointed on the Library Board in June 2006. She works for Cobb County Public Schools for 21 years. Cherrie is a Food Service Manager. She is a member of School Nutrition Association, Cobb County Foodservice Association, P.T.A., Peer Mentoring. C.E.O. and owner of Greeting Gallery in which she make and create personalized all occasion greeting cards.



IMG_1372Peggy Holbrook





IMG_1371Abby Shiffman

Abby was appointed to the Board of Trustees by Commissioner Ott in January, 2009. She currently serves as the Chair for the Board of Trustees Bylaws Committee and also serves on their Facilities Committee. Abby has been an active PTA member at her children’s schools as well as the Council, District and State PTA on numerous committees, has been active with Cobb County School System by attending meetings regularly and served as a parent representative on various committees, she is the School Council Chairperson for her son’s high school and considers herself a Child Advocate for all children. She is a past Bd. Member of the East Cobb Civic Association and is the elected Booster Club President of her son’s High School Soccer Team for the third year in a row. She is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant working PRN (as needed) at different facilities in the Metro area for 25+ years and just became a thirty-one Independent Consultant. She has two wonderful children (ages 19 & 17) and a very supportive husband of 22 years and lives in East Cobb.


ellen springerEllen Springer

Ellen Springer is the president and owner of Springer & Company, CPA’s, PC,, and she has over 30 years experience in public accounting, including the international firm of Coopers & Lybrand.




IMG_1378Michael Murphy






IMG_1381Jamila Haven

Jamila Haven is a community advocate, entrepreneur and mother.  She has her BFA degree in Fashion Design from American InterContinental University and she is working on a dual M.A. degree in Library Media and Professional Counseling from the University of West Georgia.  In addition to the library board she volunteers with FurKids, Inc., YWCA, GCBC Drama Ministry and many museums in the area. She and her daughter live in Smyrna, GA