The library has temporarily relocated due to renovations. Click here to learn more.

Board

The Library Board is composed of seven members. The role of the Library Board is to represent the interests of library constituents.

The Purpose of the Board

  • Set the library’s millage levy
  • Control expenditures
  • Establish policies
  • Appoint and oversee the Library Director
  • Guide the future of the library through long-range strategic planning

You are welcome to communicate directly with your elected Board members. Your questions, comments and concerns are always welcome.

2021 Board Members

Trustees

Board Chair: Michele Behr
Vice-Chair: Carol Bale

Ken Baker, Jeanne Friedman, Tom Vance, Donna VanderVries, Linda Whitlock

2021 Meeting Dates

The Library Board meets in regular sessions on the 4th Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. Due to the state of emergency declared in Kalamazoo County due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Library Board will continue to meet virtually until further notice. All board meetings are open to the public. A Zoom link to the meeting is provided on the meeting notice which is posted on the front door of the building and the homepage of the library’s website. The meeting notice and agenda packet are available by the end of the day on the Thursday before the meeting takes place. Special Meetings may be called by the Library Board Chair as needed and are posted on the front door of the building and on the library’s website a minimum of 18 hours prior to when the meeting takes place.

Please note:
There is no board meeting conducted in the month of November.
The December board meeting will be held one week earlier due to the Christmas holiday.

2018-2019 Strategic Plan


PDF: 2018-2019 Strategic Plan

Board Documents

2021 Board Documents

Special Meeting January 3, 2021 January 2021
February 2021 March 2021
Special Meeting March 17, 2021 Special Meeting March 31, 2021
Special Meeting April 13, 2021 April 2021
May 2021 Proposed Minutes of the May 24, 2021 Regular Meeting

2020 Board Documents

January 2020 February 2020
April 2020 May 2020
June 2020 July 2020
August 2020 September 2020
October 2020 Special Meeting November 17, 2020
December 2020

2019 Board Documents

January 2019 February 2019
March 2019 April 2019
May 2019 June 2019
July 2019 August 2019

September 16, 2019 Special Meeting
September 2019
October 2019
October 21, 2019 Special Meeting
November 11, 2019 Special Meeting
November 20, 2019 Public Hearing and Special Meeting
November and December 2019

2018 Board Documents

January 2018 February 2018
March 2018 April 2018
May 2018 June 2018
July 2018 August 2018
September 2018 October 2018
November and December 2018

2017 Board Documents

January 2017 February 2017
March 2017 April 2017
May 2017 June 2017
July 2017 August 2017
September 2017 October 2017
November and December 2017

2016 Board Documents

January 2016 February 2016
March 2016 April 2016
May 2016 June 2016
July 2016 August 2016
September 2016 October 2016
November/December 2016

2015 Board Documents

2015 Ends Statements  
January 2015 February 2015
March 2015 April 2015
May 2015 June 2015
July 2015 August 2015
September 2015 October 2015
November-December 2015
Ask a Question