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Friday, 28 April, 2017

420 N. POKEGAMA AVENUE

 

The Library's Mission Statement:

The Grand Rapids Area Library fosters a welcoming environment that builds a connected,  informed, and engaged community.

Purpose and Responsibilities of the Library Board of Trustees

  • The Library Board is a statutory, policy setting group whose vision directs the Library's operations.
  • The duties and responsibilities of the library board are described in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 134.
  • The Board is charged with hiring, supervising and if necessary with discharging the Library Director.
  • The Board is permitted by resolution of the Grand Rapids City Council to accept donations for the use of the library.
  • The Library Board seeks adequate support from governmental units for the normal operations of the Library.

Composition

  • The Board is composed of 9 members: 5 members must be residents of the City of Grand Rapids, four members must be residents of other supporting governmental units. (Cities of Warba, La Prairie and Cohasset and townships of Wabana, Arbo, Harris, Blackberry, Feeley, Sago and Spang.
  • Members are appointed to 3-year terms, with an expiration date of December 31. Maximum service is for two full terms.

Meetings

  • Board meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. and are held at the library unless a different meeting place is determined at least one month in advance.
  • Board meetings usually last from 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Board packets usually are sent by e-mail or made available in the library on Friday or Monday before the meeting. Informational materials and lengthy items to be considered at the Board meeting may be sent farther in advance of the meetings.
  • Meetings are conducted under Robert's Rules of Order and follow the requirements of the Minnesota Open Meeting Laws.

Board member application

 

Library Board Members
Jean MacDonnell - Resident Member
Richard Thouin - Resident Member
Sue Zeige - Resident Member
Dennis Jerome - Resident Member
Lisa Tabbert - Resident Member
Max Peters - Resident Member
Deborah Kee - Non-Resident Member (Township)
Shannon Benolken - Non-Resident Member (Township)
Randy McCarty - Non-Resident Member (Township)
 
Staff Contact
Marcia Anderson - Director of Library Services
Phone:  218-326-7643
 
140 NE 2nd St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

 

For agenda and minutes please contact City Clerk Kim Gibeau at 218-326-7611 or admin@cityofgrandrapidsmn.com.