Library Board

The Bookworm Bulletin is a newsletter for TEENS. It will feature new  books added to the collection, new books coming soon, a complete list of younger and older teen books added the previous month, things happening at the library that teens may want to know about, "Booky Trivia", and book picks from the librarians. Booky trivia will either be questions related to books, or fun riddles. Answers can be emailed to, all correct answers will go in to a drawing and winner will get a full size candy bar of their choice.

Library Board

Name Title Term Expiration
Robert "Bob" Shores   07/01/2025
Brandon Harrison   07/01/2027
Tim Bell   07/01/2025
Tori Kenel   07/01/2027
Charity Ngugi   07/01/2023
Nancy McCleary   07/01/2023
Samantha Kelly   07/01/2025


Public library boards have five primary roles:

1.  Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community as a member of the library board.   To be a library advocate is to work for the betterment of library services for the community.   Advocacy includes working to obtain adequate funding for the library; pursuing opportunities to meet and speak with community groups; getting to know the mayor and city council; making sure the community’s needs and interests are paramount when making board decisions.

2.  Plan for the future of the library.  Planning is one of the most important trusts that the community gives to the library board.  Planning is deciding what is going to happen with library services over the next few years.  It is taking charge of the library’s future and creating it to be responsive to what the community needs.

3.  Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library.  The community puts its trust in the library board to make sure the library is operating the way it should.  For example, the library boards is familiar with the library’s budget - where the money is coming from and how it will be spent.  The board monitors monthly financial reports and approves the bills so they can be paid.  The board also helps determine whether the community is satisfied with the service received from the library.

4.  Set library policies.  The library boards spends much of its time on policy issues - developing policies and monitoring the effectiveness of those policies.  (Policy is a carefully designed, broadly stated, written guideline for actions and decision of the library.)  Once adopted by the board, library staff carries out the policies on a day to day basis.

5.  Hire and evaluate the library director.  The board hires a qualified director to manage the day-to-day operations of the library and works with the director, carefully respecting each other’s roles.  The board also regularly evaluates the director to make sure the library operates well and in the best interest of those the library serves.