The Board of Trustees
Five voluntary Board members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council from among city residents for five year terms. The Board, by Idaho Code, establishes policies and rules for the governance of the Library.
Their duties include:
- To establish bylaws for its own government.
- Adopting a budget for review and approval by the City Council.
Controlling the expenditures of money budgeted for the Library.
Hiring, supervision, evaluating the Library Director.
- Exercising powers necessary for the orderly and efficient management of the Library.
The Board typically holds regular meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. This schedule may vary and advanced notice will be given in the event of changes.
The Board works for the citizens and stakeholders of the city, and community input can assist the board in meeting the challenge of continuous improvement. Citizens may speak or have a written or oral testimony read on their behalf during the public comment section of meetings. Written or oral testimonies should be submitted to the library director by email or phone the day before the scheduled meeting. Speakers are limited to three minutes. Groups representing a consistent viewpoint are strongly encouraged to select one spokesperson.
For more information about library boards, visit https://libraries.idaho.gov/trustees-directors/.
Coeur d'Alene Public Library - ByLaws