Library Board

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Grand Island Boards and Commissions

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Library Board

Section 19 of the City Code provides for the establishment of the Library Board as provided by Neb. Rev. Stat. §51-202. The Board shall have the power to make and adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations for the guidance and government of the library. Any bylaw or rgulation established by the Library Board may be amended or annulled by the City Coucnil.

The Library Board consists of seven members, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for a term of 4 years.  Members are to be chosen from citizens at large.  The Mayor and Councilmembers cannot serve as members of the Library Board, however, a Council liasion may be appointed to facilitate communication between the City Council and Library Board.

The board meets the third Monady of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.


Name Term Start Term Expiration
Tanya Hansen 07/01/2016 06/30/2020
Sapna Purawat 07/01/2016 06/30/2020
Rob Czaplewski 11/24/2009 06/30/2020
Edward Meedel 06/24/2014 06/30/2018
Kelli Arens 06/24/2014 06/30/2018
Rebecca Rosenlund 07/01/2010 06/30/2018
Alan Lepler 07/01/2010 06/30/2018
Julie Hehnke, Councilmember 01/08/2013 12/31/2018