Library Board


Library Board of Trustees

A seven-member board of trustees governs the library. The board meets at the library on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. They represent the interests of the people in our library district.

They adopt library policies, set the library’s annual budget, and hire the director. All library board meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas are available at the library before each meeting.

The members of the board are:

Melissia Smitka | Chair
Aly Evans | Vice-Chair
Sheldon Wheaton | Treasurer
Lea Chrisman | Secretary & Vice-Treasurer
Kathy Reno| Member
Chris Mensch | Member
Vacant |

Committee Assignments:

  • Finance Committee – Lea Chrisman, Sheldon Wheaton
  • Personnel & Policies Committee – Melissia Smitka, Kathy Reno, Chris Mensch
  • Building & Equipment Committee – Sheldon Wheaton, Lea Chrisman

Board Meeting Documents

2024 Signed & Approved Budget

2023 Board Meeting Archive


L.C.L. Special Board Meeting minutes 01/02/24

L.C.L. January 23 Board Meeting Agenda

L.C.L. Board Meeting minutes 01/23/24

L.C.L. Special Meeting, Executive Session – 01/29/24

L.C.L. Special Meeting minutes 01/29/24

L.C.L. Special Board Meeting minutes 02/06/24

L.C.L. Special Board Meeting minutes 02/19/24

L.C.L February 27, 2024 Board Meeting Packet

L.C.L. Board Meeting Minutes 2/27/2024

L.C.L. Annual Board Meeting Agenda 3/5/2024

L.C.L. Special Board Meeting Minutes 3/5/2024

L.C.L. Annual Board Meeting Minutes 3/5/2024

L.C.L. Board Meeting Packet 3/26/2024

L.C.L. Special Board Meeting 4/1/2024

L.C.L. Board Meeting Minutes 3/26/202

L.C.L. Board Meeting Packet 4/23/2024

L.C.L. Board Meeting Minutes 4/23/2024

L.C.L. Board Meeting Agenda 5/28/2024

L.C.L. Board Meeting Minutes 5/28/2024

L.C.L. Special Meeting Minutes 5/30/2024

L.C.L. Board Meeting Agenda 6/25/2024


Our Vision

The Board of Trustees operates according to a publicly-available set of bylaws. The board also utilizes a set of guiding principles known as RISE (Reading, Information, Space, and Entertainment) in determining the library’s direction.

Linwood Community Library’s Core Principles: RISE

Linwood Community Library’s Board of Directors Bylaws


Joining the Board

The board members serve four-year terms, with any expiring board positions being filled by election at the annual meeting. Vacated seats on the board may be filled by appointment by the board chair and a confirming majority vote of the remaining board members.

The position is a volunteer role, but it’s a vital position that helps determine the focus and future course of the library. It’s also a way to be part of a wonderful and integral asset to the community.

Board Application