Board of Trustees
The Monroe County Library System enriches the quality of life for all residents of the county by providing free access to informational, educational and recreational resources.
The Monroe County Library System is organized as a county library under Michigan law, but is operated independently of county government and receives no appropriated county funding.
The Library System is governed by a five member Board of Trustees, appointed to five-year terms by the Monroe County Board of Commissioners.
The Library Board establishes all Library policies, adopts an annual operating budget, and hires a Director to administer the operations of the Library.
The Library Board conducts its business during regular monthly meetings which are open to the public and are held in branch libraries throughout the system. The Board adopts its annual meeting calendar on or before January of each year. Most Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month beginning at 5 PM. Any changes in meeting times, dates, or locations are posted in advance. To confirm a meeting date, time, or location please call the library’s business office at 241-5770.
|Catharine Calder||Chairperson||July 1, 1995 – December 31, 2020|
|Rob Peven||Vice-Chairperson||December 15, 2020 – December 31, 2021|
|Beth LaPensee||Secretary||March 1, 2020 – December 31, 2023|
|Bernie Smith||Trustee||January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2024|
|Michael Grodi||Trustee||January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2022|
2022 Board of Trustees Meetings
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|Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda||Ellis
|Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.||Cancelled|
|Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda||Daume
|Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda||Daume
|Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda||Bedford
|Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda||Carleton|
|Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.||Frenchtown|
|Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.||Ida|
|Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Agenda||Petersburg|
|Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 5:00 p.m.||South Rockwood|
|Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 5:00 p.m. | Budget Workshop||Daume|
|Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 5:05 p.m.||Daume|
2022 Monroe County Library System Retiree Health Care Calendar
|Monday, February 28, 2022
Reorganize and elect officers | Risk analysis discussion
|Monday, May 16, 2022
Review annual audit report | (MAPERS May 21-24, Grand Traverse Resort)
|Monday, August 22, 2022
Review Actuarial report for retiree health care | Review investment policy
|Monday, November 28, 2022
Set meeting schedule | Review trustee term expiration | Gather materials for annual report for retirees
2022 Proposed Budget
Past Board of Trustees Meetings
2021 Meeting Minutes
2020 Meeting Minutes
2004 - 2019 Meeting Minutes
Minutes from 2004 through 2019 are available in ZIP archives by year. The ZIP files can be downloaded to your computer and each contain PDFs of the meeting minutes.
- 2019 Board Minutes
- 2018 Board Minutes
- 2017 Board Minutes
- 2016 Board Minutes
- 2015 Board Minutes
- 2014 Board Minutes
- 2013 Board Minutes
- 2012 Board Minutes
- 2011 Board Minutes
- 2010 Board Minutes
- 2009 Board Minutes
- 2008 Board Minutes
- 2007 Board Minutes
- 2006 Board Minutes
- 2005 Board Minutes
- 2004 Board Minutes