Board of Library Commissioners

The Grand Rapids Public Library is governed by a publicly elected Board of Library Commissioners.

Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Main Library, 111 Library St NE, in the Board Room on Level 5, unless otherwise specified. All regular meetings are open to the public and public comment is welcome when the meeting begins, and again when the meeting concludes. You can see the current agenda here or the meeting minutes below.

Please note that the regular board meeting in July has been canceled. The next regular meeting of the Board of Library Commissioners will be on August 26, 2014.

The library is undergoing a restructuring to become sustainable into the future. Learn more about the changes with this Restructure Fact Sheet.

You can contact the board members directly here.

Commissioners:

James Botts
President
1407 Mackinaw Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
M. Jade VanderVelde
Vice President/Secretary
330 Greenwich Rd NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Anne Armstrong Cusack
2115 Romence Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
William Baldridge
1157 E Chippewa Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Ruth Lumpkins
1742 Southampton Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Roger McClary
767 Knapp St NE, APT 2
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Caralee Witteveen-Lane
1230 Calvin Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

2014 Meeting Schedule

January 21, 2014
February 25, 2014
March 25, 2014
April 29, 2014
May 27, 2014
June 24, 2014
July 29, 2014
August 26, 2014
September 30, 2014
October 28, 2014
November 18, 2014
December 16, 2014

2013 Meeting Minutes

January 22, 2013
February 26, 2013
March 26, 2013
April 30, 2013
May 28, 2013
June 25, 2013
July 30, 2013
August 27, 2013
September 24, 2013
October 29, 2013
November 19, 2013
December 2, 2013
December 17, 2013

2012 Meeting Minutes

January 31, 2012
February 28, 2012
March 27, 2012
April 24, 2012
May 29, 2012
June 19, 2012
July 31, 2012
August 28, 2012
September 25, 2012
October 30, 2012
November 20, 2012
December 18, 2012