Thursday, March 28, 2019

Library Board quarterly meeting tonight in Lake Worth Beach.

This volunteer board will meet at 6:00 in the City Hall Annex building at 414 Lake Ave. in the first floor meeting room. The City Annex is across the Cultural Plaza from the City’s public library.

This is a public meeting open to the public.

The Library Board meets on the 4th Thursday in January, March, June, and September.

There are no minutes available for any Library Board meeting in 2018 or for January of this year either. Which begs the question: Does there even need to be a Library Board? Or have the City’s library director report directly to the City Commission four times per year? This will be up to the City Commission to decide when the volunteer board system is examined later this year.

From the City website here is the role of the board:

Board members are responsible for recommending expenditures from the Library Trust Fund and the Simpkin Trust Fund [donations to library]. They also advise the Library Director on policy and service issues. Board members serve five-year terms.

The City liaison to the board is Library Director Vickie Joslin, MLS.

Interested in attending this meeting and learning more about this volunteer board? Here is the agenda:

Library Advisory Board Meeting.
City Hall Annex Building, 6:00.
414 Lake Ave.
  • Roll call.
  • Approval of minutes.
  • Discussion: Librarian report with budget updates.
  • Public participation on non-agendaed items and Consent Agenda.
  • New business: Elect chair, vice chair and secretary per City ordinance.
  • Board comment.
  • Adjurn [sic]

To learn more about the Lake Worth Public Library which can also be called the Lake Worth Beach Public Library if you wish click on this link.