Library Board of Trustees

Regular Meetings


  • 6 p.m.
  • The 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • The October meeting will take place on the 19th.
  • Powhatan County Library
    2270 Mann Road
    Powhatan, VA 23139

Minutes


Minutes are available following approval. 
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Meeting Notifications


Notification of meetings is placed on the library page and posted on the bulletin board at the library.

Members


  • Pursuant to the requirements of the Code of Virginia §42.1-35 and the adopted by-laws, the Powhatan County Public Library Board of Trustees shall consist of not less than 7 members and no more than 9 members and shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County.
  • The Library Board may request that the number be increased or decreased if it is advisable.
  • Traditionally, members are appointed by district, with 2 at-large members.
Current Members

Compensation
There is no compensation for serving on this board.

Board Appointment
Each member of the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors appoints a Library Board member from their district to represent their constituents for a term of 4 years. Thereafter, all 6 may be reappointed for consecutive terms. Service on the Library Board is strictly voluntary: members receive no salary, but are reimbursed for expenses from the library funds.

Term
The term is 4 years and there is no limit to the number of terms. Appointments to fill vacancies shall only be for the unexpired portion of the term. There is no swearing in.

Composition
Pursuant to the requirements of the Code of Virginia §42.1-35 and the adopted by-laws, the Powhatan County Public Library Board of Trustees shall consist of not less than 5 members and no more than 9 members and shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County, upon the recommendation of the seated Board of Trustees. The Library Board may request that the number be increased or decreased if it is advisable. Traditionally, members are appointed by district, with 2 at-large members.
Mission
The primary function of the Library Board is to formulate library policies that will provide public library services to all residents in all parts of the county. To that end, the board becomes familiar with the State and Federal aid programs and with State and National library standards. 

Duties
  • The Board becomes familiar with the State and Federal aid programs and with State and National library standards.
  • The Board observes what constitutes good library service by reading, attending library meetings, and visiting other libraries.
  • Each Board member works actively for the improvement of all libraries by supporting library legislation in the State and Nation.
  • The Library Board has control of the expenditures of all monies credited to the Library.
  • The Board accepts donations and bequests of money, personal property or real estate for the establishment and maintenance of the Library. Authority to accept and distribute federal funds, to accept grants and to allocate such funds subject to restrictions under Virginia State Code 42.1-57 rests with the Library Board.
Finances
The Library Board has control of the expenditures of all monies credited to the library. The board also accepts donations and bequests of money, personal property or real estate for the establishment and maintenance of the library. Authority to accept and distribute federal funds, to accept grants and to allocate such funds subject to restrictions under Virginia State Code 42.1-57 rests with the Library Board.