Library Board
The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Library, advising on library planning policies, and is a representative of the community.

The Board is comprised of five (5) members, appointed by the Mayor for a five-year term (not to exceed two consecutive terms). 


  • Adopt appropriate written policies to govern the operation and services of the Library.
  • Secure adequate funding to carry out library programs and services.
  • Adopt an annual budget.
  • Custody and responsibility for all property of the Library, including the building.
  • Become familiar with appropriate local and state laws; actively represent Library interests to the City Council.
  • Reflect community needs and interests when considering Library services and programs.
  • Communicate information about Library programs, services and needs to the community.
  • Attend all board meetings, workshops and training activities.
  • Foster cooperation with other area libraries to maximize use of available resources.
  • Maintain relationships with the Colville Library Improvement Club.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in public library services, in the community, and in the public library’s relationship to the community.
  • Recognition of the public library’s importance as a center of information, of community culture, continuing education, and recreation.
  • Willingness to serve as an advocate for public libraries.
  • Previous governing or advisory board experience.
  • Open mindedness, intellectual curiosity, and respect for the opinions of others.
  • Ability to work effectively with others; trustees, director, staff and the public.
  • Ability to think critically in planning and problem solving.
  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to carry out the trusteeship responsibilities.


Time Requirements:

  • Five-year commitment.
  • Attend quarterly scheduled board meetings.
  • Attend any scheduled briefings on services and programs, any special meetings.
  • Read background materials sent prior to each meeting.
  • Attend relevant continuing education functions, usually no more than one per year.
  • Occasional attendance at community and library meetings and activities.

Adopted by the Colville Library Board of Trustees, November 7, 2001
    Leah Hammerquist

    Colville Public Library
    195 S. Oak Street
    Colville, WA 99114

    Phone: 509-684-6620

    Monday - Friday
    10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Saturday and Sunday

    December 02, 2020

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