Library Board

Current Library Board

The Garden City Public Library is governed by a six member, elected Library Board.  The Library Board’s main goal is to provide the best possible library service to the citizens of the community.

By State Law, the Library Board is authorized to:

  • Adopt bylaws and rules for the board’s governance;
  • Control the expenditure of all funds credited to the library fund;
  • Appoint, supervise, evaluate, discipline, or remove a director;
  • Approve an annual library budget;
  • Purchase or lease grounds, or to occupy, lease, or erect an appropriate building or buildings for the use of the library; and
  • Adopt policies and regulations regarding use of the library.

The Library Board members, officers, and term expiration dates are as follows:

Drew McMechan President 2028
Paul Werhane Vice President 2026
Lynn Cox  Secretary 2024
Janet Smith   2024
Nancy Bailey   2026
Barbra Reddy (Partial term) 2024


The Garden City Library Board adopted By-Laws in May of 1956.  Those By-Laws were revised in 1961, 1982, 2003, 2008, May 14, 2013, November 13, 2013, and most recently on April 8, 2014.  The document linked below is the most recent approved revision of the By-Laws.


Library Board Schedule of Meetings

The Garden City Library Board has approved their schedule of regular meetings for the calendar year 2023.  The schedule can be viewed online by clicking here.  A copy of the schedule is also posted in the hallway outside the Library.