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Board of Trustees

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The governance of Lexington Public Library is under the direction of 7 Trustees and up to 10 Advisors who guide the long-term strategies for the Lexington Public Library, including the long range plan, annual budget cycle, advocating for the library and for library customers, and policy recommendations.

Lexington Public Library’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion extends to the Board of Trustees and Advisors. Each vacancy is evaluated based on gender and gender identity, racial diversity, council district representation, age, and organizational experience.

All Trustees and Advisors are recommended by the Library and appointed by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. The 4-year commitment includes a monthly meeting at 4:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and each member is expected to serve on one Board Committee.

Board and Committee Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held second Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm in the Board Room of the Central Library unless otherwise noted.                


  • January 11, 2023 – Central Library
  • February 8, 2023 – Village Branch
  • March 8, 2023 – Beaumont Branch
  • April 12, 2023 – Tates Creek Branch
  • May 10, 2023 – Eastside Branch
  • June 14, 2023 – Northside Branch

Board Committee Meetings

Board Committee Meeting are held at 4:30PM in the Board Room of the Central Library unless otherwise noted.

Building and Property: meets monthly on the Monday before the Board meeting.

Board Development and Personnel: meets monthly on the Tuesday before the Board meeting.

Budget and Finance: meets at 3:30 before the Board Meeting in the Administrative Office Suite, 5th Floor of the Central Library.

Advisory Board

The Library also has an Advisory Board of up to 10 members. Members of the Advisory Board attend Board of Trustee meetings, participate in discussions at those meetings, and serve on standing and ad hoc Board committees.

Past Board Meeting Minutes

Library Board Orientation

To adequately prepare new Board members for their role within the organization, an orientation process has been established.

View the Board Orientation information