Be a part of our board!
The Lonsdale Public Library Board is looking for a member starting in May. It’s a great way to get involved in your community!
What are the responsibilities?
- Attend a monthly board meeting every month on the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm
- Guide the goals and strategies of the library
What are the qualifications?
- Live in Lonsdale or Erin, Forest, Webster or Wheatland Townships
- Care about the library and the community
You can download the application HERE or pick one up at the library or City Hall. Thanks for being part of our team!
The Lonsdale Public Library Board meeting for December will be Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30 rather than December 20th. Board meetings are held at the library and are always open to the public.
We have two opening for volunteer positions to influence the future of your library.
Lonsdale Public Library Board
Help shape the library as a member of our board.
- Attend monthly meetings to oversee the library’s budget and operations
- Interview and hire new employees
- Advocate for the library in the community
Board members are appointed by the Mayor. You must be a resident of the city of Lonsdale. Please fill out this application: City Board Application and return it to City Hall.
SELCO Advisory Board
Help influence library services at a broader level by getting involved with our regional library system.
- Attend quarterly meetings to oversee SELCO’s budget and operations
- Serve on committees to shape the region’s future library services
- Advocate for libraries
Lonsdale’s SELCO representative is appointed by the Library Board. Please contact the library if you are interested or need more information.
The monthly meeting of the Lonsdale Public Library Board has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm. As always, the meeting is open to the public.
There will be no meeting of the Lonsdale Public Library Board in February. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 15th at 6:30 pm.
The December meeting of the Lonsdale Library Board has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm. All Board meetings are held in the large conference room at the library and are open to the public.
There are two openings for the Lonsdale Public Library Board. Members are appointed by the Mayor to three-year terms to provide volunteer leadership to the library. The Board is responsible for making major decisions regarding the direction of the library. The Library Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Applications are due Friday, December 4th.
Friends of the Lonsdale Public Library Meeting
Thursday, November 5th
Library meeting room
Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
This will be a preliminary meeting to recruit members and create a plan for the Friends going forward. Come and find out what it’s all about. No experience? No problem!
What is the Friends of the Library?
The Friends of the Library is a group of library users who care about and support the library. We need a core group of dedicated volunteers who will help to resurrect the group. The members can choose a structure, but the Friends will likely need officers.
What needs to be done?
There are some specific tasks that are needed to recreate the friends group including writing a mission statement and bylaws, and applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status.
What kind of activities do the Friends of the Library do?
The members of the Friends of the Library will get to choose what activities they think are important. Some common tasks that friends groups do include advocating for the library, raising funds for special projects, and sponsoring programs.
Do I need to donate money?
The Friends of the Library can choose to charge dues or not. The friends group may also raise money other ways, including the ongoing book sale in the library.
Is the Friends of the Library part of the library?
No. While the Friends of the Library exists to improve the collections, programs and visibility of the library, the group does not answer to the library, its staff or any government agency.
The library board meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm. As always, the meeting will be held in the library’s large meeting room and is open to the public