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
    * Vacant

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

    Phone: 509-684-6620

    Mondays 10 am – 6 pm
    Tuesdays 10 am – 7 pm
    Wednesdays 10 am – 7 pm
    Thursdays 10 am – 6 pm
    Fridays 10 am – 6 pm
    Saturdays – Closed
    Sundays – Closed

    December 04, 2019

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