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Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees is the guiding body for the library. Although not elected by the people, they are appointed by other offices and boards to equally represent the community served. Of the seven positions, two are appointed by the Parke County Commissioners, two by the Parke County Council, two by the North Central Parke School Board, and one is duly appointed by Southwest Parke School Board and the Clay School Board.

Each term is four (4) years and one board member may serve four (4) consecutive terms, though appointing bodies may replace ineffective board members. In summary of Indiana Code 36-12-2-7 through Indiana Code 36-12-2-17, the library board is to set policy, approve the library budget, oversee library planning, and hire as well as evaluate the Library Director.