Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

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 of Trustees

Advisory Board

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.                


  • July 12, 2023 – Eastside Branch

  • August 9, 2023 – Northside Branch

  • September 13, 2023 – Central Library

  • October 11, 2023 – Central Library

  • November 8, 2023 – Central Library

  • December 13, 2023 – Central Library

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 either at 3:30pm or 4:00pm before the Board Meeting in the Administrative Office Suite, 5th Floor of the Central Library.

Board Meeting Minutes

Become A Board Member

If you are interested in sharing your time, insights, and commitment to the Lexington community, we encourage you to follow the link below.

Board Orientation

The orientation process prepares new Board members for their role within the organization. The Orientation Manual includes much of the information needed to be a productive member of the Lexington Public Library Board of Trustees or Advisory Board and can also serve as a resource for current Board members.