Library Administration

Library Board of Trustees

Jeanne Garthe, Secretary
Kevin Garthe, President
John Holck
Jim Hogan
Joni Henrety
Joni Jeffery, Vice President
Martha Parks (not present for photo)

Contact the board:

To contact the Library Director and Staff 

Grand Ledge Area District Library Mission Statement

The Grand Ledge Area District Library will acquire and make readily available resources in a variety of formats, including appropriate technology, to meet the educational, recreational and informational needs of the community it serves.

Library Budget

The library operates on a July-June fiscal year. Each May the library board reviews the library budget and millage rate and holds a public hearing. In order to accomplish the library’s mission the library board has approved the following budgets:

Current Fiscal year: 2021 2022 Budget
Previous Fiscal year: 2020 2021 Budget

Library Board Meeting Schedule (2021-2022)

September 28, 2021 minutes
October 26, 2021 proposed minutes
November 23, 2021 agenda
January 25, 2022
February 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
April 26, 2022
May 24, 2022
June 28, 2022

Meetings are held in the 1931 Room (meeting room) at the library at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Regularly scheduled meetings are subject to cancellation and/or change in the absence of a quorum or if there is no pertinent business to come before the Board.

Notice: If any person has a disability and needs accommodation to attend a Library Board meeting please call Lise Mitchell at 517-622-3550 or email at, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the meeting.  Every effort will be made to accommodate, if possible, with lesser notice.

A public inspection copy of the Minutes of the Library Board meetings are kept in the Shipman Room.  The call number is M R 021.82 G.  If you need assistance in locating the minutes, please ask at the front desk.

Members of the public are welcome to share their comments and concerns about library-related issues with members of the Library Board at library meetings.  The Library’s policy  Public Participation in Board Meetings states the procedures and rules of conduct which will facilitate a fair and orderly expression of public comments.

Past Library Board Meetings

(2020-2021) — Sept – March meeting were held virtually; April – June in person.

September 22, 2020 minutes
October 27, 2020 minutes
November 24, 2020 minutes
January 26, 2021 minutes
February 23, 2021 — cancelled
March 23, 2021 minutes
April 27, 2021 minutes
May 25, 2021 minutes
June 22, 2021 minutes

(2019-2020) — April, May and June 2020 meetings were held virtually via Zoom.

September 24, 2019 minutes
October 22, 2019 Minutes
November 26, 2019 minutes
January 28, 2020 minutes
February 25, 2020 — Meeting Cancelled
March 24, 2020 — Meeting Cancelled
April 28, 2020 minutes
May 26, 2020 minutes
June 23, 2020 minutes
September 25, 2018 minutes
October 23, 2018 minutes
November 27, 2018 minutes
January 22, 2019 minutes
February 26, 2019 minutes
March 26, 2019 minutes
April 23, 2019 minutes
May 28, 2019 minutes
June 25, 2019 minutes

Joan Kane 30 years of service

Library Board honors Bill and Joan Kane!

In recognition of over Thirty Years of outstanding service and tireless advocacy on behalf of the library, the Library Board, staff and community wish to express our highest praise and heartfelt gratitude for their many contributions to the Grand Ledge Area District Library.