Library Board

Library Board of Trustees

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Library Trustees

The Idaho Falls Public Library Board of Trustees is staffed by volunteer citizens. Trustees are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Idaho Falls and serve, without pay, for a term of five years.

Also on this page:


  • Hal Peterson, 2015-2020 (Chair)
  • Claire Pace, 2008-2023
  • Mary Lund, 2009-2019
  • Rodd Rapp, 2011-2021
  • Kristin Hall, 2017-2022

City Council Liaison

  • Jim Francis

District Library Board Liaison

  • Karen Harris

Library Policies

Policies are set by library trustees and are subject to change at any time.

Mission Statement

“The Idaho Falls Public Library provides materials of popular interest to the community, emphasizes and encourages reading by children, supplements the learning and educational needs of the community, and furnishes timely, accurate information.”

Board Meeting Notices

Notice of Idaho Falls Public Library Board of Trustee meeting dates:

  • January 23, 2020
  • February 27, 2020
  • March 26, 2020Cancelled due to COVID-19 closure
  • April 23, 2020Postponed due to COVID-19 closure
  • May 21, 2020
  • July 7, 2020
  • August 20, 2020
  • September 24, 2020
  • October 22, 2020
  • December 3, 2020

Our trustees meet in the library meeting rooms at 4:00pm. The public is welcome to attend these meetings and give comment on items relative to the library. During these meetings, trustees listen to patron comments, set library policy and budgets, and oversee library operations. For more information about board meetings, call 208-612-8155.

Note that meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled. Meeting notices will be published on this page and posted beforehand at library entrances and at the library administration office.

Meeting Agendas

Download board meeting agendas:

To request meeting minutes, submit a public records request to the City of Idaho Falls.

Official Forms

Public Records Request – Use this form for public records requests. Bring your completed form to the library administration office.

Request for Reconsideration – Use this form to request reconsideration of materials in our collection. Bring your completed form to the library administration office. You may also submit a request for reconsideration online.

To reach the library administrative office, call 208-612-8155 or use this online message form.