Library Board

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Library Board of Trustees

Idaho Falls Public 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.

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

City Council Liaison — Shelley Smede
District Library Board Liaison — Nancy Long

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.”

Meeting Notices

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

  • January 24, 2019
  • February 28, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • April 25, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • August 29, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • December 5, 2019

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.

Agendas and Minutes

Download board meeting agendas:

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


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 send an email.