The Cape Girardeau Public Library Board of Trustees consists of nine community members who are appointed by the Mayor for three year terms to monitor operations of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The Board of Trustees is a policy-making Board and is fiscally responsible for how the library's funds are spent. A Council member may serve as liaison.
Membership as a Trustee is open to all persons over the age of eighteen years and who reside within the municipal library district of the City of Cape Girardeau and who are interested in furtherance of the purposes of the Cape Girardeau Public Library.
No member of the city government shall be a member of the Board of Trustees. The Mayor of the City of Cape Girardeau, with the approval of the Cape Girardeau City Council, shall appoint the members of the Board of Trustees. Such appointment shall be made with reference to the prospective candidate’s fitness for office.
Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 a.m. in the Hirsch Community Room at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.
The Board of Trustees shall hold its annual meeting on the fourth Thursday in July of each year at 7 a.m. in the Hirsch Community Room at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The annual meeting shall be called for the purpose of the election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. Special meetings of the Board of Trustees may be called by the President of the Board of Trustees, or upon request of any four Trustees, for the transaction of such special business.
Public Library Board of Trustees
Cape Girardeau Public Library
711 North Clark Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701