The Cape Girardeau Public Library Board of Trustees consists of nine community members who are appointed to monitor operations of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. This policy-making board is fiscally responsible for how the library's funds are spent.  

Membership as a Trustee is open to all persons over the age of eighteen years 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, appoints the members of the Board for three-year terms. Such appointment shall be made with reference to the prospective candidate’s fitness for office. A Council member may serve as liaison.

Meeting Schedule

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 holds 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 is called for the purpose of the election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. Special meetings 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.

Contact Public Library Board of Trustees: [email protected]

Staff Liaison

Katie Earnhart
Cape Girardeau Public Library Director
711 North Clark Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
573-334-5279 Phone
573-334-8334 Fax
[email protected]
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  • 700 N Clark  Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
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