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Library Board

Library Board Meetings

Library board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 pm. Board packets are posted on the right (or below on smaller screens).

2020-2024 Strategic Plan

Inclusive Services Statement

Planning Documents
Annual Reports

Library Board Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Duties of the Library Board

The Waupaca Area Public Library Board has a great deal of responsibility and many important duties to perform. The basic building block for every Library Board is a set of bylaws. Bylaws should be updated at least every five (5) years. Included in the bylaws should not only be the composition of the board, officer's responsibilities, and information regarding meetings, committees, etc., but also terms of office, number of re-appointments allowed, action taken for frequent absence, and procedure for securing, appointing, and orientating new board members. I have outlined some of the major responsibilities and duties of the Library board below:

a) Create a set of bylaws.
b) Hold effective meetings.
c) Hire the library director.
d) Evaluate the library director.
e) Develop the Library budget.
f) Set library staff salaries and wages
g) Developing essential library policies.
h) Planning for the library’s future.
i) Cooperation with the Outagamie Waupaca Library System
h) Library Board Orientation Checklist
The current Wisconsin Public Library Trustee Manual provides details on the responsibilities and duties of the Library Board.

Revised 3/2007

Board Links

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Library Trustee Handbook

Board Documents
Library Board Orientation

Library Board Members



Lori Chesnut
650 W. Union St
Waupaca, WI 54981

City Council Member
Policy, Planning, Finance & Personnel Committees

Holly Olsen
1318 Stone Ridge Rd #45
Waupaca, WI 54981

Finance, Personnel & Exhibit Committees
(630) 532-0524
N2028 Barlow St
Waupaca, WI 54981


Finance and Exhibit Committees

(608) 338-8307
Des-Waupaca School District
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981
Personnel Committee (715) 258-4141
Glenda Rhodes
512 Jefferson St
Waupaca, WI 54981
Planning and Policy Committees (715) 256-1939
Julie Eiden
E1098 South Radley Road
Waupaca, WI 54981


Finance and Personnel Committees

(715) 281-0607
Gracie Liegl
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Youth on Board 

Personnel and Policy 

Allison Wolff
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Alternate Youth on Board

Personnel and Policy 

County Board Rep
N2410 Long Cove Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Town of Dayton Chairman

Planning Committee

Scott Purchattzke
633 Elm St
Waupaca, WI 54981
City Council- Alternate (715) 281-0559
Mary Zimmerman
312 W Union St.
Waupaca, WI 54981
Personnel and Policy committee (715) 412-1263

Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) Board Members

Diane Forsythe
N2279 Country Ln
Waupaca, WI 54981
OWLS Board Member (715) 258-8462

Exhibit Room Coordinator

Liz Kneer


Exhibit Room Coordinator (715) 258-4414