Brainerd Public Library Board

Regular Meetings

  • When: 6:00 pm  4th Wednesday of every month
  • Where:  Brainerd Public Library small conference room
  • Finance Committee meets at 5:15 pm


  • Karen Strobel - term expires 12/31/2027
  • Mary Koep- term expires 12/31/2023
  • Sheila DeChantal - term expires 12/31/2023
  • John Mattson - term expires 12/31/2025
  • VACANT - term expires 12/31/2025
  • Jennifer Simota - term expires 12/31/2025
  • Brenda DeWitt - term expires 12/31/2025
  • Susan Hardy - term expires 12/31/2027
  • Council Member Kara Terry (Council Liaison)
  • KRLS Rep:  Gabe Johnson


Recommended by Mayor, Approved by Council


To represent the interests of the people of the City of Brainerd in providing library services

Committee Membership

The Board is comprised of nine members with one member being appointed as representative to the Kitchigami Regional Library Board.  One Council Liaison.

Qualifications to Serve

  • Per State Statute, member must be a resident of the City based on the Board being part of a regional public library system
  • Citizens interested in providing quality library services for the residents of the City of Brainerd
  • Have a library card in good standing

Length of Term

  • 6 year, 3 Term limit


  • Volunteer

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