Board of Trustees


The Manhattan Public Library serves the cultural, informational, and recreational needs of the citizens of the community. The library makes an important contribution to the quality of life in our community. The library is funded primarily by a tax levied on property within the city limits of Manhattan. It is governed by a Board of Trustees.

The Manhattan Public Library Board of Trustees consists of seven members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city commission (K.S.A. 12-1222). In addition to the appointed members, the mayor serves as an ex-officio member of the board which means that by virtue of the office or position, the mayor is a member. Trustees serve a four year term and are eligible for one reappointment.

Board meetings are held monthly, on the last Monday of each month at 4:15 p.m. in the board room of the administrative office. Board meetings are open to the public. Changes in the schedule will be posted on this page of the library's web site and on the library's public bulletin board.

MPL Board of Trustees Minutes 01.30.12

The duties of the Board of Trustees are defined by K.S.A. 12-1225. Trustees approve library policy and serve on finance, building and grounds, legislative, and policy and planning committees. The library board hires and evaluates the library director.

Current Board of Trustees members are:

Todd Simon - President
10728 Little Kitten Avenue,
Manhattan, KS 66503
Phone: 785-341-6575

Thomas Giller - Vice President
529 Houston,
Manhattan, KS  66502
Phone:  785-537-9395

Janet Duncan
1270 Bluemont Scenic Drive,
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-776-8101

Brice Hobrock
4009 Snowy Reach,
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-776-3175

Bill Lansdowne
1617 Baltimore,
Manhattan, KS  66502
Phone:  785-537-6490

Karen Roberts
2015 Pierre
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785- 539-3188

Usha Redi
1801 Westbank Way
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-313-1531

Mayor Jim Sherow - Ex-Officio
City Hall,
1101 Poyntz Avenue,
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 785-587-2404

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