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 12/31/2021
  • Loyal Hyatt - term expires 12/31/2023
  • Sheila DeChantal - term expires 12/31/2023
  • John Mattson - term expires 12/31/2025
  • Lynda Hummel - 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 Dave Pritschet (Council Liaison) - term expires 12/31/2021
  • KRLS Rep:  Mary Koep - term expires 12/31/2023


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 a resident of the City 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 years, 3 Term limit


  • Volunteer

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