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The Library Board: assists library director in planning for library services and programs to serve community needs and interests; reviews and recommend a long-range plan; makes recommendations regarding the use of gifts to the Library; serves as an advisory body in the formulation of Library policies; acts as a mediator in matters involving freedom-to-read disputes with citizens; promotes the use of library public facilities to further city council goals; reviews proposed annual library budget and make recommendations.

Meeting schedule

The Library Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Bemis Public Library, 6014 South Datura Street. 


For questions concerning this board, contact Bemis Library at 303-795-3961 or one of the following staff members:

  • Tim Nimz Library Director
  • Meredith Gipson Recording Secretary — for questions concerning the meeting calendar (listed below), agendas, minutes, meeting information, etc.


Members District Appointed Term Expires
Paul Bingham   III 4/1/2010 2016
Joseph Haynes
II 4/1/2009 2016
Laura Hooper
I 4/1/2009 2015
Lois Howard
I 4/1/2009 2015
Lisa Ohlgren; Vice-Chair III 4/1/2008 2017
Catherine Schwartz
III 4/1/2014 2017
Dawn Shepherd; Chair I 4/1/2010 2016


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