The Main Library will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 for our Black Tie Bingo fundraiser.  All three FSPL branch locations will be open regular hours, 12 - 5 PM on Saturday, November 16.

Board of Trustees

Board members sitting in conference room during a discussion

About the Library Board of Trustees

The Fort Smith Public Library is governed by a seven-member citizen Board of Trustees.  The trustees are residents of Fort Smith, appointed by the Mayor with approval by the Fort Smith Board of Directors.  Each trustee is appointed to a five-year term and may be reappointed to a second five-year term.  Applications for board positions are available on the City of Fort Smith website.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Fort Smith Public Library.  The board generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Most meetings are held at the Main Library, but occasionally the board meets at a branch library. 

2019 Board of Trustees members are:

Amy Skypala, President
Jurena L Storm, Vice President
Pamela Roberts, Secretary
Anita Paddock, Treasurer
Ben Shipley
Andy Smith
Jeremy Wann

For more information about the Library Board of Trustees, contact Jennifer Goodson, Library Director.

2019 Board Meetings

January 15 – Main Library

February 19 – Main Library

March 26 – Dallas Street Branch

April 16 – Main Library

May 21 – Main Library

June 18 – Windsor Drive Branch

July 16 – Main Library

August 20 – Main Library

September 17 – Miller Branch

October 15 – Main Library

November 19 – Main Library

December 17 – Main Library