Library Board


Members of the public are welcome to attend Library Board meetings.

  • Date & Time: 5:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month
  • Location:
    • Commission Chambers
      West Fargo City Hall
      800 4th Ave E
      West Fargo, ND

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following each meeting.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Liann Hanson, president (Term Expires June 2024) 
  • Jodie Haring, vice president (Term Expires June 2022)
  • Alanna Rerick (Term Expires June 2022) 
  • Mandy George (Term Expires June 2023)
  • Tony Stukel (Term Expires June 2024)


The West Fargo Public Library Board of Directors is a volunteer group of five West Fargo residents that is instrumental in long-term planning for library services, advocates for the library's value to community members and stakeholders, oversees library finances, and represents West Fargo community interests as the library develops services and programs. Board members serve a three-year term with an opportunity for a second term possible. The time commitment is roughly 4 hours per month and each member must be a resident of West Fargo.

Current projects and initiatives of the West Fargo Public Library include: 

  • Continuing the community input project to study residents' needs and develop library service responses and goals that meet those needs 
  • Continuing to grow library outreach efforts like the Little Red Reading Bus, which brings books and learning opportunities directly to West Fargo kids and families in the summer months
  • Redeveloping the longstanding "summer reading program" into a community-driven program for adults, teens and children 
  • Continuing to provide patron-focused, proactive customer service by identifying and eliminating barriers for our patrons and ensuring staff have the tools to provide this service
  • Continuing discussions with stakeholders regarding library facilities that will be responsive to how residents want to use their library 
  • Celebrating the library's 50th anniversary in 2021 

Board Resources

Board of Directors Orientation Guide

Laws and Standards

North Dakota Library Law

North Dakota Public Library Trustee Manual

North Dakota Standards for Public Libraries

Open Records and Open Meetings

Public Library Board of Trustees guide from North Dakota State Library

National Library Policies

Library Bill of Rights

Freedom to Read Statement

Library Resources

Annual reports

Board agendas and minutes

Board bylaws


2019 Space Needs Assessment

Services and Statistics Summary

Strategic plan

City Resources

2021 Equalization Report

2021 Final Budget Report to City Commission