Public Library Board

Meetings: Library Board meetings to be held on the following dates in 2023 at 4:00 p.m., Hays Public Library (Schmidt Gallery), 1205 Main Street.

January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 17, 2023
June 14, 2023
July 12, 2023
August 16, 2023
September 13, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 15, 2023
December 13, 2023

The goal of the Hays Public Library Board is to secure the best possible Library they can for the people they serve. The Hays Public Library assembles, preserves and administers, in organized collections, books and related educational and recreational materials in order to promote the communication of ideas, an enlightened citizenship and enriched personal lives. They provide opportunity for recreation through the use of literature, music, films and other art forms. They seek to continually identify community needs, to provide programs of service to meet such needs and to cooperate with other organizations, agencies and institutions which can provide programs or services to meet community needs. They also strive to increase usage of library services by making the public aware of all resources through an active public relations plan and encourage the public to educate themselves continuously.

The Hays Public Library’s policy/code of ethics includes the American Library Association Freedom to Read Policy, the Library Bill of Rights and Confidentiality of Borrowers Records.


The Hays Public Library Board consists of 7 voting members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Commission, for terms of 4 years each. State law limits eligibility on this board to 2 consecutive terms (a person appointed to an unexpired term remains eligible for 2 consecutive 4-year terms upon completion of the unexpired term). In addition to the appointed members of the board, the Mayor shall be an ex officio member with the same powers as appointed members, but no person holding any office in the municipality shall be appointed a member while holding such office.

  • Shelley Bryant
    Expires April 22, 2025 (1st full term)
  • Amy Feauto
    Expires April 30, 2027 (3rd term / 2nd full term)
  • Joe Lohmeyer
    Expires April 30, 2026 (1st term - unexpired)
  • Patti Park
    Expires April 30, 2024 (2nd term)
  • Emily Roth
    Expires April 30, 2026 (1st term)
  • Mary Toepfer
    Expires April 22, 2025 (2nd term)
  • Katherine Wolfe
    Expires April 30, 2024 (2nd full term)
  • Mayor
    Ex Officio