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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Minot Public Library connects, enriches, and inspires.

Vision Statement

The Minot Public Library will be the center of information and exploration for the community. The Library will be a leader in both traditional and state-of-the-art library services, be responsive to the diverse interests and needs of residents of all ages, and create productive partnerships within the Minot community and the region.


  • Provide excellent customer services with a competent, well trained, and motivated staff.
  • Respond to the interests and needs of adult patrons of the library.
  • Serve as a children's door to learning while promoting the enjoyment of reading.
  • Provide an environment for teen exploration and expression while continuing to promote the enjoyment of reading.
  • Make residents and organizations of the Minot community aware of the library's resources and services.
  • Continue to upgrade technology, electronic resources, and access to materials and information services.
  • Manage library resources and functions effectively to achieve the service goals within given financial limitations.
  • Provide a state-of-the-art facility through planning and funding.

Board of Trustees

Library Board

The Library Board of Trustees are:

  • Susan Gessner, President
  • Ryan Ackerman
  • Deborah Johnson
  • Lisa Olson
  • Alan VanDelinder
  • Janet Anderson (Library Director)

The Library Board of Trustees governs library operations. Board members must be residents of Minot and are appointed under authority of state statute to three-year terms. The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 4:15 PM in the Library's Conference Room. The meeting dates are subject to change by action of the Board. Please call 852-1045 to confirm the date.

Statement of Bylaws for the Minot Public Library Board

Fast Facts

Strategic Plan