Library Board


  • 8 a.m.
  • Third Wednesday of the month 
  • Knoxville Public Library
    213 E. Montgomery
    Knoxville, IA 50138


  • Lindsey Carlson
    Term expires: June 2024
  • Erin McBride
    Term expires: July 2024
  • Elly Shaw
    Term expires: January 2029
  • Janet Evans
    Term expires: July 2028
  • Dave Johnson
    Term expires: July 2026
  • Laura Kendrick
    Term expires: June 2028
  • John Mertz
    Term expires: July 2022


The Public Library Board was created to have charge, control, and supervision of the public library and its buildings, fixtures, and rooms. The board directs and controls all affairs of the Knoxville Public Library. Other duties of the board include:

  • Authorizing the librarian to purchase books and library materials, or authorize the use of library 
  • Having exclusive control of library funds
  • Hiring the librarian