Powell County Public Library
Board of Trustees Application

In order to provide quality library service to Powell County, the Powell County Public Library requires a working team of a Library Director and a Board of Trustees who are informed and make the necessary decisions.  It is critical that each person appointed to the Board of Trustees be willing to perform the duties of a trustee.  Trustees receive no payment for their work.

The Board of Trustees is composed of five members who are appointed jointly by the Fiscal Court. The term of office is four years, and a Trustee may fill an unexpired term and/or serve for two consecutive terms (four-years each).  The Board will actively seek applicants to fill any vacancy that occurs

Prospective Trustees should be aware of the following criteria which will be used by the other Board members of the Powell County Public Library in evaluating candidates for the vacant position.  A Trustee must:

Commit the time that is necessary to carry out the duties of a Trustee.  This includes time to become and stay knowledgeable about public library issues, to attend Board meetings, and to carry out Board assignments. 
Be genuinely interested in public libraries and understand the importance of public libraries in meeting the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the community.
Understand the local community, its social and cultural needs, and be willing to communicate those needs to the Board.
Be able to work with others to reach a common goal.
Be open-minded, intellectually curious, and respectful of the opinions of others.
Have the courage to plan creatively and direct the effective implementation of those plans.
Be able to withstand pressures and prejudice that would restrict or prevent equal library service to all.


Set library policy
Employ and evaluate the director
Plan for the future
Monitor the library’s effectiveness
Be an advocate for the library
Do anything else necessary for the proper management of the library

If a candidate has questions or requires additional information, please contact a Trustee or attend a Board meeting.  Board meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 P.M. at the Powell County Public Library Meeting Room.

Please submit completed applications by January 14, 2022 to:  Powell County Public Library Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 504, Stanton, KY 40380


725 Breckenridge Street, Stanton, KY 40380                  Phone: (606) 663-4511    Fax: (606) 663-4346