Board of Trustees
An all-volunteer Board of Trustees governs Cuyahoga Falls Library. Five members represent the Taylor Memorial Association and serve for life; six members are public trustees serving three-year terms; two members are appointed by the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education, and four members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Cuyahoga Falls City Council.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the general operations of the library, setting policy, hiring and working with the director, and the library’s financial well-being.
The Board meets at 7 p.m. in the library on the third Tuesday of every month except for the annual meeting in January, when it meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
There are several ways to share questions, concerns and suggestions with the Board:
– Write a letter (Attention: Board of Trustees, 2015 Third St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221)
– Send an email addressed to trustees (firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Address the Board in person during the public portion of a Board meeting
All petitions, applications, and communications intended for consideration by the Board must be received by noon on the Thursday before the Board meeting.
On August 28, 2017 the Cuyahoga Falls Library implemented its first strategic planning process. We gathered input from the community through an online survey (318 responses) and through the facilitation of one community stakeholder focus group (4 attendees). In addition, staff input was gathered via an online survey (36 responses). Over the course of several months, the Board of Trustees, with input from library staff, developed a strategic plan using all of this input.
Feedback from the surveys and focus group indicated the Cuyahoga Falls Library is valued for its role as a place for education and information in support of lifelong learning, and as a provider of vital tools and services such as computers, scanners and public awareness programs. Respondents spoke highly of the use of library meeting rooms and the visual appearance of the building. Some respondents recommended the need for more services and programming for all ages, but especially for those in the 20-30 year old range and those 55 years and older. The themes from the surveys are carried throughout the plan and are supported by objectives and action steps that propel the library into the future.
Our Strategic Aspiration
Cuyahoga Falls Library is an experience and a destination.
Cuyahoga Falls Library embraces our unique identity as the community leader in providing innovative services and learning opportunities to residents of all ages. Cuyahoga Falls Library is a place that represents innovation, teamwork, community engagement and customer service excellence. The community recognizes that free library service is essential. We will be the model for high quality library services in the 21st century, strengthening the cultural, civic, economic and social fabric of our community.
Cuyahoga Falls Library connects people with the world of ideas, information, and imagination, to inspire, enrich, and support our community.
Cuyahoga Falls Library is exciting, innovative, and fun – where anything is possible.
We love the library, we love Cuyahoga Falls, we love knowing the work we do each day impacts and enriches the community
Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes from the last 12 months are available online. Minutes from earlier meetings are available by request.
- Board Minutes Aug 16, 2022
- Board Minutes Jul 19, 2022
- Board Minutes Jun 21, 2022
- Board Minutes May 17, 2022
- Board Minutes Apr 19, 2022
- Board Minutes Mar 15, 2022
- Board Minutes Feb 15, 2022
- Board Minutes Jan 25,2022
- Board Minutes Dec 21, 2021
- Board Minutes Nov 16, 2021
- Board Minutes Oct 26,2021
- Board Minutes Sept 9, 2021
Deborah Ziccardi, President
Rick Rubin, Vice President
Sandra Zirke, Treasurer
Sean Blake, Secretary
Board of Education appointee
Board of Education appointee