Library Advisory Board


  • 3 to 5 pm onthe 3rd Wednesday of every 3rd month, beginning in January (unless stated otherwise).
  • Meeting locations rotate among branch libraries; view the Meeting Schedule (PDF) to find the location of the next meetings.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings of the Library Advisory Board.

Agendas & Minutes

Looking for information about current or past meetings? Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


2022 Library Advisory Board Members

NameTitleAreaTerm Exp.
Newell, PatrickChairChico District 512/13/2026
Deese, MichelleMemberOroville District 1 01/06/2025 
Brower, NancyMemberOroville District 101/06/2025
Bomberg, MargaretMemberChico District 401/02/2027
Shepherd-Nicoll, EvaMemberChico District 203/22/2026
Bodnar, WilliamMemberChico District 301/02/2027
Brett, JoeyMemberDurham District 401/06/2025
Herman, HilaryMemberChico District 312/13/2026
Sperske, AmyMemberParadise District 501/06/2025
Vacant MemberDistrict 2

Members of the Board are appointed to 4-year terms by the Butte County Board of Supervisors. To apply for a vacant position, visit the Boards and Commissions page.

Library Surveys and Reports


The mission of the Library Advisory Board is to encourage County Supervisors and community partners to develop sustainable funding in order to preserve and expand library services for all citizens of Butte County.


The vision of the Library Advisory Board is to partner with governments, communities, and businesses to strengthen and sustain our library system and to promote the local library as a unique and invaluable resource.

Contact the Board

If you need more information, are interested in attending board meetings, or wanting to become a Library Advisory Board member, please contact Library Administration at 530-552-5652, option 4, or email the Library Advisory Board.