Audience and Purpose
Here are the policies of the Madison Public Library, provided as a reference for the library's community and patrons with any inquiries or concerns. These policies undergo regular review by the current library board of trustees, comprising residents of the community we proudly serve.
The policies are in place to ensure that library resources are available on as widespread and equitable basis as is possible.
“The use of the Madison Public Library constitutes acceptance of all library policies.”
Trustees serve as the public's representatives to the library and as the library's representative to the public it serves.
The majority of South Dakotas public library boards of trustees are governing or administrative boards, as laid out in SD law. This means that they are responsible, among other duties, for:
Empowering the library director to manage day-to-day operations of the library
Engaging in strategic planning
Approving library expenditures and submitting a budget
Reporting annually to the city or county
Submitting annual statistics to the state library
The board is selected by the city to serve terms as determined by that body.
Library Board Meetings
3rd Tuesday of the Month
Nancy Sabbe Room, Madison Public Library
Agendas are posted here: https://www.cityofmadisonsd.com/AgendaCenter