The Mission of the Belgrade Community Library is to provide access to information that inspires lifelong learning, advances knowledge, and strengthens our community.
Board of Trustees
The Board regularly meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the library. These meetings are open to the public, however please contact the library director if you have an item you would like added to the agenda.
Mr. Rick Lubansky, Chair
Ms. Chrysti Smith, Vice Chair
Ms. Kristine Menicucci
Ms. Pamela Knowles
Ms. Cynthia Cheney
For the exact dates and times of the Library Board of Trustee meetings, please see the Library Calendar for details.
Gale Bacon, Director
Rebekah Kamp, Children’s Librarian
Mary Gerlach, Programming and Outreach
Katie Ramstead, Interlibrary Loans & Book Club Services
Vanetta Montoya, Cataloging
Kathleen Godfrey, Circulation Clerk
Mary Braun, Technology Librarian
History of Library
The Belgrade Community Library was established in 1932 by the Belgrade Women’s club. It was housed in the city offices. In 1934 volunteers began building a new log structure on Main Street and on January 24, 1935 the library moved into the “Log Cabin.” This was home for the library until 1989 when again community volunteers came together and built the facility at 106 N. Broadway and the library moved once more. In 2002, a new addition to the library was built, adding 5500 square feet.
Belgrade Community Library has more than 35,000 items in the collection, as well as more than 5,600 registered borrowers. The Library receives more than 6,000 visits from borrowers per month.
Belgrade Community Library Policies
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