Library Services During COVID-19

The Main Library is open for brief visits by appointment Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Appointments are required and each appointment is for a maximum of 30 minutes.  Click here to request an appointment.  For more information on library services during COVID-19, including appointments, curbside service, digital access-only library cards, online library card renewal, online resources, digital programs, and more, click here.

Board of Trustees

Board members sitting in conference room during a discussion

About the Library Board of Trustees

The Fort Smith Public Library is governed by a seven-member citizen Board of Trustees.  The trustees are residents of Fort Smith, appointed by the Mayor with approval by the Fort Smith Board of Directors.  Each trustee is appointed to a five-year term and may be reappointed to a second five-year term.  Applications for board positions are available on the City of Fort Smith website.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Fort Smith Public Library.  The board generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Most meetings are held at the Main Library, but occasionally the board meets at a branch library. 

2020 Board of Trustees members are:

Amy Skypala, President
Jeremy Wann, Vice President
Andy Smith, Secretary
Pamela Roberts, Treasurer
Anita Paddock
Ben Shipley
Jurena L Storm

For more information about the Library Board of Trustees, contact Jennifer Goodson, Library Director.

2020 Board Meetings

January 21 - Main Library 

February 18 - Main Library

March 17 - Dallas Street Branch

April 21 - Main Library

May 26 - Main Library

June 23 - Windsor Drive Branch

July 21 - Main Library

August 18 - Main Library

September 15 - Miller Branch

October 20 - Main Library

November 17 - Main Library

December 15 - Main Library