The Blackfoot Public Library is governed by a 10 member Board. There are 5 members from the City and 5 members from the Blackfoot Rural Library District who come together to create a combined Library Board.
The City Board Members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Blackfoot and serve a 5 year term. The Rural Library District Board Members are elected officials who live within the library district. Each District Board Member is elected for a term of six years, with elections taking place in May in odd years. All Board Members serve without pay.
The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm., unless otherwise posted. The public input is always welcomed at Board Meetings. If you have items for the agenda, please call the Director at the library 208-785-8628.
The current Library Board Members, contact info, and term of expiration, are:
Blackfoot City Library Board:
Margaret Peterson 208-403-3174 / [email protected] Dec. 2020
Lucien Frederick 208-785-7329 / [email protected] Dec. 2021
Janine Shigihara 208-681-5919 / [email protected] Dec. 2022
Al Monson 208-785-4308 / [email protected] Dec. 2023
Melissa Mercado 208-643-0697 / [email protected] Dec. 2024
Blackfoot Rural Library District Board:
Seat 1: Sheena Field 208-242-9231 / [email protected] May 2025
Seat 2: Tirsa Myler 208-785-4184 / [email protected] May 2021
Seat 3: Maureen Gordon 208-680-5083 / [email protected] May 2021
Seat 4: Kathleen Pressler-Hall 208-785-1705 / [email protected] May 2023
Seat 5: Linzy Allen 208-244-2954 / [email protected] May 2025
Currently the Chair for the City Board is Melissa Mercado. The Vice Chair is Al Monson.
Chair for the District Board is Kathleen Pressler-Hall. The Vice Chair is Maureen Gordon The Treasurer for the District Board is Sheena Field.