By: Sutton StokesMay 3, 2022

Applicants Wanted: Library Board Vacancy

Council will soon fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. This is not a City of Elkins board, but the Elkins council has appointment authority for three of the five seats. City residents who wish to be considered for appointment to this important volunteer position are encouraged to submit an application to the city clerk no later than Friday, May 13.

What the Board Does

The Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library sets policy for the library, oversees the library’s finances, and supervises the library’s executive director. The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library is in a period of dynamic change, opening a new branch in Beverly even as it works to recover from catastrophic flooding at the Elkins branch.


There are five seats on the board, three of which must be Elkins residents appointed by city council. Members are appointed to five-year terms; membership is unpaid.

Meeting Times

The regular meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library are second Wednesdays of every other month. During the months when an official meeting is not scheduled, members convene convene for planning purposes and the board may also hold other meetings from time to time as needed.

While the Elkins branch is being renovated, meetings are held at 209 Randolph Avenue (the former T.R. Ross Law Office).

More Information

Visit the library’s website for more information.

To Apply

Apply by downloading and completing this PDF application form. The form may be submitted to the city clerk’s office by email, mail, or hand delivery. Please ensure your application arrives no later than Friday, May 13.

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