Board Members


Board Meetings
6:00 pm
2nd Monday of each Month
Alternating between Fort Branch and Haubstadt


Fort Branch Learning Center
January, March, May, July, September, November

Haubstadt Public Library
February, April, June, August, October, December

Library Board of Trustees

In accordance to the provisions of Indiana State Law IC 36-12, the board of trustees, as the authority of the Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library, assumes the power and responsibilities over the library. Seven members are appointed by the South Gibson School Corporation (3 appointments), the Gibson County Commissioners, (2 appointments), and the Gibson County Council (2 appointments). Board members serve without compensation and cannot be paid employees of the library, with the exception of the treasurer. The treasurer is the paid bookkeeper of the library. The treasurer, who is not appointed, does not serve terms and does not have any voting privileges or authority.

Community Service

Our vision statement says, ” The Fort Branch-Johnson Township Public Library Board of Trustees envision that the library is an ever changing entity that is modern and advanced when it comes to the services that it provides to its patrons whether is educational, technical or recreational. The board will support whatever measures to keep that environment.”

Long gone is the quiet library with a mean librarian to enforce it. Today the board supports the concept of this small library system of being the local community center. The library is more than a dispenser of books. It also provides free of charge to its patrons movies, magazines, newspapers, databases, a computer lab, inter-library loan, reciprocal borrowing, programs for all ages and much more. The board makes sure that there is a friendly, accommodating director and staff that provides the type of service that is worthy of the library’s population area.

Current Projects

We are gearing up for Summer Reading Program – Libraries rock!

Our Board Members

Margaret (Peg) Hall

President
Appointed by the Gibson Southern School Board
2nd term

Chris Wallace

Vice President
Appointed by the Gibson County Council
3rd term

Terri Ziliak

Secretary
County Council
1st term

Crystal Smith

Treasurer
Paid bookkeeper

Deb Nichols

Member at Large
Appointed by the Gibson
Southern School Board
2nd term

Pat Bengert

Member at Large
Appointed by the Gibson
Southern School Board
1st term

LeeAnn Kiesel

Member at Large
Appointed by the Gibson
County Commissioners
1st term

David Clark

Member at Large
Appointed by the Gibson
County Commissioners
1st term