Library Board


6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month
City Hall - Work Session Chambers
200 N. Fifth Street
Garland, TX 75040

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Vacant, Chair - Mayor 
  • Charles Msewe - District 1
  • Michael Degen - District 2
  • Adam Greenup - District 3
  • Gwendolyn Daniels, Vice Chair - District 4
  • Kristin Lucido - District 5
  • Dorothy McAllister - District 6
  • Terri Chepregi, Chair - District 7
  • Trellas Gotcher - District 8


The Library Board is composed of nine citizens that are appointed by the City Council. The Director of Libraries serves as ex officio member of the Board. The normal term of office is two years; four members shall complete their full term of office in odd numbered years and five members shall complete their full term of office in even numbered years. All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the website for citizen review.

The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city. The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Karen Archibald, Interim Director of Libraries.


The Board's Liaison, Karen Archibald, can be contacted at 972-205-2543.