Meet Your Library

ABOUT THE PORTER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

At the Porter County Public Library System, we have made it our mission to provide all residents of the library district with a comprehensive collection of relevant materials in a variety of media that records human knowledge, ideas, and culture and to organize these materials for ready access. Our driving belief is that libraries have the power to change people’s lives and are a cornerstone of the communities they are part of. Through the Porter County Public Library System’s programs, services, and events, we encourage every patron to discover the joy of learning and the love of reading.In order to fulfill our mission, we strive to provide patrons with relevant materials, adequate library facilities, excellent public services, competent, creative, and well-educated staff, and secure reliable library funding.

Meet the PCPLS Board of Trustees

Kevin Pazour

President

kpazour.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Council

[2021 to 2025]

[2017 to 2021]

Olga Granat

Vice President

ogranat.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Valparaiso School Board

[2021 to 2025]

[2017 to 2021]

Kristy Merritt

Treasurer

kmerritt.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Commissioners

[2020 to 2024]

Roger Rhodes

Secretary

rrhodes.pcpls@gmail.com

Portage Township Resident

Appointed by School Board Presidents

(Except Valparaiso Schools)

[2018 to 2022]

[2014 to 2018]

Stu Summers

Member

ssummers.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Commissioners

[2018 to 2022]

[2014 to 2018]

Paul Knauff

Member

pknauff.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Valparaiso School board

[2020 to 2024]

[2016 to 2020]

[2012 to 2016]

[2008 to 2012]

Stacey Whitten

Member

swhitten.pcpls@gmail.com

Porter Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Council

[2019 to 2023]

[2015 to 2019]

The Board of Trustees is completely dedicated to the mission and objectives of the library system. Each board member may serve 4 consecutive terms, which begin July 1st and end June 30th.

Next Board Meeting: Regular meeting at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Hebron Public Library.

Contact: board@pcpls.org

Library Board Resources
Minutes
Policy On Public Participation At Board Meetings
Upcoming Meetings and Information

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month in the Valparaiso Public Library board room at 4:00pm

January 19

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18

June 15

July 20

August 17

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 21

Upcoming agendas are usually posted the Friday before the board meeting.

Year In Reviews
2021
2020
2019

Have Questions?

Our library staff can answers any questions you have the about the board, upcoming meetings, or how to submit a topic for the next meeting.