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

Stacey Whitten

President

swhitten.pcpls@gmail.com

Porter Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Council

[2019 to 2023]

[2015 to 2019]

Kevin Pazour

Vice President

kpazour.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Council

[2017 to 2021]

Paul Knauff

Secretary

pknauff.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Valparaiso School board

[2020 to 2024]

[2016 to 2020]

[2012 to 2016]

[2008 to 2012]

Olga Granat

Treasurer

ogranat.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Valparaiso School Board

[2017 to 2021]

Stu Summers

Member

ssummers.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Commissioners

[2018 to 2022]

[2014 to 2018]

Roger Rhodes

Member

rrhodes.pcpls@gmail.com

Portage Township Resident

Appointed by School Board Presidents

(Except Valparaiso Schools)

[2018 to 2022]

[2014 to 2018]

Kristy Merritt

Member

kmerritt.pcpls@gmail.com

Center Township Resident

Appointed by Porter County Commissioners

[2020 to 2024]

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, October 21st, 2020 at the Valparaiso 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 15th

February 19th

March 18th

April 15th

May 20th

June 17th

July 15th

August 19th

September 16th 

October 21st

November 18th

December 16th

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

Year In Reviews
2019

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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.