​​​​​​​​​​​​The Public Library Board​ is appointed by City Council, with not less than seven nor more than thirteen members, including two members who are high school students (a junior and a senior). The members are appointed for four years, except the student appointments, which are for two years.

The Public Library Board has been in existence since the incorporation of the City of Virginia Beach in 1965. The Board is responsible for making recommendations to the Director of Libraries and also to City Council on all phases of library strategic planning, policies and issues critical to community goals and aspirations.

The Board meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m. There are no scheduled meetings in June, July or August. Meetings are held at the varying library locations. Please call 385-8709 for location information.​

Public Library Board Membership List

Dr. Michael D. Summers, Chair
Guy K. Tower, Vice Chair
Nealy Gihan
Helena Gourdine-Thorpe
Dr. Mamie L. Johnson
Robert Krebs, Jr.
Kelly Miller
Ryan Reyes
Cheryl Savage
Christine Underwood
Kira Williams
Thomas Zimmerman

​​​Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Contact Information