Library Board

  • Comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to serve for a two year term, with term limits of six years
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the DeSoto City Council in matters that pertain to the library
  • Serve as a liaison and representative of the community on library matters, as well as support and promote the need for great public library services in DeSoto
  • Support the DeSoto Public Library mission, vision, and values
  • Work to promote library services and programs, and advocate for the library throughout the community
  • Advise library staff, as needed, in developing policies, budget requests, and strategic planning
  • Board will help advise in reconciling contradictory viewpoints and serve as a channel for citizen expression in library matters
Meeting Schedule
The Library Board meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Library Assembly Hall
or Conference Room in the DeSoto Public Library.

Staff Representative
Kerry McGeath
Managing Director of Library Services
Email Kerry McGeath

Council Representative
Rachel Proctor
Councilmember, Place 4

DeSoto Public Library Receives 2015 Achievement of Library Excellence Award

  1. 2015 Achivement of Library Excellence Awarded

    The DeSoto Public Library has received the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association 2015 Achievement of Library Excellence Award. The award was delivered by Council member Rachel Proctor at a recent Council meeting, with Library Board member Valinda Samples, Chair John Ringhauser, Library Director Kerry McGeath, and Board members Susie Robinson and Jennifer Smith.