The Library Board is an independent board that is responsible for establishing written policies, rules, and regulations to govern the library property, operations, and safety. Though members are appointed by the City Commission, the City is not involved in the Library’s daily operations.

Visit www.atchisonlibrary.org for more information about the Atchison Public Library.


Meets 4th Monday of the month

7:00 p.m.

Atchison Library


Members Term Expires
Charlie Peitsch 4-30-18
Dr. Rod Hefley 4-30-18
Dr. Julie Sellers 4-30-19
Janean Bowen 4-30-20
Elizabeth Lane 4-30-20
Don Bratton 4-30-21
Marie Moore 4-30-21

Public Meeting Policy

All meetings of the Atchison Public Library are open, public meetings. In accordance with the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA), all meetings will be announced publicly and an agenda available in a lawful time frame prior to the meeting. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information on KOMA and KORA, visit the Kansas Attorney General’s website.

Get Involved

The success of the library ultimately depends on the willingness of well-informed, engaged individuals to step into leadership roles to help advise or guide policy on library goals, operations, and resources.

To find out about opportunities to serve on the library board, contact City Clerk Deb Clem at 913-367-5506.