Public Library Board

The Augusta Public Library Board develops policies that govern operations and personnel. Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council for a term of four years. Refer to Municipal Code Chapter 1, Article 8 for more information on Board appointments.

The Board:

  • maintains fiscal accountability,
  • secures operating funds to carry out the library’s mission,
  • prepares the annual budget, and
  • hires and evaluates the Library Director who manages the day-to-day operations of the library.
Board Members Term Expires
Ms. Tonie Apel April 2025
Mr. Ben Parrish  April 2025 
Ms. Paige Cocke  April 2027
Mr. Robin Crawford April 2027
Ms. Christy Watkins  April 2026
Mr. Mike Cannady, Board President April 2028
Ms. Kara Winter April 2028


Meetings4:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month
Augusta Public Library, Vancil Study
1609 State St.
Augusta, KS 67010