Perry Public Library is organized and governed as an Association Library. It is administered by a Board of Trustees, elected by members of the Association. The purpose of the Association is to maintain and conduct a public library for the benefits of residents of Lake County, Ohio.
Perry Public Library has been an association library since 1953. Seventeen of the 257 libraries in Ohio are association libraries. As an association library differs from the four other types of libraries in the state which include: school district, county, county district and municipality libraries. In a majority of the public libraries in Ohio, trustees are appointed by the officials of a taxing authority.
Membership in the Perry Library Association means you choose Trustees who have the desire and ability to keep improving your library service.
The Association elects the Library Board annually. The Association meets annually on the fourth Tuesday of October. At the annual meeting, members elect three (3) Trustees to a 3-year term on the 9-member Board and receive an update from library staff.
Any adult resident of Perry Township, Perry Village and North Perry Village may be a voting member of the Association after paying a lifetime membership fee of $1. To become a member of the Association, inquire at the Circulation Desk, print the form below and return it to the Library with the $1.00 membership fee.