About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Avon Lake Public Library is to connect the community to the world of knowledge, information, entertainment, and experience through life-long learning.

Our Values

Avon Lake Public Library values:

  • A library open to all where people come first.
  • The individual pursuit of learning and equal access to the human record through reading, listening, and viewing.
  • Space, for the discussion of ideas and peaceful assembly.
  • A committed, professional, friendly, and approachable staff.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of fiscal stewardship.
  • Smart and efficient sustainability.

Library Policies

2016-2019 Strategic Plan 


William Rutger

Fiscal Officer
Lorie Scheer

Assistant Director
Gerry Vogel

Communications Manager
Shea Alltmont

DiscoveryWorks Manager
Linda Janesz

Technology Services Manager
Nicholas Kelley

Circulation Services Manager
Dianne Russell

Children's Services Manager
Sybil Wendling

Board of Trustees

Rebecca Schaltenbrand

Vice President
Cheryl Arnold

Steve Parsons

Holly Moore Kowalski

Betsey Bell

Jenefer Machovina

Deborah Yue

2019 Board Meetings Minutes

2019 Organizational Meeting


2018 Board Meetings Minutes

2018 Organizational Meeting


The Board of Library Trustees meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Lakeshore Room.
Board meetings are open to the public.