Candidates for the Library Advisory Board

Member Appointment

The Library Advisory Board members are appointed by the Township Board of Trustees. Each serves a term of 3 years, limited to 2 consecutive terms. Board members are not paid to serve. A member of the Township Board serves as liaison to the Library Board. The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (2019) at 6:00p.m. in the Library's Conference Room, January through October. Beginning in 2020 the Board will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month.


The goal of the Library Advisory Board is to provide the best possible library service to the citizens of the community. The board does this through review with the Library Director of current library operations and proposed service development as well as through advocacy support with state and federal legislators. The advisory board may also make policy recommendations to the township Board of Trustees.

The Waterford Township Public Library has a service population of approximately 73,441. The Library, located in the Waterford Civic Center, provides 59 service hours weekly. There are also 8 mini-branch collections managed by the Library’s Outreach Services staff in the senior housing complexes in the community.

Waterford Library Service

Library service in Waterford includes traditional print collections of fiction and non-fiction titles, materials in large print, audio-visual formats that include audio books and feature films on DVD in traditional as well as downloadable formats, and computers for public use. These computers provide access to the Internet, database searching, word processing applications and educational software for children. The library has a staff of full-time master-prepared librarians providing reference and reader’s advisory service and support staff who excel at customer service. The library maintains a website offering remote access to our online catalog of holdings, informational databases that include full-text of magazine articles, downloadable files for electronic readers/players, and the menu of programs offered at the Library which include story times for children ages 0-5. The library also has a social media presence via Facebook and Instagram.

Resident Appointments

Waterford residents interested in being considered for appointment should email a resume and letter of interest in serving on the Library Advisory Board to Joan Rogers, Library Director. For more details call 248-618-7691 during business hours or send an email