Library Board

The six members of the Library Board of Directors are elected by the voters in Birmingham.  Each term lasts four years.  The terms are staggered so that three positions are elected every two years in the November election.

Among other roles, Library Board members are responsible for controlling the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library, adopting an annual budget for the Library, appointing a library director and setting policies regarding the use of the Library. The Board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided and to adopt short-and long-range plans for the Library's future growth and development.

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Library Building

The Library Board and City Commission are working closely together to develop a plan for the Library building's future.  View up-to-date information on their work here.

Notice of Board Meetings

Date Time Location 
Finance Committee
Monday, April 14
Jeanne Lloyd Room
Full Board
Monday, April 21
Rotary Tribute and Donor Rooms

A full list of upcoming Library Board meetings can be found here.

Minutes and Video of previous meetings are available on the Archived Meetings page.

All meetings will be taped and broadcast on Birmingham Municipal Channel 15 (Comcast) or Channel 99 (AT&T).  View the current Bloomfield Community Television schedule here.  Bloomfield Community Television reserves the right to reschedule programs if necessary.

Front from left:
 Sheila Brice, Andrew Harris, James W. Suhay
Back from left: David Underdown, Frank Pisano, Bob Tera


Library Board Documents

 Document Title
Document/Event Date
Proposed March 17 Board Minutes
March 17, 2014
Proposed March 17 Trust Minutes
March 17, 2014
March 2014 Board Packet and Proposed 2014-15 Budget
March 17, 2014
Agenda for August 5, 2013 Special Board Meeting
August 5, 2013
Approved 2013-14 Library Budget
March 18, 2013
Summary of the Library Building Program
February 14, 2013
Long-Range Planning Session Presentation
January 12, 2013
Library Director's Presentation to the Bloomfield Hills City Commission
May 15, 2012
Budget Hearing Presentation to the City Commission for FY 2012-2013 April 21, 2012
Approved 2012-2013 Library Budget
March 19, 2012
Budget Hearing Presentation to the Library Board for FY 2012-2013
March 19, 2012

 Board Member Information



Term expires


David Underdown President 2015
Sheila Brice Vice President
Frank Pisano Secretary 2017
Andrew Harris Board Member
James W. Suhay Board Member 2015
Bob Tera Board Member 2015


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