Library Board

The City of Tavares Library Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Conference room at the Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Avenue, Tavares 32778.

The City of Tavares Public Library Advisory Board was created to govern, regulate and encourage organized activities of the library system operated by the City.  The Library Board consists of 7 members with 2 year terms.  5 members must be residents of the City of Tavares and 2 members can be non-residents.  Board positions are appointed by the Mayor.

Library Board Members

Charles Fox - President 
(Term: 2018-2020)
Martha Wilkins - Vice President 
(Term: 2019-2021)
Mary Ellen Drees 
(Term: 2018-2020)
Linda Clutts 
(Term: 2019-2021)
June Sheppard 
(Term 2018-2020
Duane Dement 
(Term: 2019-2021)
Lurlene Lawton (Term: 2018-2020)

City Staff Liaison:  Carrie Petroski, Interim Library Director, 352.742.6090 or Email

For a copy of the Library Board Agenda's and Minutes please contact the City Staff Liaison.

Library Board Application

Please contact the City Clerk

at 352.742.6209 or by



questions regarding serving on a City of Tavares board or committee.  

Applications should be submitted to the City Clerk.




The City of Tavares is presently accepting applications for the following Board(s):

Planning and Zoning Board

Library Board

Board and Committee appointments are made by the Mayor of the City of Tavares. The Planning and Zoning Board terms of appointment are for three years (2020-2023), and the Library Board terms of appointment are for two years (2020-2022). Applications may be obtained by calling 352.742.6209 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday, by emailing the City Clerk at or by downloading the application from the city’s web site at

 Applications should be submitted by Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon to the City Clerk at the City of Tavares, 201 E Main Street, Tavares, Florida 32778.  For additional information please contact Susie Novack, City Clerk, at 352.742.6209 or