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Contact phone:  218-838-0886

416 S 5th St  Brainerd, MN 56401

The Brainerd Minnesota Friends Board Members

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library President: Sheila DeChantal

 

Sheila is a lifelong book lover, and received the "bookworm Award" in 3rd grade.  (She is still proud of this award). In her free time she enjoys biking, running, and rollerblading, hanging out with family and friends, as well as reading books and listening to audio.  Sheila writes book reviews and womens interest articles for  Her Voice magazine, as well as enjoys writing bookish topics for her website Book Journey. She volunteers through her church, community, and is a Board Member for Camp Benedict - a camp for those infected and affected by AIDS, as well as a City Board Member for The Brainerd Library .  She has 18 years of Management and Promotional Event experience.   She brings to the board a high energy, a "why not?" attitude, special events background, and Leadership skills.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2018

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Vice President: Dawn Stattine

 

Dawn has a BA in Organizational Behavior from the College of St. Schostica.  She was the President Of Friends of The Brainerd Library for many years.  In her current role, Dawn is in charge of the Summer Brown Bag Author EventsShe is also the Director Of Grass Roots Concerts in Nisswa Minnesota.  She enjoys bike riding and other outdoor activities.  She brings to the board experience with grant writing, event planning, fundraising, and volunteer management.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2019

 

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Treasurer: Sherri DeLaHunt

 

Sherri is a retired Special Education Teacher and has been a member of the Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library since the 1970s.  She has during this time served in many positions including President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Sherri loves to read, travel, attend arts and sports events, support the arts, bake/cook, garden and taking photos.  She is very active in her teacher's sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, The Brainerd Public Schools Foundation, and with her close extended family.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2019

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Board Member: Sue Beck

 

Sue is a retired Director Of Community Services for Crow Wing County, which includes Social Services, Public Health, and Veteran's Services.  She worked in the social services field for 34 years.  She is a volunteer with a number of community organizations including the Soup Kitchen, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Essentia Health and her church.  She is an avid reader and a member of two book clubs.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2019

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Secretary: Lily Atwel

 

Lily lives in Brainerd and has recently retired from (MN) State Services for the blind where she was employed for twenty years.  She earned an MS Degree at MN State University and was employed there for ten years before moving to Brainerd.  Besides her interest in the Library and reading, Lily enjoys art and is presently involved in two local art clubs, and related activities.  She enjoys designing and creating greeting cards, art projects, and participating in Quilts For Kids.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2020

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Board Member: Rita Hamann

 

Rita is retired after 36 years at Brainerd Regional Human Services Center (BRHSC).  She serves as Book Sale Co-Chair for the Friends.  She enjoys gardening, sewing, and camping in their travel trailer at State Parks.  Of course, Rita is also a big fan of books, especially mysteries.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2021

 

 

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Board Member: Doreen Eiesland

 

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2020

 

Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Board Member: Judy Rardin

 

Judy started as a volunteer with the Friends of the Library book sales, following her recent retirement, now serving as Book Sale Co-Chair.  As a non-traditional college student, she graduated from the Minnesota University system with a B.S. degree while working full time and raising a family, Judy worked 42+ years for the State of MN Human Services Division.  Her favorite genres include mystery/suspense, pioneer and WWII biographies. Family, travel, photography, home gardening, and landscaping are favorite activities.

 

2nd 3 Year Term starting February 2020

 

Board Member Opening

 

 

1st 3 Year Term started February 2018 *New board member will complete this term

 

The Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library consists of 9 members, including the officers.  Vacancies on the board will be filled through appointment by the President Of The Board, subject to the Approval by a majority of the Board Of Directors.