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Advisory Board

Meetings every second Tuesday at 3:30 pm

The Tulare County Library Advisory Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm at various branch locations. The public is welcome to attend with meetings lasting about an hour.

What is the Advisory Board?


The Advisory Board represents the community by working with the County Librarian to maintain and improve library services in Tulare County. The ten members are chosen by the Board of Supervisors from the community with one representative from each Supervisorial District, plus five others at-large.

The purpose of the Library Advisory Board is to act as a community advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian regarding all phases of library services and operations of the Tulare County Free Library. This includes:


Library policies and operations, including hours;

Federal, State, and/or Local legislation pertaining to library funding and support;

Public input about the Library;

Financial requirements of the Library, including the annual budget; and

Other matters of concern to the Board of Supervisors regarding the Library.


-Article I Section 3 “Purpose.” Tulare County Library Advisory Board By-Laws, February 1, 2022

Current Advisory Board Members

  • District 1 – Member       Teresa Saucedo

  • District 2 – Member       Amy King

  • District 3 – Member       Elaine Gilden

  • District 4 – Member       Linda Duran

  • District 5 – Member       Juan Figueroa Jr.

  • At-Large Member          VACANT

  • At-Large Member          Nora Allstedt

  • At-Large Member          VACANT

  • At-Large Member          Leonor Serna

  • At-Large Member          Allison Mackey

Volunteering and Suggestions

Are you someone who:


  • Enjoys volunteering to help your community?

  • Is interested in improving and supporting Library services?

  • Visits and uses the Library regularly?

  • Keeps informed about the community and Library services?

The Library welcomes those interested in volunteering for the board to complete an application and submit to the Library Administration or the County Clerk’s Office.

Click below for the application:


​​Come attend an Advisory Board meeting or call (559) 713-2720 for more information.

Suggestions for improving library service can be presented at a meeting, emailed to, or mailed to the Advisory Board at the following address:

Tulare County Library Advisory Board

200 West Oak Avenue

Visalia, CA 93291

You should also consider joining our Friends of the Library or checking out our Volunteer Opportunities page for more ways to better your local library!

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