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Library Advisory Board

Hickory Public Library is a department of the City of Hickory, governed by Hickory City Council. Hickory Public Library has two library facilities, Patrick Beaver Memorial Library and Ridgeview Branch Library. The Library Advisory Board is appointed by City Council to serve as the citizen's voice with Library Administration and City Council.

The Library Advisory Board meets on a bimonthly basis. Locations alternate between Patrick Beaver Memorial Library and Ridgeview Branch Library. Meetings are held on the second Thursdays of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 4 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

Library Endowment Information

Patrick Beaver Memorial

Ridgeview Library



Term Expires

Lanie Wood (Chair)

Ward 1

6/30/25 (1st term)

Julie Voss

Ward 2

6/30/24 (1st term)


Ward 3


Allison Little

Ward 4

6/30/23  (1st term)

Dianne Straley

Ward 5

6/30/23 (2nd term)

Charlie Hayes

Ward 6

6/30/24 (1st term)

Jennie Dulin

At Large

6/30/24 (1st term)

Michael McLamb

At Large

6/30/23 (1st term)

Rick Martin

At Large

6/30/23 (2nd term)

Sarah Starr

Youth Council


Ex Officio



Becky Smith and Donna Walton

Co-Presidents, Friends of Hickory Public Library

Ex officio members

Cozette Sinclair

President, Friends of Ridgeview Library

Ex officio member

Sarah Greene - Staff Liaison
Director - Hickory Public Library
(828) 304-0500