The city of Newport has two vacancies on its library board. One vacancy is for a high school student member, and the other vacancy is for a culturally diverse member. These two memberships were recently added to the library board, increasing its membership to seven members. The board meets every other month on the second Wednesday, at 5:15 p.m., at the Newport Public Library.

The library board is charged with preparing policies on library operations and services. It also makes recommendations to the city council regarding the appointment of the library director, the library budget and library facilities.

Anyone interested in serving on this board should apply using the city’s committee application which is found on the city website at The completed form can be submitted electronically. Copies of the committee application form can also be obtained by contacting the city manager’s office at 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, or by calling 541-574-0613.

The application deadline is April 23. The library board will interview interested volunteers and forward recommendations to the mayor for formal appointment.

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