A Special Dependent District of the City of Cape Canaveral
The Library provides access to books, both printed and audio, magazines, newspapers, computers and other items at no cost to residents within the District. The Library also sponsors programs such as story time and painting. The District boundaries are synonymous with the City Limits as displayed on this map. The District is governed by Florida Statutes 189 and 286 and City Code Sections 46-1 through 46-33.
The Library was established by Ordinance No. 11-66. Ordinance No. 11-66 was amended by Ord No.14-86. The appointment of Board Members is governed by City Code Section 2-171. The Library Board consists of Seven (7) members, who are appointed by the Cape Canaveral City Council to serve 3 year terms of office with term limits of 2 consecutive terms on the same board, unless no other qualified applicants seek appointment. View the Code of Ethics for Board Members and Generally Applicable Ethics Provisions.
All Members of the Board are appointed by the Cape Canaveral City Council.
Address for All Members
P.O. Box 326
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Cape Canaveral Library Board Roster as of 10/2019:
|Board Member||Phone Number||Term|
|Therese Zyhowski, Chairperson||(321) 613-5463||10/18/16–10/1/22|
|Alden Moe, Vice Chairperson||(321) 613-5114||09/19/17–10/1/20|
|Tony Divito||(321) 255-8446||02/19/19–10/01/21|
|Mary Ernst||(321) 783-1579||09/19/17–10/1/20|
|Larry Holmes||(321) 613-3236||07/19/16–10/1/22|
|Garrett Lane||(321) 613-2848||02/19/19 –10/1/21|
District Contact Information
- The Primary Contact/Registered Agent for the District is Interim City Manager, Todd Morley; he can be contacted at (321) 868-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cultural & Community Services Director Molly Thomas serves as the administrator of the Interlocal Agreement between the City and the County to operate the Library; she can be contacted at (321) 868-1220 or email@example.com.
- Library Director is Lisa Olzewski, Head Librarian; she can be contacted at (321) 868-1101 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Board Liaison is Brenda Reilly; she can be contacted at (321) 868-1101 or email@example.com.
Because the City of Cape Canaveral is financially accountable for the activities of the Cape Canaveral Free Public Library, the City Council has final approval over activities. The District’s relationship to the City is significant, its financial activities are reported on a blended basis as if it were part of the primary government as a major special revenue fund. The Library’s Fiscal Year (FY) is October 1 to September 30 of the following year. The Financial information for the District is included in the City of Cape Canaveral's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Budget for FY 19–20 located in the Document Center. Revenues are obtained from Ad Valorem Taxes and Impact Fees.
Regular Meeting Schedule
The Cape Canaveral Library Board is scheduled to meet the second Thursday of every other month at 2:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the Cape Canaveral City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Polk Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: all interested parties may attend these Public Meetings. The facility is accessible to the physically handicapped. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in the proceedings should contact the Library at (321) 868-1101, 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Agendas, Minutes and other Agency Records may be accessed by visiting the City's Public Records page. Once you get to the Record Repository, please navigate to the list of folders on the left-hand side of the screen and look for the Library Board folder.
Records of the Cape Canaveral Free Public Library, aside from Financial Accountability and the Cape Canaveral Library Board, are maintained by Brevard County. Visit the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Public Records Request page for additional public records.
The Library Board Roster and the Library By-Laws are located in the Document Center under Cultural & Community Services.