The Library Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month (except December) in the Lower Level 2 Conference Room at Main Library, 107 NE Monroe, unless otherwise specified on the agenda. All meetings are open to the public.

For a full list of Board of Trustee meetings for the calendar year, click here.

Questions? Ask us. That’s what we’re here for.
Email Questions@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us or
Call our Administrative Office at (309) 497-2135.

If you would like to initiate a formal Freedom of Information (FOIA) request about the library, email your request and we will respond promptly.

Contact:
Randall Yelverton, FOIA officer
Email Randall Yelverton

Meeting Notices

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting with possible Executive Session on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lower Level 2 Conference Room at Main Library, 107 NE Monroe, Peoria IL.

For more information, call 309-497-2135.

THE PEORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES will hold a BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING with possible Executive Session on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.  

In the McKenzie Room of North Branch
3001 W. Grand Pkwy.
Peoria, Illinois 61615
309-497-2186

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a Community Relations Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Community Room at Main Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602

Call (309) 497-2135 for more information.

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a Digitization Sub-Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.

2nd Floor Community Room at Main Library
107 NE Monroe
Peoria, Illinois 61602

309-497-2000

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Executive Committee Meeting with an Executive Session

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Order of Business
    1. Discuss Executive Director’s Annual Evaluation
  4. Executive Session
    1. For the purpose of discussing personnel matters (5ILCS 120/2(c)(1))
  5. Other Business
  6. Adjournment

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees has scheduled a Finance Committee Meeting with possible Executive Session

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Second Floor Community Room of Main Library, 107 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Nominating/Appeals Committee Meeting with possible Executive Session

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in lower level 2 conference room, Main Library. 

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Personnel/Negotiations Committee Meeting with possible Executive Session

Monday, April 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Lincoln Room

Lincoln Branch
1312 W. Lincoln
Peoria, Illinois 61605
309-497-2135

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Special Board Meeting with possible Executive Session

Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. 

In the Lower Level 2 Conference Room of Main Library, 107 NE Monroe.

THE PEORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
have been invited and may attend the

Honorary Street Naming to Honor Aurthur Mae Perkins
Thursday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m.
At Peoria Public Library Main Library Parking Lot

107 NE Monroe
Peoria, Illinois 61602
309-497-2135

NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN BY THE LIBRARY BOARD AT THIS EVENT.

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a Strategic Planning Committee Meeting with possible Executive Session on

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in Second Floor Community Room at Main Library.

For more information, call (309) 497-2135.

Agendas

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

May 21, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

April 24, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Seminar Room, North Branch

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

March 19, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

February 20, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

January 30, 2024 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

November 28, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda

October 17, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Lakeview Room, Lakeview Branch

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
September 19, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
August 15, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Program Room at McClure Branch

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
July 18. 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
June 20. 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
May 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
April 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
March 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
January 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda
February 21, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Lower Level 2 Conference Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda March 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda April 20. 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Meeting Agenda May 18. 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

No meeting in June 

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Rescheduled Regular Meeting Agenda July 27, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda August 17, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda September 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda October 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda November 23, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room 

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda January 18, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda February 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda March 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Regular Board Meeting Agenda April 19, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda  May 17, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room 

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda  June 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room 

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda July 19, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda August 16, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room 

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda September 20, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda October 25, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library  | Board of Trustees  | Regular Board Meeting Agenda November 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conf. Room

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Building Committee Agenda

May 10, 2022 (5:30 p.m., McKenzie Room, North Branch, 3001 W. Grand Pkwy.) 

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of February 8, 2022

IV. Presentation by Audience

V. Order of Business

  1. McClure Branch Lift Update
  2. Tour of North Branch

VI. Executive Session

VII. Other Business

VIII. Topics to Guide Future Agendas

IX.  Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Executive Committee Agenda
July 18, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. Discuss Executive Director’s Annual Evaluation

IV. Executive Session

A. For the purpose of discussing personnel matters (5ILCS 120/2(c)(1))

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Nominating Committee Agenda
June 20, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in lower level 2 conference room, Main Library

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business
A. Recommend slate of Board officers for 2023-2024

IV. Executive Session

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Finance Committee Agenda
Nov. 7, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Second Floor Community Room

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A.  Discussion of 2024 Draft Budget

IV. Executive Session

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Personnel / Negotiations Committee Agenda
April 24, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room of Lincoln Branch, 1312 W. Lincoln. 

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. Approval of minutes of the meeting of  July 28, 2022

B. Discussion of Step 3 Grievance 23-L-01

IV. Executive Session

A. For the purpose of discussing personnel matters (5ILCS 120/2 (c)(1))

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Community Relations Committee Agenda
Aug. 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. | Main Library 2nd Floor Community Room 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Order of Business

  1. Approval of June 7, 2022 Minutes

Community Partnerships Updates

    1. Lincoln Branch Library Hall of Fame – Barbara Van Auken
    2. Peoria Reads! Good Neighbor Day Grant – Jenni Davis
    3. Peoria Journal Star Archive – Veronica De Fazio
    4. Summer Reading Program Wrap Up — Alyce Jackson
    5. Portraits of Peoria — Library Staff
    6. CityLink Partnership — Jenni Davis
    7. July Outreach events – Alyce Jackson
      1. Peoria Pridefest
      2. QuadCon Toy and Comic Show
      3. Heart of Illinois Fair

Upcoming Outreach events — Alyce Jackson

    1.  Charter Oak School (Back-to-School events)
    2. Ignite Peoria

Other Business

Next meeting: September 6, 2022

Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Special Board Meeting Agenda
June 2, 2022 at 5 p.m., Main Library, 107 NE Monroe, Lower Level Conference Room

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. #2022-56: Recommendation from the Administration to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Peoria County Election Commission.

IV. Executive Session

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Strategic Planning Committee Agenda
May 28, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in Main Library Second Floor Community Room

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of July 6, 2023
  2. Staff Survey
    1. Goals and progress
    2. Revising the Library’s job descriptions
  3. New Strategic Plan
    1. Hiring a consultant

IV. Other Business

V. Adjournment

Minutes

2024 Jan. 30 | Regular Meeting 

2024 Feb. 20 | Regular Meeting 

2024 Mar. 19 | Regular Meeting

2024 April 24 | Regular Meeting 

2023 Jan. 17 | Regular Meeting

2023 Feb. 21 | Regular Meeting 

2023 March 21 | Regular Meeting

2023 April 18 | Regular Meeting 

2023 May 16 | Regular Meeting 

2023 June 20 | Regular Meeting 

2023 July 18 | Regular Meeting 

2023 Aug. 15 | Regular Meeting 

2023 Sept. 19 | Regular Meeting

2023 Oct. 17 | Regular Meeting 

2023 Nov. 28 | Regular Meeting 

2022 Jan. 18 | Annual Meeting 

2022 Feb. 15 | Regular Meeting 

2022 Mar. 15 | Regular Meeting 

2022 Apr. 19 | Regular Meeting 

2022 May 17 | Regular Meeting 

2022 June 21 | Regular Meeting 

2022 July 19  | Regular Meeting 

2022 Aug. 16 | Regular Meeting

2022 Sept. 20 | Regular Meeting

2022 Oct. 25 | Regular Meeting

2022 Nov. 15 | Regular Meeting

2019 October 29  | Building Committee
2019 October 1 | Community Relations Committee
2019 August 13 | Personnel Negotiations Committee
2019 July 9 | Building Committee
2019 August 6 | Community Relations Committee
2019 July 25 | Personnel Negotiations Committee
2019 July 2 | Community Relations Committee
2018 November 27 | Personnel Negotiations Committee
2019 June 11 | Building Committee
2019 May 28 | Nominating Committee
2019 May 14 | Building Committee
2018 November 13 | Building Committee
2019 March 26 | Finance Committee
2019 March 5 | Community Relations
2018 November 19 | Finance Committee
2019 February 5 | Community Relations

** Audited financial reports for Peoria Public Library are included in the City of Peoria’s audits at peoriagov.org.

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