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.

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
Roberta Koscielski, FOIA officer
Email Roberta Koscielski

Meeting Notices

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

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lower Level 2 Conference Room of Main Library,  107 NE Monroe, Peoria, Illinois 61602

309-497-2135

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask while you are in the Lower Level 2 Conference Room during this Board meeting.  Thank you.

THE PEORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES will hold a BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING with possible Executive Session on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.  

In the Second Floor Community Room of Main Library
107 NE Monroe
Peoria, Illinois 61602
309-497-2186

 PLEASE NOTE:  If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask while you are in the Second Floor Community Room during this committee meeting.  Thank you.

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Community Relations Committee Meeting with possible Executive Session

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 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 possible Executive Session

Monday, December 28, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Via Zoom:
Roberta Koscielski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Executive Committee Meeting
Time: Dec 28, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required to be worn over mouth and nose inside all Peoria Public Library locations. Thank you. 

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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Via Zoom:
Roberta Koscielski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Nominating Committee
Time: May 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

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Topic: Personnel/Negotiations Committee

Time: Mar 31, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

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

Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Via Zoom:
Roberta Koscielski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Special Board Meeting
Time: Dec 21, 2020 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees have been invited and may attend a StoryWalk® Unveiling

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
At Peoria Public Library North Branch
3001 West Grand Parkway
Peoria, Illinois 61615

309-497-2135

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

The Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees will hold their Strategic Planning Committee Meeting on

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Via Zoom:
Roberta Koscielski is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
Time: May 26, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Agendas

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Building Committee Agenda

August 16, 2021 (5:30 p.m., Main Library Second Floor Community Room)

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes of the Meeting of March, 30, 2021

IV. Presentation by Audience

V. Order of Business

  1. McClure Branch Lift
  2. Main Library Press

VI. Executive Session

VII. Other Business

VIII. Topics to Guide Future Agendas

IX.  Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Executive Committee Agenda
December 28, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. Discussion regarding Library’s COVID response

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
May 11, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business
A. Recommend slate of Board officers for 2021/2022

IV. Executive Session

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Finance Committee Agenda
Oct. 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Main Library, Lower Level 2 Conference Room

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. Discussion of 2022 Operating Budget

IV. Executive Session

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Personnel / Negotiations Committee Agenda
December 10, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. Approval of minutes of the meeting of November 17, 2020

B. Hearing for Step 3 Grievance 20-L-03

C. Update regarding other grievances

D. Update regarding contract negotiations

IV. Executive Session

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Community Relations Committee Agenda
July 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. | Main Library 2nd Floor Community Room 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Order of Business

  1. Approval of June 1, 2021 Minutes
  2. Nominations for Lincoln Branch Hall of Fame due July 31
  3. Little Free Libraries
  4. Memorial Bench at McClure Branch

Community Partnerships Updates

    1. RAILS Continuing Education Grant – Randall
    2. COVID Program on June 30 at North Branch – Alyce
    3. OSF Career Fair on July 13 at Main Library — Jenni
    4. OLLI Study Group and Class in Fall 2021 – Roberta
    5. Media Literacy Plan in collaboration with Peoria Public Schools – Randall
    6. Richard Rothstein “The Color of Water” virtual presentation on Oct. 13 – Alyce
    7. Music in the McKenzie music program at North Branch on Aug. 17 & 22 – Alyce

Other Business

Next meeting: August 3, 2021

Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Special Board Meeting Agenda
December 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Order of Business

A. Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME

IV. Executive Session

A. For the purpose of discussing personnel matters related to collective bargaining (5ILCS 120/2(c)(2))

V. Other Business

VI. Adjournment

Peoria Public Library | Board of Trustees | Strategic Planning Committee Agenda
May 26, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Via Zoom

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III.Order of Business

  1. Approval of minutes of the November 24, 2020 meeting
  2. Review draft strategic plan

IV. Other Business

V. Adjournment

Minutes

2019 November 19 | Regular Meeting
2019 October 15 | Regular Meeting
2019 September 17 | Regular Meeting
2019 August 20 | Regular Meeting
2019 July 16 | Regular Meeting
2019 June 18 | Regular Meeting
2019 May 28 | Regular Meeting
2019 May 21 | Regular Meeting
2019 March 19 | Regular Meeting
2019 April 16 | Regular Meeting
2019 February 19 | 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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