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Library Staff

Alyce Jackson
Manager of Programs
Email: alycejackson@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2143

Rufus Nelson
Manager of Facilities
Email: rufusnelson@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us 
Phone: 309-497-2181

Robin Helenthal
Manager of Collection Development
Email: robinhelenthal@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2149

Cossandra Stokes
Manager of Circulation
Email: cossandrastokes@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2165

Jennifer Sevier
Manager of Reference Services
Email: jennifersevier@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2160

Jennifer Davis
Manager of Public Relations
Email: jenniferdavis@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2141

Jennifer Jacobsen-Wood
Manager of Technical Services
Email: jenniferjacobsen-wood@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2185

Elise Hearn
Manager of Lakeview Branch
Email: elisehearn@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2204

Cynthia Smith
Manager of Lincoln Branch
Email: cynthiasmith@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2601

Jamie Jones
Manager of North Branch
Email: jamiejones@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2110

Teri Miller
Manager of Outreach Services
Email: terimiller@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2069

Sarah Couri
Manager of McClure Branch
Email: sarahcouri@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2701

Library Administration

Randall Yelverton
Executive Director
Email: randallyelverton@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
Phone: 309-497-2140

Veronica De Fazio
Deputy Director and Secretary to the Board
Email: veronicadefazio@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us 
Phone: 309-497-2186

Library Board of Trustees

Stephen M. Buck

President
President serves as an Ex-Officio member on all committees
Vice-chair of Finance
Appointed: July 2012
Term Expires: June 2024
Contact by Email

Cathie Neumiller

Vice President
Committees: Community Relations
Appointed: January 2021
Term Expires: June 2023
Contact by Email

Melissa Sanchez

Secretary
Committees: Vice-chair of Building Committee; Nominating/Appeals; Personnel/Negotiations
Appointed: August 2021
Term Expires: June 2023
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Margaret E. Cousin 

Trustee and President of Friends of Peoria Public Library 
Committees: Chair of Building; Vice-chair of Community Relations; Nominating/Appeals; Personnel/Negotiation; Strategic Planning
Appointed: July 2010
Term Expires: June 2025
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Lucy D. Gulley

Trustee
Commitees: Vice Chair of Nominating/Appeals; Building; Strategic Planning
Appointed: July 2011
Term Expires: June 2023
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Barbara Van Auken

Trustee
Committees: Chair of Community Relations; Chair of Personnel/Negotiations
Appointed: July 2013
Term Expires: June 2025
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Roberta Parks

Trustee
Committees: Chair of Strategic Planning; Community Relations
Appointed: July 2021
Term Expires: June 2024
Contact by Email 

Ruth C. Bittner

Trustee
Committees: Chair of Finance; Personnel/Negotiations
Appointed: December 2021
Term Expires: June 2025
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Courtney Lee

Trustee
Committees: TBD
Appointed: October 2022
Term Expires: June 2024
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Library Locations

Main Library

107 N.E. Monroe
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309-497-2000

Web: www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

Mon–Sat: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

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