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Library Board

As a library district, our 7-member board of trustees governs the library. Board members are elected at large from residents within the library district for 6-year terms. Trustee elections are held in odd-numbered years. Board members are not compensated for their service to the District. Trustees derive their authority and responsibilities from state law, 75 ILCS 16/ Public Library District Act of 1991.

Our current board is

  • Michael Watts (President)
  • Douglas Olivero (Vice-President)
  • Jean Carter (Secretary)
  • Linda Hiltabrand (Treasurer)
  • Mary Lindenmeyer
  • Larry Sittler
  • Bo Windy

The library board may be contacted at board@perulibrary.org

Meeting Dates for Fiscal Year 2020-21

Meeting Dates for Fiscal Year 2021-22

  • July 9
  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 1
  • December – no scheduled meeting
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18 – changed to 3rd week
  • December – no scheduled meeting
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9

Board Bylaws 2017

The library board meets 11 times each year, monthly except for December. Their meetings are on the second Thursday of the month, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Board meetings are held at the library and are open to the public.

The board’s agendas and minutes are posted at the following links. Printed copies of the board packet are available upon request.