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The Tolono Public Library District is looking for individuals interested in running for a seat on the Library Board of Trustees. The Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Library will have three trustee positions open.

The term length for two of the positions is for four years, and one position is for two years. Library Board of Trustees discuss library business and adopt policies governing library operations and services at monthly meetings. The Board is also responsible for approving the budget, monitoring expenditures, and long-range planning. Individuals who reside within the Tolono Public Library District who are at least 18 years of age and are U.S. citizens are encouraged to consider running for the position of trustee.

The first date to start circulating petitions is September 20th, 2022. Submit completed petitions to the Library Director the week of December 12th, 2022. The deadline for petitions to be filed is December 19th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Please call the Library to speak with Janet Cler if you are interested in this opportunity.


The Tolono Public Library District serves the communities of Sadorus, Savoy, and Tolono. The 7,500 sq. ft. library was built in 1997. The new library building was made possible by the bequests of Margaret Roy and Mary Quinn along with a “Live and Learn” construction grant. Regular board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) except in December.

Tolono Public Library Board of Trustees:

President, Meghan Peach – Expires 6/23
Vice President, Maggie Kelly – Expires 6/25
Treasurer, Mary Thweatt – Expires 6/23
Secretary, Nola Compton – Expires 6/25
Amy Jahnel – Expires 6/25
Mary Kuetemeyer – Expires 6/23
Elizabeth Vavrik – Expires 6/25

How to contact the Tolono Public Library District Board of Trustees:
Email:
Library Board

Mail:
Tolono Public Library District
Attn: Board of Trustees
111 E. Main Street P.O. Box 759
Tolono, IL 61880

Correspondence sent to the Library Board of Trustees will be reviewed at the monthly board meeting. In the meantime, if there is anything that the library staff may be able to assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact the Library at jcler@tolonolibrary.org or (217) 485-5558.

Tolono Public Library District – Illinois Freedom of Information Act 2022-2023

Updated prevailing wage rates are now available. To view the rates, visit https://www.illinois.gov/idol/Laws-Rules/CONMED/Pages/prevailing-wage-rates.aspx. These rates are effective for work performed on public works projects on or after Monday, June 5, 2017.

According to the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/0.01-12), contractors and subcontractors are required to pay laborers, workers, and mechanics employed on public works projects no less than the general prevailing rate of wages (consisting of hourly cash wages plus fringe benefits) for work ​of similar character in the locality where the work is performed.