Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Filing Information for Library Trustee Candidates

Two trustees will be elected to serve six-year terms at the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election. The Library Board of Trustees develops long-range plans and annual budgets, establishes and supports policies, and advocates for funding to meet the community’s needs. Candidate packets are available at the Greeter Stand inside our Stafford Place entrance during Grab & Go hours. Library Trustee candidates may file their nominating petitions at the Library on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, December 14 from 10 am-4 pm
  • Tuesday, December 15 from 1 pm-7 pm
  • Wednesday, December 16 from 10 am-4 pm
  • Thursday, December 17 from 1 pm-7 pm
  • Friday, December 18 from 10 am-4 pm
  • Monday, December 21 from 10 am-5 pm

For more information, contact Library Director Sandy Whitmer at 630/393-1171 x118 or director@warrenville.com. Prospective candidates can also refer to the 2021 Candidate’s Guide. The League of Women Voters of Wheaton has created a video called “Run for Local Office” that includes helpful information. Learn from other library trustees about their experience running for election and serving on a library board in “Running for Library Board of Trustees,” a video presented by the Aurora Area League of Women Voters and the Aurora Public Library.

Special Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board of Trustees will have a Special Meeting at 5:30 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Public Hearing and Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7 pm. The meeting will begin with a public hearing for the tax levy ordinance. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Public Hearing and Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7 pm. The meeting will begin with a public hearing for the budget and appropriation ordinance. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library’s Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and packet will be available online at least 48 hours prior to meeting. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Library Board of Trustees Meeting (online) with Library LogoThe Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. The agenda and information packet are available online. Special instructions for those who wish to submit public comment or attend, view or listen to the meeting are included on the agenda. The meeting will be broadcast live on Zoom and will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube page.

Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

The Library Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7 pm. The agenda and information packet are available online. This meeting will be held at the Library. Those who wish to attend should use the Library’s Stafford Place entrance to gain access to the meeting. All who attend the meeting must wear a face covering. Because of social distancing, public seating will be limited. Members of the public may be asked to view the meeting from an alternate location in the library. The meeting will also be broadcast live on Zoom. The public is invited to listen to the meeting by calling 312/626-6799 or using the Zoom app to connect to the meeting. The Zoom Meeting ID is 836 1694 6912. The direct Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83616946912. The meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube page. Instructions for submitting public comment are included on the agenda.

 

Say Hello to a Fine Free Warrenville Library

On July 1, 2020, say goodbye to Extended Use Fees. Say hello to a Fine Free Warrenville Public Library. The Library will stop charging extended use fees for overdue items. We will clear all prior extended use fees from borrower accounts.

Fine free does not mean no responsibility. Our collection belongs to the entire community. We expect our members to respect this shared community resource by returning materials in a timely manner.

Why fine free?
Becoming a fine free library was identified as a strategic objective in 2019. Here are a few reasons why we are saying goodbye to fines:

  • Library fines can create barriers to library use, preventing access to our resources for individuals who need them most.
  • Studies have shown overdue fines have little impact on when library materials are returned.
  • Increased use of eBooks and other electronic resources means fines are no longer a sustainable source of library income.

Are there still due dates?
Yes. Items will still have due dates and you can renew items up to 2 times unless the item is requested by another member. To confirm due dates,

  • Log in to My Account,
  • Check the due date receipt you received at checkout or
  • Call the Member Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x100.

Are all fees going away?
No. You will still be charged for lost, damaged or incomplete items.

What incentive do members have to return their materials?
Borrowing and other library privileges will be suspended when an item is 14 days overdue. Privileges will be reinstated when the item is returned, renewed or paid for as lost.

What will happen if my items are overdue?
Although you will not be charged extended use fees, if your items are 21 days overdue your library card privileges will be suspended. Once the items are returned, renewed or paid for as lost your privileges will be reinstated. (Note: Temporarily extended from 14 to 21 days on 9/9/2020 due to quarantine for returned materials.)

Are there any other policy changes I should know about?
Yes. A few additional policy changes go into effect July 1:

  • DVDs will have a loan period of 2 weeks.
  • Current issues of magazines can be checked out.
  • Requested items will be held for 7 days.
  • WPLD items will be limited to 2 renewals.

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