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Board of Trustees

Arwen Bicknell - President


Patty Jordan - Secretary

Marcia Berg - Treasurer

Mary Rund - Trustee

Laura Seitz - Trustee

Tiffany Sloan - Trustee


Upcoming meetings

Be it ordained that the regular meeting of the Moweaqua Public Library District Board of Trustees shall be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Moweaqua Public Library, 600 N. Putnam Street, Moweaqua, Illinois, on the following dates:

July 17, 2023

August 21, 2023

September 18, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 13, 2023


January 8, 2024

February 19, 2024

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

Board agenda

January 8, 2024


  1. Call to order

  2. Public comments

  3. Read and approve previous minutes and secretary’s report

  4. Review and approve financials and treasurer’s report

  5. Librarian report

    1. Storage unit

    2. New website

    3. GP digitization

  6. Policy review committee

    1. Reviewing ALL policies this year—will be listed under new business

    2. Compliance issues that need to happen in 2024

  7. President’s report

    1. Review of revised standards for Illinois public libraries

    2. Bonuses

    3. Salary reminder

    4. Safety deposit box info

  8. Upcoming business

    1. Decennial

  9. New business 

    1. Holiday closures

    2. OMA training

  10. Adjourn 

Next board meeting: February 19 (concurrent with Decennial Committee meeting)

Board minutes

November 13, 2023

ATTENDANCE: Arwen Bicknell, Marcia Berg, Patty Jordan, Laura Seitz, Mary Rund, and Fran Lower (librarian).


Meeting called to order by Arwen.


There were no public comments.


Minutes from the October meeting were read for any additions or corrections.  A motion was made by Laura with a second for approval by Mary.


Financial reports were reviewed which included a fourth distribution from Christian county.  Explanations were provided for large purchase from Lily signs, $345 attorney fee for meeting attendance, and TAP copier lease maintenance agreement.  A motion was made by Patty with a second for approval by Mary.


The librarian's report included the following:

  • Discussion of upcoming library closings over the holidays.

  • Library audit still pending response from Little Accounting.

  • No action taken yet for checking archives of Golden Prairie Newspaper.

  • $250 expense for Aspen Discovery enhanced searching inventory.

  • $2,000 cost for Streamline Web page builder.

  • Report of Boy Scout, Riley Brinkley, power washing the building and cleaning windows for badge requirement.

  • Upcoming FoL event: November 30 charcuterie/Christmas dessert tray class.


There was nothing for discussion by the policy review committee.


The president's report included attendance of approximately 70 for the Halloween Haunted House and 20 attended the low key Halloween event despite bad weather.



Individual trustees provided summaries of chapters assigned from Illinois Public Library Standards for review in preparation for upcoming Per Capita Grant application.


Arwen and Marcia will complete signature cards to replace original trustees signatures by Dianne Wright and Priscilla Duez on the Ayars mortgage and money market account.



Policy and bylaw reviews will be done by Mary and Arwen then full board during 2024.


Requirements for the Decennial will also be completed by Fran, Arwen, trustees and patrons during 2024 to submit to the county by June.


Trustees were reminded of need to search next year for replacement of landscaper, John Heck, who moved from the area.


Results of the October closed session for librarian performance and salary review were revealed.


A motion for adjournment was made by Laura with a second for approval by Marcia.

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