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Board of Trustees

Arwen Bicknell - President
(FOIA officer)


Patty Jordan - Secretary

Marcia Berg - Treasurer

Mary Rund - Trustee

Laura Seitz - Trustee

Tiffany Sloan - Trustee


Meredith Jackson - Trustee



The Moweaqua Public Library District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Trustees are elected by local ballot.


The library, at 600 N. Putnam Street, has an operating budget of approximately $100,000 and is staffed by one librarian and two part-time employees.


The Board is responsible for establishing policy, authorizing services, establishing the budget, hiring the librarian, and authorizing the collection of the designated millage. Board members do not receive compensation for their services.


The MPLD Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.


Agendas are posted on the Fridays prior to the meetings. Minutes are posted after board approval.

2024–2025 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:

March 18, 2024

April 15, 2024

May 20, 2024

June 17, 2024

July 15, 2024

August 19, 2024

September 16, 2024

October 21, 2024

November 18, 2024


January 20, 2025

February 17, 2025

March 17, 2025

April 14, 2025

May 19, 2025

Board agenda

May 20, 2024


Moweaqua Library Decennial Committee

Final Meeting

6:30 p.m.; May 20, 2024

Any final observations; vote on final version of the report.


Moweaqua Library Board of Trustees

Regular Meeting (following Decennial Committee meeting)

  1. Call to order

  2. Public comments

  3. Minutes and secretary’s report—review and approve

  4. Financials and treasurer’s report—review and approve

  5. Librarian report

  6. Policy review committee

    • Vote on policies regarding paid leave, sexual harassment, exhibits and display space, filming and photography, genealogy room use, and library equipment and computer use

  7. New business 

    • Proposal to invest $50,000 with Ayars for up to nine months, depending on options available.

  8. Upcoming business

    • Policies on nonresident user fee, hours of operation, immigration compliance, meeting room waiver, reference services, and youth services.

  9. Reminder about board position elections in June (with discussion by Mary)

  10. Adjourn 


Next board meeting: June 17

Board minutes

March 18, 2024


ATTENDANCE: Marcia Berg, Patty Jordan, Laura Seitz, Mary Rund, Arwen Bicknell, Meredith Jackson, Tiffi Sloan, and Librarian (Fran Lower).  


Regular meeting called to order by President (Arwen).

There were no public comments.

Minutes from the February meeting were read for any additions or corrections. A motion made by Tiffi with a second for approval by Marcia.  Patty mentioned her personal expression of gratitude to Matt Misner for his nomination of MPLD for the Ameren grant.

Financial transaction report was reviewed.  It was explained that the audit fund reflected a negative balance due to payroll fees.  A motion made by Tiffi with a second for approval by Laura.  All in favor.

Policy review committee action included a motion by Laura with a second for approval by Marcia to adopt Freedom of Information Compliance Policy. Arwen agreed to act as the FOIA officer.

Arwen brought up trustee's yellow forms needed for county submission.


A motion was made by Patty with a second for approval by Meredith to Adopt Meeting Ordinance 24-1.  All in favor.

Budget discussion included  $107,500 revenue projected for 2024–2025, which would be approximately a $5,000 increase.


Arwen inquired regarding consideration to be given for earmarking budget for future expense items.

Upcoming business for April will include details for the newly legislated PLAW requirement.

Meeting adjourned per motion by Tiffi and second for approval by Laura.  All in favor.

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