General Information

Henderson County Resources - COVID-19 Pandemic

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Statement of Mission:

This mission of the Henderson County Public Library District is to provide tax supported service to citizens of the library district in areas of cultural, recreational, educational, and economic fulfillment within the financial capabilities of the district. An attempt will be made to reach both users and non-users by increased use of public information resources.

Contact Us

Henderson County Public Library District
110 Hill Crest Drive
Biggsville, IL 61418

phone: 309-627-2450
(After business hours the library has an answering machine - just leave a message with your name, date and time of the message.)
fax number: 309-627-2830
email us!

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Staff

Anita Smith - Library Director. hcpl61418@hotmail.com

Brenda Tee - Full Time Library Staff.

Mary Allaman - Part Time Library Staff.

Loreena Baker - Part Time Library Staff. 

Denny Hilligoss - Accounting Clerk.

Sarah Cassiday - Bookmobile Operator.

Tristin Johnson - Part Time Staff.    

Ross Vancil - Part Time High School Staff.     

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."                                                                                          

 

Board of Trustees

Diana Russell - Board President, term expires 2024

Thomas Pullen - Vice-President, term expires 2027

Sharon Eisenmayer - Secretary, term expires 2022 

Judy Roessler - Treasurer, term expires 2022

Susan Bates - term expires 2024

Jennifer Painter, term expires 2027

Charleen Fisher, term expires 2022

Board meetings are held the first Monday of every month at the Henderson County Public Library unless stated otherwise. All meetings are open to the public. To contact a board member email at: hcpl61418@hotmail.com

Board meetings start at 5:00 p.m. on:

July 12, 2021
August 9, 2021
September 13, 2021
October 11, 2021
November 1, 2021
December 6, 2021
January 3, 2022
February 7, 2022
March 7, 2022
April 4, 2022
May 2, 2022
June 6, 2022

Meeting Agendas

July 6, 2020

August 3, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 23, 2020 Special Meeting

October 12, 2020

November 9, 2020 (Postponed from November 2, 2020) CANCELLED

December 7, 2020

January 4, 2021 Postponed to January 11, 2021

February 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

April 5, 2021

May 3, 2021

June 7, 2021

July 12, 2021 Special Meeting

July 12, 2021

August 9, 2021

September 13, 2021 Special Meeting & Regular Meeting

Meeting Minutes

July 6, 2020

August 3, 2020

September 14, 2020 Special Meeting

September 14, 2020

September 23, 2020 Special Meeting

October 12, 2020

December 7, 2020

January 11, 2021

February 1, 2021

March 1, 2021

April 5, 2021

May 3, 2021

June 7, 2021

July 12, 2021 Special Meeting

July 12, 2021

August 9, 2021

 

Our History

The first effort to organize a library service area to encompass the entire county was made in 1957 with eight service stations. Each station was stocked with one to two hundred volumes, and were set up in the villages of Henderson County. A bookmobile was provided to make stops throughout the county and, by September 1957, bookmobile services were available to every school. Many of these books were provided by transfer of materials from the State Library at Kaskaskia while others were bought with funds provided for the Warren-Henderson County Service Project.

From this beginning, the county voted in 1959 to form a district library, which continues to serve the entire county. After the vote to form the district, a group of citizens from Biggsville built a building which was then sold to the library district. This location served the citizens of Henderson County for many years. In order to provide the services that the patrons had come to expect, a larger location was needed.

The library board voted in January 1999 that the Library remain in Biggsville, the most central village in the County and the location closest to the two Henderson County school districts. In March 1999, an architect was employed. A "Feasibility Study" grant money was received in June to determine the best location within Biggsville for the new building and develop preliminary plans. The board applied for a construction grant in October. In February of 2000, Jesse White, the State Librarian, announced that the library would receive a $250,000 construction grant for the new building.

The concept design for the new library was created by APACE Architects and Engineers of Peoria in August. The construction was done by Laverdiere Construction of Macomb. The 180 x 300 foot building was completed in May of 2001. The old library closed its doors on May 22, 2001. From May 23- May 31, the staff and many volunteers began moving to the new library. The big moving day was May 29, 2001, with 26 students from Southern High School helping and many, many, wonderful volunteers. On June 1, 2001, the new library opened its doors for the first time.

 

Policies

Bylaws

Personnel Policy

Administrative Succession Plan

American Library Association Bill of Rights

American Library Association Freedom to Read Statement

American Library Association Freedom the View Statement

Authority to Spend Policy

Collection Management Policy

Ethics Policy for Board of Trustees and Library Employees

General Operations Policy

Hours of Operation

Investment of Public Funds

Library Materials

Local Records Retention Policy

Meeting Room Rental Agreement

Pandemic Response Procedures

Patron Registration

Patrons with Disabilities

Purchasing Policy

Reference Policy

Sexual Harrassment Policy

Test Proctoring Policy