The Glencoe Public Library (Library) is located at 320 Park Avenue, Glencoe IL 60022. Our mission is to be a vital and welcoming community partner that encourages personal connection and lifelong learning.
Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget: $2,895,433
The Library employs approximately 16 full-time staff and 20 hourly staff.
The Library’s board of Trustees (Board) exercises control over the library’s policies and finances. The Board meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the library building.
The Board’s current members are:
|Roger Parfitt – President|
|James Fiffer – Vice President|
|Linda Lin – Treasurer|
|Beth Schencker – Secretary|
The Library is required to report and be answerable for its operations to the Illinois State Library located in Springfield, Illinois. Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias serves as the State Librarian.
The Library would like to facilitate all requests for information. Information and records are available to the public by completing the Information Request form and sending it via mail or email to the Executive Director:
320 Park Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois 60022
Requests for information must indicate whether they are for a “commercial purpose.” “Commercial purpose” is defined in FOIA as “the use of any part of a public record or records, or information derived from public records, in any form for sale, resale, or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services.” However, there are exceptions for news media, non-profits, scientific and academic organizations for disseminated news, articles, or opinions of public interest, research, or education.
In the event a commercial interest is involved, additional questions can be asked of the requestor by the Library’s FOIA officer to determine the classification. Then the Library has up to 21 days to respond and either deny the request based on exemptions or undue burden; or estimate the time and cost of the copying for prepayment; or provide the documents as requested.
For emailed requests, please state, “FOIA Request” in the subject line. The Library will respond within five (5) working days. An extension of an additional five (5) working days may be necessary to properly respond.
For printed copies, the Library will charge actual costs for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records: $1.00 will be charged for each certification of records; no charge for the first 50 pages of black and white text (letter or legal size); $0.10 per page for copied records in excess of 50 pages; actual copying costs of color copies and other sized copies will be charged per the Library’s Schedule of Fines, Fees, and Loan Periods.
Requested copies will be available for inspection, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays in the Director’s Office of the Library.
The following types or categories of records are maintained under the Library’s control. Please note that certain types of information maintained by the Library in these and other records are exempt from inspection and copying under FOIA.
- Monthly financial statements
- Annual receipts and disbursement records
- Operating budgets
- Annual financial reports (audits)
- Meeting minutes of the Board
- Library policies
- Adopted resolutions of the Board
- Annual reports to the Illinois State Library (Illinois Public Library Annual Report, IPLAR)
Illinois Public Act 97-0609 is an amendment to the Open Meetings Act that requires employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) to post the total compensation packages for each employee having a total compensation package that is expected to exceed $75,000 per year. “Total compensation package” means payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, housing allowance, vehicle allowance, clothing allowance, bonuses, vacation days granted, and paid sick days granted.
Our annual report is available each year and lists information regarding circulation, programs, and program attendance for the previous year.
Financial information regarding the Library’s most recently completed fiscal year is compiled by an outside auditing firm and released annually.
The Library’s current strategic plan was approved by the board at its meeting on April 19, 2023. The plan identifies four (4) areas for improvement, development, enhancement or expansion. The strategic plan is in place through December 31, 2028.