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Library Board of Trustees

The Rock Island Public Library is governed by a nine-member volunteer Board of Trustees, appointed by the Mayor of Rock Island. The Board is responsible for hiring the library director, setting library policy, and approving the annual budget. Members must reside in Rock Island.

To contact the board, please call the library director at 309-732-7300.
  • 2020 regularly scheduled board meetings start at 5:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, 2nd Floor.
  • Meetings are posted on our Find Events page.
  • Time is provided at the beginning of each meeting for brief public comment.
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are posted at all Rock Island Public Library locations and on the Board Meetings page.

Interested in serving on the library board of trustees? Please complete the attached application and return it to the Mayor's Office, Rock Island CIty Hall, 1528 3rd Avenue, Rock Island.
 

2020 Library Board of Trustees & Term of Office

Board President Eudell Watts, III April 2022
Vice-President Elizabeth Russell April 2023
Secretary and Treasurer Jacki Nelson April 2023
Trustees Jo Noon April 2023
  Karen Phillips April 2021
  Patrick D. Mahar April 2021
  Holly Sparkman April 2021
  Jenni Swanson April 2022
  Deborah Freiburg April 2022
 

Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District

The Rock Island Public Library also provides services by contract to residents living within the taxing district of the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District. Residents of these areas receive a Rock Island Library card with full access to all library services and materials. Board members are elected officials.
 

2020-21 Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District Trustees

President Elizabeth Bouslough
Treasurer Donna Abolt
Secretary Tari Weeks
Trustees Bill Favri
  Sally Vetter
  Phyllis Harvey
  Joan Aldrian

The Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District Board meets monthly on the fourth Thurday at 4 pm during the months of January, April, May, June, July, August, September, and a special meeting the third Thursday at 4 pm, in November at the Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Meetings of the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District are posted at Rock Island Library locations and on our Find Events page.

To contact the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District board of trustees, please call the library director at 309-732-7300.

November 19 2020 Board Meeting - Canceled due to AFR in Sept

Special  Note: We are OPEN Election Day, Tuesday, November 3
 

Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002

Limited building hours: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Return items in bins provided


Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access


 
 
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Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only, Monday-Saturday

Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002

Limited building hours: Masks required
Computer use by appointment only
Return items in bins provided


Monday-Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, No building access,