(Passed October 9, 2001; revised February 9, 2010)
A brief description of our public body is as follows:
Our purpose is to provide materials and services for the
recreational, social, informational, and educational needs of the
An organizational chart is attached.
The total amount of our operating budget for FY 2011-12 is:
$53,508.18. Funding sources are property and personal property
replacement taxes, state, federal and local grants, fines, charges,
investment funds and donations. Tax levies are:
Corporate purposes (for general operating
IMRF (provides for employee’s retirement & related
Social Security (provides for employee’s FICA costs &
Maintenance & Equipment (for maintaining the building and
Tort Liability (for insurance premiums, risk management,
attorney’s fees & related expenses, unemployment and worker’s
compensation insurance, safety officer’s salary and safety expenses)
The office is located at this address: 201 S. Washington St.,
We have the following number of persons employed:
The following organization exercises control over our policies
and procedures: The Palestine Public Library Board of Library Trustees,
which meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:30
p.m., at the library.
Its members are: James Kincaid, President; John E. Gerrity,
Vice-President; Sherry Repp, Secretary; Rhonda K. Eller, Treasurer;
Walter Fritchie, Terrie L. McDaniel, and Robert Taylor.
We are required to report and be answerable for our operations
Library, Springfield, Illinois. Its members are: State Librarian,
Jesse White (Secretary of State); Director of State Library, Anne Craig;
and various other staff.
Palestine Public Library District
The mission of the Palestine Public Library District is to serve the
best interests of the patrons in LaMotte and Montgomery, Precinct #2,
Townships. Special emphasis is placed on students at all educational
levels and on providing popular materials to our service area. The library
will strive to educate, stimulate, and entertain through books and
programs and will serve as an educational and entertainment center for the
area which it serves.
The mission will be accomplished by following guidelines set forth in a
policy which covers all phases of library management, service and
government. The policy complies with standards set by higher authorities,
those being the Shawnee Library System, Illinois State Library, Illinois
Library Association, American Library Association and Illinois State
The Palestine Public Library District is committed to change which may
continue, expand or rejuvenate services and materials to its patrons as
well as the structure which shelters its holdings. It will continually
seek vehicles of assurance for its existence.