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Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas

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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the policy making body of the library. The Board is comprised of seven residents of the Lemont Library District, elected at two-year intervals to serve a four year term. Library trustee is an unpaid, volunteer position.

Click on a trustee’s name below for contact information. You may also email Director Mary Golden with your questions or comments.

Meet Your Trustees:

Vytenis P. Kirvelaitis – President

Patricia Camalliere – Vice President

Michaeline Skibinski – Treasurer

Catherine Sanders – Secretary

Renee Pravdik – Trustee

Melanie Grzesik-Duffy -- Trustee

Laura Burt-Nicholas -- Trustee

Board Meetings: The Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Library Learning Center, 50 E. Wend St.  These meetings are open to the public.

Meeting notices are published here and on the legal notices board in the Library lobby at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Please address all correspondence to: Lemont Public Library District, Board of Trustees, 50 E. Wend Street, Lemont, IL  60439.

Email us at info@lemontlibrary.org

Board Committees: The Board of Trustees participate in sub-committees devoted to the betterment of our library initiatives. These sub-committees meet monthly.

Building and Grounds Committee

Vytenis P. Kirvelaitis (Chair)

Catherine Sanders

Melanie Grzesik-Duffy 

Finance Committee

Michaeline Skibinski (Chair)

Laura Burt-Nicholas

Renee Pravdik

Planning and Goals Committee

Catherine Sanders (Chair)

Melanie Grzesik-Duffy 

Pat Camalliere

Policy and Personnel Committee

Pat Camalliere (Chair)

Michaeline Skibinski

Renee Pravdik

Technology Committee

Renee Pravdik (Chair)

Catherine Sanders

Laura Burt-Nicholas

PDF iconLibrary Trustee Candidate Courtesy Packet.pdf

Freedom of Information Act

The Library complies with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/). A brief description of the Library, an organizational chart, types of information available and the methods of requesting information are posted in the library facility and available through the library website lemontlibrary.org.

Requests for information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act should be submitted to the Library’s appointed FOIA Officer. Use of Appendix N, Freedom of Information Request form, is preferred but not mandatory. The FOIA Officer is responsible for receiving FOIA requests and sending responses in compliance with FOIA.

Approved, Library Board of Trustees - February 11, 2010

Freedom of Information Act Requests

Library Board Sponsorship Campaign

An Investment in Your Library is an Investment in Your Community!

The Library Board of Trustees recently launched a sponsorship campaign to help augment library finances and ensure that our Library continues to be one of the leading libraries in our area. Lemont Library is funded primarily by local property taxes and has one of the lowest budgets for operating expenses of any Chicago-area library. Your assistance will ensure that the library continues to be the premier community destination and a resource for all Lemont residents for years to come. It will afford us the ability to expand free programs and classes in literacy, art, music and science for children and teens, continue educational and entertaining programs and technology classes for adults, invest in ongoing technology updates, and provide enhancements to the Library campus. The Library continues to adapt and grow to meet the changing expectations of our community. Library usage statistics demonstrate that the public library continues to be a vital, highly utilized, community resource, even in the age of digital resources.  In FY 2015, library card holders increased by 6.7%; There were more than 10,000 visits to the library per month, attendance at free library programs and classes increased by 16%, and the number of materials (both print and digital) increased by almost 7.0%.

Sponsorships:

A select number of sponsorships are available for a five year period. A limited number of spaces, including the Event Space, Learning Center, Collaboration Studios and Study Rooms, can be named for a sponsor. Each sponsorship includes appropriate recognition with a plaque and/or other signage, acknowledgement in digital and print media, access to special events and more.
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Library Policies

Library Policies

PDF icon3D Printing Policy Approved 12/13/2022
PDF iconA Library For Everyone Approved 06/14/2023

PDF iconAlcohol Policy

Approved 09/13/2022

PDF iconAuthority to Spend Policy

PDF iconBuilding Maintenance Plan

Approved 10/08/2009

PDF iconBuildings & Grounds

Approved 10/08/2009

PDF iconCapital Asset Policy

Approved 08/09/2022
PDF iconCharity Collection Approved 02/26/2024

PDF iconCirculation Policy

Approved 11/08/2022

PDF iconCode of Conduct

Approved 09/13/2022

PDF iconCollection Development Policy Approved 07/22/2021
PDF iconCommunity Bulletin Board Approved 12/13/2022
PDF iconComputer and Internet Use Policy Approved 02/26/2024
PDF iconConcealed Carry Policy Approved 02/26/2024
PDF iconConfidentiality Of Library Records Approved 11/08/2022
PDF iconCredit Card Policy Approved 08/09/2022
PDF iconExam Proctoring Policy Approved 02/26/2024
PDF iconFinancial Policy Approved 11/19/2020
PDF iconFreedom Of Information Act Policy Approved 11/08/2022
PDF iconFOIA Request Form Approved 11/08/2022

PDF iconFund Balance Policy

PDF iconGift Policy Approved 02/09/2021
PDF iconInternet Safety Policy Approved 07/13/2021
PDF iconInvestment Policy Approved 10/13/2020
PDF iconLocal Author Submission Form
PDF iconMaterials reconsideration form Approved 03/14/2023
PDF iconNaming and Sponsorship Policy Approved 02/26/2024
PDF iconNotary Policy Approved 02/26/2024
PDF iconParental Consent Form
PDF iconPhotography and Filming Policy Approved 12/13/2022
PDF iconPrint Copy Fax Scan Services Approved 11/08/2022
PDF iconPrivacy Policy Approved 02/26/24
PDF iconProhibiting Sexual Harassment
PDF iconRoom Use Policy

Approved 10/11/2022

PDF iconRoom Use Fee Schedule Approved 10/11/2022
PDF iconSecurity Cameras Approved 11/08/2022
PDF iconSocial Media Policy Approved 12/13/2022
PDF iconTeen Lounge Use Approved 11/08/2022
PDF iconTutoring Policy Approved 09/13/2022

PDF iconUnsupervised Children Policy

Approved 09/13/2022

PDF iconVolunteer Policy Approved 12/13/2022
PDF iconVulnerable Adults Approved 11/08/2022

Resolutions
Current Prevailing Wages – Cook County, IL
PDF iconPrevailing Wage Resolution No. 

PDF iconNon-Resident Library Card Fee Resolution 2018-2019–3

PDF iconOrdinance 2014/2015-01

Questions regarding library policies and legal documents should be addressed to:

Lemont Public Library District
Board of Trustees
50 E. Wend Street
Lemont, IL  60439

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

The Lemont Public Library District is committed to protecting patron privacy by using its best efforts to keep personally identifiable information confidential.

The Lemont Public Library District adheres to State law and the Library Record Confidentiality Act (75 ILCS 70/1 et seq) which protect Library records from disclosure if a member of the public or media requests them. Library records include any written or electronic record used to identify a patron. These Library records may only be disclosed to Library staff performing job duties, cardholders upon proof of identity, access persons granted permissions by the cardholder, and parents or guardians of minor children. The Library reserves the right to associate (link) the accounts of parents or guardians to the accounts of their children under the age of 18.

There may be times when the Library is required by law to provide personal information to law enforcement officials. Lemont Public Library District complies with all legal requests for this information. Information may also be requested by a sworn law enforcement officer who represents that it is impractical to secure a court order as a result of an emergency. The information requested without a court order may not include the disclosure of registration or circulation records that would indicate materials borrowed, resources reviewed, or services used at the Library.

The Library may collect the following personal information to access Library services:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Library barcode number
  • Grade
  • School and/or teacher
  • Items currently checked out, requested, cancelled holds, and interlibrary loans
  • Overdue items (until returned)
  • Payment history
  • Sign-up information for Library programs

Circulation History

The Library does not keep a record of patron reading history beyond operational requirements. Once a patron returns an item, it is removed from their account. A patron may choose to turn on the reading history feature in their online account to keep a log of items checked out.

Reciprocal Borrowing

The Lemont Public Library District cardholders are eligible to apply for reciprocal borrowing privileges at other public libraries in Illinois. When a patron applies for reciprocal borrowing privileges at another public library, Lemont Public Library District reserves the right to verify with that library that the patron holds a valid card.

Website

The Lemont Public Library District uses Google products to collect data about the use of the Library’s website. The Library uses this information to make improvements to its website, track trends, and prevent spam. A patron’s personal information (e.g., name, address, etc.) is not tracked by the Library. Whenever possible, the Library will not track patrons who have enabled the Do Not Track option in their browsers.

App

The Lemont Public Library District app provides greater access to Library services through mobile devices. The app allows basic tracking of usage patterns and trends, but personal information is not tracked by the Library.

Public Computers & Connected Devices

The Lemont Public Library District does not keep a record of patron activities on any public computer or laptop. Any record of browsing history and activities is removed when a patron logs out. The next patron cannot see any of the previous patron’s information.

All personally identifiable information is purged immediately upon the end of a public computer reservation. An anonymous log is created that includes only the computer terminal number, reservation time, and duration of the session. These anonymous reservation statistics remain in the system for two months.

All connected devices a patron borrows from the Library (e.g., tablets, eReaders, Rokus, etc.) have their history manually cleared by District staff after a patron returns the device

Hotspots

Mobile hotspots borrowed from the Library do not retain any information about patrons or their browsing history.

Email Service

The Library uses email to communicate with patrons for both transactional and marketing purposes. Users may opt out of marketing communications by clicking the “opt out” link in marketing email communications. The Library also sends account notices to patrons who have given their email addresses for that purpose. Patrons may opt out of email account notices by contacting the Library and requesting a change to notification procedures.

Using Third-Party Vendors

The Library enters into agreements with third-parties to provide online services, digital collections, streaming media content, and more. When using some of these services, a patron may also connect with social networks and other users.

Third-party vendors may collect and share a patron’s information, including:

  • Personally identifiable information a patron knowingly provides. This includes when a patron registers for the site, provides feedback and suggestions, requests information, or creates shared content.
  • Other information that could be used to identify a patron. This includes: a patron’s IP address, search history, location-based data, and device information.
  • Non-personally identifiable information. This includes: a patron’s ad views, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time of a request, demographic data,
  • hardware/software type, interaction data, serving domains, page views, and the web page a patron visited immediately prior to visiting the site.
  • Other data as described in the vendor’s privacy policy and terms of use.

For more information on these services and the types of data that is collected and shared, refer to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies for these services. A patron may choose not to use these third-party vendors if a patron does not accept their terms of use and privacy policies.

Reviewed and approved: February 26, 2024