THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 22

On the day of the closure ...

  • The Bookmobile will make all its stops.
  • Our book return drop box will be relocated to the area outside of the Olive Street entrance.

This closure will allow us to apply asphalt to our parking lot.
Prior to the closure, call 309.590.6120 or text 309.446.8398 with questions.

Golden Prairie Public Library District

The Golden Prairie Public Library District serves most residents of Arrowsmith, Bloomington, Dale, Dawson, and Old Town Townships and contracts with the Bloomington Public Library for services. Residents within the district are eligible for Bloomington Public Library cards and can utilize the Bloomington Public Library, the Bookmobile, and Bloomington Public Library's online resources. 

The GPPLD FY22 budget is $464,375.

Mission

Our mission is to provide access to quality library services to residents within the Golden Prairie Public Library District.

Trustees

Ary Anderson

President
President
Re-Election Year
2025

Kathy Vroman

Secretary/Treasurer
Secretary/Treasurer
Re-Election Year
2027

Jim Russell

Vice President
Vice President
Re-Election Year
2029

Patti Salch

Re-Election Year
2029

Ruth Novosad

Re-Election Year
2027

Stephanie Walden

Re-Election Year
2027

Stephen Peterson

Re-Election Year
2025

To contact the Trustees, select "Contacting the GPPLD Board" in our contact form.

FOIA Officers

Stephen Peterson and Jeanne Hamilton are the FOIA Officers for the Golden Prairie Public Library District. All FOIA requests regarding GPPLD should be submitted to: 
 
GPPLDFOIA@bloomingtonlibrary.org 
       OR 
Golden Prairie Public Library District 
ATTN: FOIA Officer 
205 E. Olive St. 
Bloomington, IL 61701 

Board Meetings

Typically, meetings begin at 5:00pm in Bloomington Public Library’s William C. Wetzel Reading Room. (Please check each meeting agenda for the exact time and location.)

List of Meeting Dates for Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024)

Per the Illinois Open Meetings Act, opportunity for public comment is available at all board meetings. View the full guidelines on page 12 of our policy manual.

Agendas

Title Date
January GPPLD Meeting View Document
February GPPLD Meeting View Document
March GPPLD Meeting View Document
April GPPLD Meeting View Document
May GPPLD Meeting View Document
June GPPLD Meeting View Document
July GPPLD Meeting View Document
August GPPLD Meeting View Document
September GPPLD Meeting View Document
October GPPLD Meeting View Document
November GPPLD Meeting View Document
December GPPLD Meeting View Document
January GPPLD Meeting View Document
February GPPLD Meeting View Document
March GPPLD Meeting View Document
April GPPLD Meeting View Document

Minutes

Title Date
January GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
February GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
March GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
April GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
May GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
June GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
July GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
August GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
September GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
October GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
November GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
December GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
January GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document
February GPPLD Meeting Minutes View Document

Committee Meetings

Per law, once every 10 years, the Golden Prairie Public Library must form a Decennial Committee on Local Government Efficiency. The committee is charged with studying local efficiencies and reporting recommendations to the county board in which the governmental unit is located.

The 2023 Decennial Committee on Local Government Efficiency met on March 15, April 19, and May 17. The committee's final report is available here

Committee Agendas

Title Date
March GPPLD Decennial Committee Meeting View Document
April GPPLD Decennial Committee Meeting View Document
May GPPLD Decennial Committee Meeting View Document

Committee Minutes

Title Date
March GPPLD Decennial Committee Meeting Minutes View Document
April GPPLD Decennial Committee Meeting Minutes View Document
May GPPLD Decennial Committee Meeting Minutes View Document