Board of Trustees
Rock Island Public 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 or send an email.
- Regular 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 this page and in our events calendar.
- Time is provided at the beginning of each meeting for brief public comment.
- Meeting agendas and minutes are also posted here.
The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.
Eudell Watts, III
Patrick D. Mahar
Dr. Yolanda Grandberry Pugh
Join the Board
Interested in serving on the library board of trustees? Please complete the application linked below and return it to:
Rock Island City Hall
1528 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Regular Meeting Agendas
|November 2023 Board Meeting Agenda||View Document|
|October 2023 Board Meeting Agenda||View Document|
|September 2023 Board Meeting Agenda||View Document|
|August 2023 Meeting Agenda||View Document|
|July 2023 Meeting Agenda||View Document|
|June 2023 Meeting Agenda||View Document|
|June 2023 Meeting Agenda - Amended||View Document|
Special & Committee Meeting Agendas
|November 2023 Personnel & Policy Committee Agenda||View Document|
|September 2023 Personnel & Policy Agenda||View Document|
|September 2023 Community Planning & Relations Agenda||View Document|
|August 2023 Finance Committee Meeting||View Document|
|August 2023 Art, Buildings, & Grounds Agenda||View Document|
Approved Board Minutes
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.
The Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday 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 on this page and in our events calendar.
To contact the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District board of trustees, please call the library director at 309-732-7300 or send an email.