Library Board of Trustees

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The Matteson Area Public Library’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of the library. The Board is composed of seven members elected to a staggered six year term by the general public.

The Board is responsible for establishing policies governing the library programs and usage; Overseeing the budget and financial administration; Revising policies when needed to improve or expand services; Formulating and reviewing long range plans for future development and expansion of services when the needs of the library so indicate; and Actively advocating for library support at both the local and state levels.

The Board appoints the Library Director, who is responsible for the administration of the Library. The Library has a departmental structure, with advisory teams established along general library functions. The heads of the departments report to the Director and supervise the staffs and functions of their departments.

All meetings are open to the public.

You may contact the Board of Trustees at

Board Members

Howard Hunigan, President

Email Howard Hunigan

Harold Gillis, Vice-President

Email Harold Gillis

Andrea Williams, Secretary

Email Andrea Williams

Milfred Moore, Treasurer

Email Milfred Moore

Beverly Coleman, Trustee

Email Beverly Coleman

Temitope Babayode, Trustee

Email Temitope Babayode

Jonathan Currin, Trustee

Email Jonathan Curran

2021 Library District Trustee Elections

Three Board of Trustee positions are up for election on April 6, 2021.
Qualified candidates must have lived in the library district for at least one year at the time nomination papers are filed.
A person is not eligible to serve as a library trustee whom at the time of filing nomination papers, is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the library district or has been convicted in any court located in the United State of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
Petitions and Statement of Candidacy forms can be obtained from the library or downloaded from the State of Illinois’ 2021 Candidates Guide issued by the Illinois State Board of Elections in July 2020.
Petitions require 2% of the qualified voters residing in the district who cast a ballot at the last election for library trustees, or 50, whichever is less.
Petitions are not to circulate before September 22, 2020 and filing dates for a 6-year term of office are December 14-21, 2020.  Petitions are to be filed at the Matteson Area Public Library, 801 S. School Avenue, Matteson.

Library Board Policy Manual

The board, as the Matteson Area Public Library District, MAPLD, governing body, is entrusted with the authority to establish policy for the governance of MAPLD. Board policy establishes the parameters and guidelines for board members, committees, management, and staff.

View Library Board Policy Manual

View Library Board By-Laws

Annual Schedule of Meetings

Individuals wishing to access Board meetings are requested to contact the Library Administration 36 hours in advance in order to receive an invite to Zoom access, if applicable.

Ordinance No. . 4-1964-2021-003 – Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Dates

The annual schedule of meetings is posted each year after the annual meeting.

Be it resolved that Board meetings are normally scheduled on the Tuesday following the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs Meeting Room, on the following dates:

  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • November 10, 2020
  • December 15, 2020
  • Moved to January 19, 2021
  • February 9, 2021
  • March 9, 2021
  • April 13, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
  • July 13, 2021

This resolution is effective immediately upon adoption.

Adopted at the Regular Meeting, July 11, 2020.

Posted: July 12, 2020