Skip to content
the Library will close at 5 PM on Tuesdays until August 20 due to cruise nights.  Reminder: Parking is available behind the library off of route 59. 

Today's Hours: 9 AM – 9 PM

Transparency Dashboard

The Plainfield Area Public Library and its Board of Trustees are committed to open and transparent governance. In this section, you will find information about how the Library is funded and how the money is spent, along with statistics about the Library’s holdings, programs, and staff, and a calendar of Board meetings. The Board reviews closed minutes twice each year, generally in April and October of each year. 

2024 Regular Board of Trustees Meetings

January 17: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
February 21: Agenda / Packet / Minutes  
March 20:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
April 17:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
Beginning in May, and throughout construction, the Library Board will meet at the
Plainfield Township Administration Building located at 22525 W. Lockport St in Plainfield. 
May 15:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
June 19:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
July 17:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
August 21:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
September 18:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
October 16:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
November 20:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 
December 18:  Agenda / Packet / Minutes 

2024 Board of Trustees Special & Committee Meetings

Finance Committee January 10: Agenda / Packet / Report
Bond Issue Notification Hearing January 13: Agenda / Report
Decennial Committee February 21: Agenda / Packet / Report
Special Meeting March 27: Agenda / Packet / Report / Final Decennial Report
Finance Committee April 8: Agenda/ Report
Personnel Committee May 13: Agenda / Report

2023 Regular Board of Trustees Meetings

January 18: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
February 15: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
March 15: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
April 19: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
May 17*: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
*May meeting will start at 7pm following the Decennial Committee meeting
June 21: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
July 19: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
August 16: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
September 20: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
October 19: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
November 15: Agenda / Packet / Minutes
December 13: Agenda / Packet / Minutes

2023 Board of Trustees Special & Committee Meetings

Finance Committee January 9: Agenda / Report
Personnel Committee April 12: Agenda / Report
Finance Committee May 3: Agenda / Report
Decennial Committee Meeting: May 17: Agenda / Packet / Report
Board & Appropriations Hearing: August 16: Agenda / Report
Truth in Taxation Hearing: September 20: Agenda / Report
Decennial Committee Meeting October 18: Agenda / Packet / Report

Go to Board Documents from Previous Years

Information Center

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) information

In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 101-0504. The law requires IMRF to post certain employer cost and participation information on its website. IMRF will update these reports annually.

IMRF Employer Cost and Participation 

Financial Audits
Developer Fees

Developer Fees may be paid in person at the Library or paid by credit card (including processing fee) in the link below.

Pay Online

Developer Fee Listing

Bids and Contracts

Current requests for proposals or bidding opportunities for more than $25,000 in value:
The Library has the following available for bid:  None at this time



  • Approved vendor contracts more than $25,000 in value: None
  • The Library has no collective bargaining contracts or agreements. We have an Employee Handbook that covers benefits and expectations.
Prevailing Wage

Current prevailing rates listed by county can be found on the Illinois Department of Labor's website.

Past Referendum Plans and Information

Information related to the 2017 proposed referendum can be found here.

Information related to the 2016 proposed referendum can be found here.

Having trouble opening PDFs? Download Adobe Reader here.
Firefox users, enable browser settings to allow PDF forms to be fillable.