About Us

Friends of the Library Board Members for 2023 are: Connie Peters - President, Brenda Fleckenstein - Vice President, Ruth Sublett - Chairperson of Books Between Bites, Sue Maxwell - Chairperson of Book Sales, Tim Rooney - Chairperson of Membership, Charles Smith - Chairperson of Finance, Brenda Fleckenstein - Chairperson of Book Sorting. The other board members are: Patty Barr, Geraldine "Jerry" Dodson, LeShelle Donoho, Brian Hansbrough, Byran Hedenberg, Amy Jackson, Patricia Lathrom, Patrick McDaniel, and Debbie Perry. Our Secretary is Christl Smalley, and our Treasurer is Shawn Perkins.


Pictured: From left to right in the pic: are Ruth Sublett, Brenda Fleckenstein, Connie Peters, Christl (secretary). Standing: Tony Perry, Brian Handsbrogh, Charles Smith, Bryan Hedenberg, Sue Maxwell, Jerry Dodson, Amy Jackson, Debbie Perry, Tim Rooney, Lisa Betzer, Patty Barr, Shawn Perkins (treasurer).

The Friends of the Decatur Public Library Board is a state registered Non-Profit organization. The board of directors is comprised of 19 members including four non-voting members. These four are the Secretary, the Treasurer, a representative from the Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees, and the City Librarian, Rick Meyer, or designated representative. Each voting board member serves on a committee: Finance, Public Relations, Books Between Bites, Book Sales, and Membership.

Members of the board serve three-year terms. They can serve two terms consecutively but then must wait two years to re-apply.

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Friends of the Decatur Public Library
130 N. Franklin St.
Decatur, IL 62523

Email: folwebmaster@decaturlibrary.org