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Blue Mound Memorial Library

March 15th 2020 Emergency Meeting Minutes


Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2020, the Blue Mound Memorial Library President, Anne Byard called Members of the Board of Trustees for an Emergency Board of Trustees’ Meeting in response to Social Distancing Request by the Federal Government to mitigate spread of the CoronaVirus. Those called include:  


Nancy Gorden, Vice-President

Diana Kupish, Secretary  

Dani Noland, Trustee  

Julie Chapman, Trustee

Sharon Reynolds, Trustee

Alice Reed, Consultant

Julie Jones, Library Director


National Emergency Declared on March 13th by President Trump in response to CoronaVirus. CDC issued guidance recommending gatherings of 50 persons or more be cancelled for next eight weeks. March 15th Governor Pritzker orders all schools closed until March 30th. Governor orders all bars and restaurants in Illinois be closed to the Public starting Monday, March 16th.


Anne Byard, President of the Blue Mound Memorial Library asked each Board Member their vote to close the Blue Mound Memorial Library, effective Tuesday, March 17th. Everyone agreed, that the health of the employees and patrons was paramount, and unanimously voted to close the Blue Mound Memorial Library until further notice from the government.


The Full Board will meet at its regular date and time on March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. to discuss employees pay during this emergency.





Diana Kupish, Secretary  

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