About Us



Limestone Township Library District is located 
approx. 3 miles west and north of Kankakee, IL. 
Our address is:

2701 W. Tower Rd.
Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815-939-1696
Fax:815-939-1748

For detailed directions please paste this address into Google Maps.

Services

We offer many office type functions such as fax, high speed internet both as WiFi and fixed PCs, laminating, and programming for both adults and kids. We are always growing so check back with us!

Mission Statement

The Limestone Township Library District is dedicated to providing the best possible library service to the community that it serves. There are three major components to the Library's mission:

a) to promote reading and study as a means of individual growth and enrichment, as a responsibility of citizenship, and as a form of recreation. 

b) to provide high quality reference services and be a reliable source for background material and in-depth information.

c) to promote wide access to ideas and the products of cultural expression by providing access to a broad collection representative of many points of view and containing materials in many formats, by cooperating with other libraries to share library resources, and by striving to protect intellectual freedom.

Library service will be provided on a fair and equitable basis to all individuals.


Board of Trustees:

President: Tricia Coffman 
tcoffman@limestonelibrary.org

Vice President: Libby Wasser
lwasser@limestonelibrary.org

Secretary: Jill Whalen  
jwhalen@limestonelibrary.org

Treasurer/FOIA Officer: Gary Dahn
gdahn@limestonelibrary.org

Trustee: Mary Beth Matz-Dorsey
MBDorsey@limestonelibrary.org 

Trustee: Dana Krippel
dkrippel@limestonelibrary.org

Trustee: Darcy Stomberg
dstomberg@limestonelibrary.org

Full Time Staff

Library Director/FOIA Officer: Lynne Noffke
lnoffke@limestonelibrary.org

Library Assistant: Karyn Bowman
karynb@limestonelibrary.org



LIMESTONE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY DISTRICT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT POLICY 
I. 
A brief description of our public body is as follows: 
A. The Limestone Township Library District is dedicated to providing the best possible library service to the community it serves. 
B. An Organizational Chart is below. 
C. The total amount of our operating budget for FY 2020-2021 is: $341,300.00. Funding sources are property and personal property replacement taxes, state and federal grants, fines, charges, and donations. 
D. The office is located at this address: 2701 West Tower Road, Kankakee, IL 60901. 
E. We have approximately the following number of persons employed: 
    1. Full-time 2 
    2. Part-time 9 
F. The following organization exercises control over our policies and procedures: Limestone Township Library District Board of Trustees, which meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room. 
    Members: 
        President: Tricia Coffman; 
        Vice President: Libby Wasser; 
        Secretary: Jill Whalen; 
        Treasurer: Gary Dahn ;
        Trustees: Mary Beth Matz-Dorsey; Kathleen Gradberg; Dana Krippel 
G. We are required to report and be answerable for our operations to the Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois.
     Its members are: 
        State Librarian, Jesse White (Secretary of State); 
        Director of State Library, Greg McCormick; 
        and various other staff. 
II. 
You may request the information and the records available to the public in the following manner: 
    A. Use Request Form below. 
    B. Your request should be directed to the following individual: officer: Lynne Noffke, FOIA Officer,     (lnoffke@limestonelibrary.org) or Gary Dahn, FOIA Officer (gdahn@limestonelibrary.org).
     C. You must indicate whether you have a “commercial purpose” in your request. 
    D. You must specify the records requested to be disclosed for inspection or to be copied. If you desire     that any records be certified, you must specify which ones. 
    E. To reimburse us our actual costs for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records, you will     be charged the following fees: There is a $1.00 charge for each certification of records. There is no        charge for the first fifty (50) pages of black and white text either letter or legal size; There is a $.20        per page charge for copied records in excess of 50 pages; The actual copying cost of color copies and     other sized copies will be charged. 
    F. If the records are kept in electronic format, you may request a specific format and if feasible, they     will be so provided, but if not, they will be provided either in the electronic format in which they are     kept (and you would be required to pay the actual cost of the medium only, i.e. disc, diskette, tape,         etc.) or in paper as you select. 
    G. The office will respond to a written request within five (5) working days or sooner if possible. An         extension of an additional five (5) working days may be necessary to properly respond. 
    H. Records may be inspected or copied. If inspected, an employee must be present throughout the            inspection.
    I. You may appeal the decision of the FOIA officer to the Limestone Township Library District Board         of Library Trustees. 
    J. The place and times where the records will be available are as follows: 
        10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 
        Monday through Friday 
        Limestone Township Library, Director’s Office 

III. Certain types of information maintained by us are exempt from inspection and copying. However, the following types or categories of records are maintained under our control: 
A. Monthly Financial Statements 
B. Annual Receipts and Disbursements Reports 
C. Budget and Appropriation Ordinances 
D. Levy Ordinances 
E. Operating Budgets 
F. Annual Audits 
G. Minutes of the Board of Library Trustees 
H. Library Policies, including Materials Selection 
I. Annual Reports to the Illinois State Library 
J. Adopted Ordinances and Resolutions of the Board