Notice: April Board Meeting Agenda and Links

Ferguson Municipal Public Library District
Board of Trustees Meeting
Online Meeting via Zoom and Broadcast to YouTube at
April 27, 2020
7:00 p.m.



1.      Public Portion

2.      Minutes of the February 24, 2020 Meeting

3.      Director’s Report

4.      Treasurer’s Report

5.      Old Business

  • Validate online vote: “I move that we treat this extended closing like a short term closing by paying staff.”
  • Validate online vote: “I move that we cancel the March Board meeting.”

6.      New Business

  • Financial
    • Preview budget
  • Building Maintenance
  • General
    • Reschedule appreciation dinner or just give milestone benefits?
    • Reappointment of Board members

7.      Comments from Council Representative

8.      Closed Session

  • Pursuant to RsMO 610.022 the Board may at any time vote to close the Public Meeting and move into Closed Session to discuss legal, personnel, employee and/or real-estate matters under 610.021 (1), (2), (3), and (13). President or Acting President asks for motion and second to go into Closed Session.  Secretary takes roll-call vote.  President or Acting President asks for motion and second to end Closed Session.  Secretary takes roll-call vote to end Closed Session.

9.      Adjournment

Notice: Public Hearing for the 2019 Tax Rate

Public Hearing Notice – Tax Rate

Notice of Public Hearing
Tax Rate – Ferguson Municipal Public Library District

A Public Hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, 35 N. Florissant Road, at which citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed by the Ferguson Municipal Public Library District, a political subdivision. The tax rates shall be set to produce the revenue that was budgeted for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019. The rates allowed under the existing tax rate ceiling are at or below the rates authorized by Ferguson voters. The Library District may make adjustments pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes Section 137.073, and as required by Law, in accordance with Article X, Section 22 of the Missouri State Constitution.

Please see the attached file for more information.

Public Hearing 2019 (updated Sept. 18. 2019)

Vote for Ferguson’s Favorite Read!

What is Ferguson’s Favorite Read?

In the spirit of PBS’s THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, Ferguson Library patrons can vote in a local online and in-person poll for the greatest fiction title of all time. Select one or more titles from the 100-book list below to crown Ferguson’ Favorite Read! To vote in-person, fill out the polling form on your next visit to the library. Voting ends October 18, 2018.



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April 2018 Program Update


We have lots of great events coming up this month at the library!


  • April 7, Century Homes in Ferguson, 10-12 pm: The Ferguson Landmarks Commission will be on hand to share information about the Century Home program in Ferguson. Learn how a home can qualify to be plaqued as a Century Home, how you can find out more information about the historic homes in Ferguson, and more.
  • April 9, Readings on Race Book Club, 6 pm: This month, the Readings on Race Book Club will watch and discuss the documentary “Do Not Resist,” about the militarization of police forces around the country. Attendees are also encouraged to read the book The Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko for further background information, but it is not required. All are welcome!
  • April 12, Gardening Basics with EarthDance, 6 pm: Need help getting your garden started this spring? Looking to start a garden for the first time? Crystal from EarthDance will teach us how to get our plants in the ground and thriving, all summer long.
  • April 19-21, FLIERS Spring Book Sale: Come by the library to stock up your shelves with good books at great prices! All proceeds go to benefit the library.
  • April 21, Storytime Science with the St. Louis Science Center, 2 pm: Enjoy a science-themed storytime with us and the St. Louis Science Center! For kids aged 3-6 and their caregivers. An adult must be present during the program.
  • April 24, Tuesday Night Book Club, 5 pm: Looking to spice up your reading? Consider joining the Tuesday Night Book Club! This month, we will read and discuss Eternal Life by Dara Horn, which focuses on a woman who traded her death for her son’s life 2000 years ago. After living countless lives, she now looks for a way to end it all.
  • April 25, Wind Turbine Design Challenge with the Challenger Learning Center, 6 pm: Learn all about alternative energy with us and the Challenger Learning Center! Participants will have a chance to team up and compete against others to design the best and most efficient wind turbine. For kids ages 6-12. Space is limited – registration is required. Contact us at the library to sign up today!
  • April 27, Crafternoon, 5 pm: Did you know that we have a monthly craft program just for adults? Each month we tackle a new project as we craft our way into the weekend. Best of all, it’s free, and we provide all of the supplies! Join us this month to make mini macrame plant holders from upcycled materials. Registration is required. Contact us today to sign up!