The Rural Woodstock Public Library District serves residents who live outside the Woodstock City limits, but within the Woodstock Community School District 200 boundaries. http://www.ruralwoodstocklibrary.com (will open in new window)
What is the relationship between the City of Woodstock Public Library and the Rural Woodstock Public Library District?
The Rural Woodstock Public Library District Board of Trustees meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. There are seven members who are elected for six-year terms. Trustees must reside within the borders of the Rural District. The meetings are held in the Board Room of the Library and are open to the public.
Library Cards for Rural Woodstock Public Library Residents
2) A rural full service library card is available by paying a user fee of $38 per household per year. Additional services that are available with this fee include increasing the borrowing limit to 50 items, the same limit enjoyed by City residents, the ability to place holds on library materials owned by other nearby libraries, and request for inter-library loans from any library in the U.S. Only full-user cardholders may use their Woodstock library card at other Illinois libraries.
Scholarships For Rural District Residents
Households eligible for free meals through School District 200 receive a scholarship to pay for all but $5.00 of the $38 fee. Scholarships are available for all households meeting these requirements even if they do not have children in School District 200. The household income level to qualify varies based upon household size. Residents who think they may qualify can find out details by calling the Library (815) 338-0542 or by visiting at 414 W. Judd Street, Woodstock.
Wonder Lake Book Return
Additional Information for Rural Woodstock Public Library District Citizens The “brick and mortar” costs of the library, as well as operational costs, are paid entirely by the City residents through taxes. The contract negotiated between the City and Rural Boards covers library services only. The Rural District currently holds no equity in the building, furnishings, or collections of the Woodstock Public Library.