Warren-Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Friends of the Library
Adopted: April 12, 2005
Reviewed/Revised: November 20, 2012; November 19, 2013; June 16, 2015; February 20, 2018;
July 19, 2022
ARTICLE 1. PHILOSOPHY
The Board of Trustees of the Warren-Newport Public Library District (WNPLD) believes that the
Friends of the Warren-Newport Public Library (FOL) is a worthwhile community organization and
is of benefit to WNPLD.
ARTICLE 2. AUTONOMY
The Board understands and acknowledges the following:
• FOL is an organization independent of WNPLD.
• FOL has its own Board, goals, and purposes.
• FOL has no authority to act on behalf of WNPLD.
• FOL is an organization comprised solely of volunteers distinct and separate from WNPLD
personnel and the Board of Trustees.
• In order to avoid a conflict of interest, Trustees who are also FOL members shall refrain
from voting on all matters before FOL.
ARTICLE 3. FINANCIAL
Operating expenses of WNPLD are provided through allocation of tax monies that are audited by
an independent auditor. FOL funds and WNPLD funds shall not be commingled or integrated
except that donations to WNPLD from FOL may be accepted by the Board, whereupon such
donations shall become solely the funds of the WNPLD. FOL may restrict or limit the use of FOL
donations; such gifts shall be kept as separate funds for WNPLD audit and bookkeeping
ARTICLE 4. COOPERATION
The Board wishes to cooperate with FOL on all FOL activities that are consistent with the goals,
interests, and mission of WNPLD. Library personnel may perform duties or functions on behalf of
FOL when they are authorized to do so by the Executive Director or their designee.