About Us


Mission Statement

The mission of the Danvers Township Library is enriching lives, building community, and fostering success by bringing people, information and ideas together.


About Danvers

Danvers Township Library is a public library located in Danvers Township, McLean County, Illinois. The library serves 1,925 residents.  Danvers was founded in 1836.  Home of Olympia North Elementary, which serves Danvers & Stanford.


About the Library

The Danvers Township Library has a collection of more than 20,000 books, 35,000 E-books, 3,700 DVDs & Blue-Ray discs, 120 audio books, over 30 specialty cake pans, and periodicals, plus a variety of reference materials. Internet usage, faxing, printing, copying, & laminating available to the public.   

The staff includes a director, five assistant librarians, in addition to several volunteers. The annual operating budget is $104,000, and we receive nearly 20,000 visits per year. The library works closely with Olympia North Elementary School.

Danvers Library is a member of RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems).



  • We have 5 computers available to the public & 6 Laptops available to checkout.
  • The study room can be reserved or available for "first come, first serve"
  • Faxing, Printing, Copying & Laminating 
  • Specialty Cake Pans available to check out
  • These amenities are available anytime we are open.



Director: Lori Priebe
Assistant Librarian: Cathy Frey
Assistant Librarian: Carol Bogue
Assistant Librarian: Miriam Knoy
Assistant Librarian: Cindy Melick
Assistant Librarian:  Jody Cassel


Board Members

Jeanne Kashner, President*
Cliff Magee, Vice President
Dawn Zimmerman , Secretary
Brenda Cagle, Treasurer
Darvin Miller
Melinda Malone

Christina Smith



Finance: Brenda Cagle & Cliff Magee
Building/ Maintenance: Darvin Miller & Cliff Magee
Personnel: Melinda Malone, Cliff Magee, Dawn Zimmerman & Christina Smith
Technology: Cliff Magee & Christina Smith
FOIA Officer: Lori Priebe & Cliff Magee

OMA Officer: Cliff Magee

*Jeanne Kashner oversees all committees. 


Board Meeting Dates

2nd Monday of the month

03/09/20                10/12/20

04/13/20                11/09/20

05/11/20                12/14/20

06/08/20                01/11/21

07/13/20                02/08/21

08/10/20                03/08/21