The Aurora Free Library is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Preservation Committee, and the Morgan Opera House Committee.

Library Board of Trustees


Susan Deacon, President ()
Ellen Baker Wikstrom, Vice President
Natalie Kimbrough, Secretary
Thea Miller, Treasurer


Susan Dean
David Eckhardt
Dennis Looney

Meeting Schedule

Typically held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Currently, meetings are being held on Zoom. Please email for the link to the Zoom meeting.

May 19, 2022 -Cancelled
June 16, 2022
July 21, 2022
August 18, 2022
September 15, 2022
October 20, 2022
November 17, 2022
December 15, 2022
January 19, 2023
February TBD, 2023

May Meeting Notes

The June Board meeting will be held on June 16 at 5:30 PM via Zoom and in-person. All are welcome to attend remotely. For the meeting log-in, please send your email to

In keeping with Governor Hochul’s recent emergency adjustments to the Open Meetings Law in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting shall be held remotely via ZOOM. As required by the Governor’s Order, the public will have the ability to hear and view the meeting via ZOOM. The meeting will be recorded and transcribed, both of which will be available upon request.

May Meeting Materials

» Meeting Agenda (Draft)
» April Board Meeting Minutes (Draft)

2022 Operating Budget

2022 Operating Budget can be viewed here »

Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes can be viewed here »

Trustee Training

Trustee Continuing Education Requirements »

Preservation Committee

Preservation Committee Members

Brian Brown, Chair
Jim Burkett, Treasurer

David Eckhardt
Jodi Gunderson
Steve Moolin
Ellen Baker Wikstrom

Meeting Schedule


Meeting Minutes


Morgan Opera House Committee

Committee Members

Joanne Baum
G. Alan Clugston
Pat Foser
Donna Goddard
Scott Heinekamp
Chris MacCormick
Ann Mathieson, Treasurer
Grace Mattingly
Mary Ellen Ormiston, Secretary
Lars Peterson
Rebecca Ruggles
Ellen Baker Wikstrom, Chair

Meeting Schedule


Meeting Minutes