About

Library Management Team
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Kate Buckson
Executive Director, x 170
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Gabriela Magats
Business Manager, x175
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Samantha Farruggia
Young Adult Librarian, x164
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Maureen Sill

Circulation and Technical Services Director, x142
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Gabriel Oppenheim
Adult Services Director, x165
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Rose Hopkins-LaRocco
Children’s Services Director, x101
Board of Library Trustees
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Laurie Whitman
President
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Julie Gies
Vice President
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Karen Snow
Secretary
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David Swainson
Treasurer
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Danielle Clement

Trustee
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Allison Demes O'Brien

Trustee
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Michael Donaldson

Trustee
Board Meetings

Regular Meetings

To view a copy of the Board of Library Trustee Bylaws, click HERE. To view upcoming board meetings, please visit our Events page or click HERE for the annual ordinance establishing dates for regular board meetings. 

  • September 16, 2020

  • October 21, 2020

    • Agenda / Minutes / Statistics

  • November 18, 2020

    • Agenda / Minutes / Statistics

Committee of the Whole Meetings

Special Board Meetings

Mission & Planning

Our Mission

The La Grange Park Library is a welcoming and inclusive community center connecting residents to informational, cultural, and educational resources.

FOIA/OMA Requests

Requests for public records shall be in writing and addressed to Freedom of Information Officers. The requester shall provide the following information in a request for public records:

  • The requester’s full name, address, and telephone number.
  • A brief description of the public records sought, being as specific as possible.
  • A statement as to whether the request is for inspection of public records, copies of public records, or both.
  • A statement as to whether the records need to be certified.

Information on fees is available here.

Requests for public records shall be submitted to:

Gabriela Magats / Kate Buckson
Freedom of Information Officers
La Grange Park Public Library District
555 North La Grange Road
La Grange Park, IL 60526
gabriela@lplibrary.org / kateb@lplibrary.org

Employment

Current Job Openings

 

Children’s Services Reference Assistant

28 hours per week

Rate: Starting at $14.83 per hour DOQ 

The La Grange Park Public Library District is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and reliable assistant for our busy Children’s Services Department. The right candidate will love working with a diverse community in a collaborative environment, with the skills to work effectively independently. We are seeking a confident, hardworking and dedicated individual who possesses extraordinary customer service skills. Evening and weekend work required.

 

Duties:

  • Works the public service desk, performing reference and reader’s advisory services 
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates educational and recreational programs for children 
  • Assists patrons with technology and other library equipment and resources
  • Performs outreach to local schools and community organizations
  • May assist with collection development projects as assigned; creates displays as assigned 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Performance Expectations:

  • Ability to conduct a successful reference interview 
  • Ability to perform responsible internet and database searching 
  • Knowledge of technology, including computers, software, and ereaders
  • Working knowledge of literature in assigned department
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all ages, in English
  • A friendly and approachable manner with the ability to calmly exercise tact and diplomacy in difficult situations
  • Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change
  • A team player who contributes to a positive work environment
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and carry

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of college; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum one year of work experience in a customer focused environment; library experience preferred
  • Employment is contingent upon a background check

Please send cover letter and resume to Rose Hopkins-LaRocco, Children’s Services Director at hr@lplibrary.org.

 

Support

Volunteer @ the Library

Volunteering at the Library is a rewarding and fun experience, and a great way to give back to your community! You will join a dedicated group who volunteer for us regularly. They do everything from organizing materials to delivering books to the homebound. To find out more or to sign up, please call 708-352-0100.

Donate

As you plan your charitable giving this year, please consider contributing to the La Grange Park Public Library in any amount. Please see our gifts policy for more information. 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Friends of the Library

The Friends provide financial support to the library through yearly membership dues and book sales. The bookshop sells donated items at modest prices and is staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. The Friends accept gently used books, magazines, and DVDs, and are glad to offer a donation receipt if requested. Support the Friends when you shop at Amazon.com through this link and the Friends will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases. 

 

Become a Friend of the Library

To become a Friend, print this application and mail it or bring it in to the bookshop.

Join us for our quarterly Friends meetings from 7-8pm in the second floor conference room. Meeting dates: TBD