Library Management Team
Kate Buckson
Executive Director, x 170
Gabriela Magats
Business Manager, x175
Susan Fagan
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, x174

Maureen Sill

Circulation and Technical Services Director, x142
Gabriel Oppenheim
Adult Services Director, x165
Rose Hopkins-LaRocco
Children’s Services Director, x101
Samantha Farruggia
Young Adult Librarian, x164
Board of Library Trustees
Laurie Whitman
Julie Gies
Vice President
Karen Snow
David Swainson

Danielle Clement


Allison Demes O'Brien


Michael Donaldson

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. 

  • October 16, 2019

    • 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

View the library’s organizational chart.


Current Job Openings



The La Grange Park Public Library is looking for a part-time (18 hours/week) facility maintenance assistant who is responsible for ensuring the library building is safe and well maintained. This position allows for flexible scheduling, however, candidates must be available some weekday mornings and occasional evenings and weekends.

Education requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and 1 year of custodial work experience preferred. Pay range starts at $15/hour. To apply, please email a resume and letter of interest to: hr@lplibrary.org. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Regularly monitors and maintains the library’s building structure, systems, and grounds
  • Performs custodial and janitorial tasks throughout the building and on the library grounds
  • Performs meeting room set up and take down
  • Communicates with outside vendors to schedule routine maintenance and inspections
  • Operates building machinery and equipment utilizing safety precautions
  • Performs snow removal and grounds maintenance, in all weather conditions, as needed
  • Assists with emergency maintenance projects, as needed
  • Keeps supplies stocked in janitorial closets and staff area


Performance Expectations

  • Ability to learn standard building systems, software, equipment and tools
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively resolve service issues using independent judgement
  • A friendly and approachable manner
  • Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change
  • A team player who responds well to challenging circumstances


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to see, stand, walk, climb, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear regularly to successfully perform all duties
  • Ability to reach, push, lift and carry heavy containers (up to 75 pounds) during a work shift
  • Ability to move furniture, change light bulbs, utilize manual tools, power tools, and custodial equipment, climb ladders and stairs, carry trash, and shovel snow in various weather conditions
  • Ability to tolerate exposure to nontoxic fumes, airborne particles, outdoor allergens, and cleaning chemicals
  • Ability to tolerate exposure to differing temperatures internally and externally



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of custodial work experience preferred
  • Building maintenance experience in skilled trades preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and appropriate auto insurance
  • Ability to travel locally on behalf of the library



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.


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

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. Dates for 2019 are:

February 19th, May 21st, August 20th, November 19th