Library Management Team
Kate Buckson
Executive Director, x 170
Gabriela Magats
Business Manager, x175
Susan Fagan
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, x174
Gabriel Oppenheim
Adult Services Director, x165
Rose Hopkins-LaRocco
Children’s Services Director, x101
Roberta Richter
Circulation/Technical Services Director, x142
Samantha Farruggia
Young Adult Librarian, x164
Board of Library Trustees
Laurie Whitman
Julie Gies
Vice President
David Swainson
Dorren Gertsen-Briand
Cathy Foster
Karen Snow
Michele Racanelli
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.

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.


To apply for a job at the La Grange Park Public Library, complete the Employment Application and email it to hr@lplibrary.org. You are also invited to fill and submit the Voluntary Applicant Data form.


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 contact Roberta Richter at roberta@lplibrary.org or 708-352-0100 x142.


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. 

2017 Holiday Appeal Donors

Thank you to everyone who gave in response to our Holiday Appeal. If you would like to donate to the library, please ask for a gift envelope at any service desk.

  • Jeffrey & Ann Lee
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michale Sheehan
  • Mrs. Vera Schultz
  • Cheryl Groetsema
  • Mr. & Mrs. Allen Zack
  • Philip & Susan Larson
  • Gail Allport
  • William Gomora
  • Judith Evans
  • Derek & Carol Metcalf
  • Estelle Capps
  • Lee & Louise Dabkey
  • Clifford Egel
  • Kathy & Neal Houcek
  • Mike and Jeannine Dolinski
  • Karen & Robert Frank
  • Cheryl Yuen/Thomas Chin
  • David & Dawn Vanderberg
  • Barbara Rocco
  • Mary J. Mauthe
  • James & Marianne Matthews
  • Jeffrey & Shirley Augustyn
  • Joan Potsch
  • Allison Demes O’Brien
  • Julie Stapel
  • James & Karin Bull
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sabella
  • Ms. Gail Stone
  • Ms. Marian Lynch
  • Michael & Maureen Milligan
  • Lelde & Guntis Ore

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.

Mark your calendar for upcoming Friends of the Library Meetings:
May 15, 2018-cancelled / August 21, 2018 / November 20, 2018

Chipotle Fundraiser June 12

The Friends are having a fundraiser at the La Grange Chipotle, 40 N. La Grange Road, La Grange, on June 12 from 5-9 pm.

Print this flyer, show it to the cashier on your phone or mention the Friends fundraiser and the Friends will receive 50% of the proceeds from your order.  Online orders are not eligible.


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