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. 

  • January 15, 2020

    • Agenda / Minutes / Statistics

  • February 19, 2020

    • Agenda / Minutes / Statistics

Committee of the Whole Meetings

  • January 21, 2020

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



Apply by January 27, 2020 by emailing your resume and cover letter to HR@lplibrary.org

The La Grange Park Public Library is seeking a part-time Marketing Coordinator who is passionate about promoting library services. This employee ensures the library sends a clear, consistent message to patrons and the community through multiple marketing channels. The ideal candidate is an open-minded, creative, and internally motivated individual who works well independently while still able to make valuable contributions in team environments.


We highly value a sense of humor, a strong work ethic, and a desire to foster a welcoming, inclusive environment for patrons and staff.


Evening and weekend work may be required. Access to transportation for limited travel throughout the community will be necessary.


28 hours per week; salary range starts at $18.50/hour and is negotiable based on experience


Benefits include enrollment in IMRF pension as well as pro-rated, paid vacation, sick, and personal time


Primary Responsibilities

  • Publicity: markets library materials, services, and events; coordinates publication of brochures, newsletter, and e-newsletter; assists with production of signage/posters, flyers, etc.; leads social media efforts; helps maintain the website
  • Engagement: coordinates and participates in community outreach and assists with in-house activities, such as special events, open houses, and fundraising
  • Strategic Plan Integration: develops an annual plan of objectives and activities based on the library’s strategic plan; creates strategies to measure the effectiveness of communication efforts and engagement; remains on the cutting edge of marketing methods and tools


Performance Expectations

  • Ability to successfully engage in news writing, web writing, copy editing, social media, content management systems (preferably WordPress), and basic graphic design (Adobe Creative Suite, Canva)
  • Interest and experience in strategic development and implementation
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, working with different populations and teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all ages, in English; ability to speak effectively with the public



  • BA with a focus on Marketing, Communications, or related field
  • Minimum 1 year of marketing/communications experience



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