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Des Plaines Public Library

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees performs many important jobs. They set policies and procedures to ensure that the library is fiscally responsible and responsive to your needs. The board has adopted Vision and Belief Statements to aid in these decisions. The Mayor appoints board members for 3 year terms.


The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. for a board meeting. View the supplemental notice, agenda and meeting notice.

Meetings of the Library Board are open to the public under provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Library Board President has determined that it is not practical or prudent to schedule an in-person meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore, this meeting will be held virtually and in accordance with state statute. 

If a member of the public would like to access the live meeting via electronic remote, they should email to with their name and email address no later than Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm. A recording of the meeting will be published to the library's website within one week, as usual. 



The Board holds its regular monthly Board meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Conference Room, except where noted. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings. You can also watch previous board meetings online.

Meeting Schedule

Here are the upcoming Board of Trustees meetings. View past meetings.

  • September 23, 2021
  • October 21, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • December 16, 2021
  • January 20, 2022
  • February 17, 2022
  • March 17, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • June 16, 2022
  • July 21, 2022

Current Board Members

Dr. Gregory Sarlo, President
Dr. Gregory Sarlo, President
Vincent Rangel, Vice-President
Vincent Rangel, Vice-President
Kristen Graack, Treasurer
Kristen Graack, Treasurer
Nicholas Harkovich
Nicholas Harkovich
Denise Hudec
Denise Hudec
Bruce Lester
Bruce Lester
  Christine Halblander
  Michelle Shimon

Minutes and Financials

We provide the Board's minutes and the library's financial information to help you better understand how we work for you. Visit our Meetings & Minutes page to download the current year's documents.

More information

You can find minutes from past meeting on the Board's archive page. Our data page has other interesting and useful data to download.

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