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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.

Upcoming Board Meeting

The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a regular board meeting. This meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, March 19th (view the cancellation notice). View the agenda and meeting notice.

Pursuant to Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 of March 18, 2020, the meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees on March 26, 2020 at 7 pm will proceed by electronic remote participation.

If a member of the public would like to access the live meeting via telephone, they should email to with their name and telephone number no later than Wednesday, March 25 at 5pm. 

If a member of the public would like to make a public comment, they may email to and the Library Director will read the email aloud at the meeting. Please send your email by Thursday, March 26 at 5 pm.

A recording of the meeting will be published to the library’s website within one week, as usual.

Because of the necessary adjustments due to the coronavirus, the agenda for this meeting is limited to essential library business. Other matters will be raised at subsequent meetings. The public is kindly requested to recognize this situation, and act accordingly.

Download the agenda


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.

  • March 26, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • May 21, 2020
  • June 18, 2020
  • July 16, 2020, 4:00pm meeting time

Current Board Members

Dr. Gregory Sarlo
Dr. Gregory Sarlo, President
Vincent Rangel
Vincent Rangel, Vice-President
Kristen Graack
Kristen Graack, Treasurer
Nicholas Harkovich
Nicholas Harkovich
Denise Hudec
Denise Hudec
Bruce Lester
Bruce Lester
Umair Qadeer
Umair Qadeer
Mindy Capper

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. Vist 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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