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River Forest Public Library River Forest Public Library

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees generally holds its regular meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM at the River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Board of Trustees will conduct their regular meetings via Zoom while adhering to the requirements of IL Senate Bill 2135.

The public is always invited to attend these meetings. Check the calendar for dates. Board members are elected for four-year terms in consolidated April elections.

The River Forest Library Board of Trustees will have two, 4 year terms on the ballot for the April 2021 election. We invite interested residents to attend a Library Board meeting to learn more about the Trustee role. Candidates who are seeking information about filing dates, general requirements for filing, and specific requirements may consult the State of Illinois 2021 Candidates Guide.   Please contact Emily Compton-Dzak, Library Director at 708-366-5205 ext. 319 if you have any additional questions.


Contact a Trustee

Deborah Hill, President (term ends April 2023)

Katherine Bevan, Vice President (term ends April 2021)

Tom Smedinghoff, Treasurer (term ends April 2023)

James Hopkinson, Secretary (term ends April 2025)

Alice Calabrese-Berry (term ends April 2021)

Eleanor Long (term ends April 2023)

Karen Stierwalt (term ends April 2025)

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Download upcoming meeting agendas and past agendas and meetings minutes.