River Grove LIbrary needs new Trustees

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Big Al

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 26, 2009
I have seen other libraries and then I see the library in River Grove and I have come with the Conclusion that it is time for the current trustees to go.. They do not have a clue about what a proper modern public libray should be like. They are hurting the residents of River Grove by holding back the library from being the best that it can be. These trustees have been on board for over a decade.. time to go and get some new blood.
george

Tinley Park, IL

#2 Dec 27, 2009
trouble is.. no new people are interested in becoming library trustees.. if the public was really involved and concerned about the quality of the library.. they would consider being library trustees.. but young people today dont want to contribute but sure like to complain
terri

Tinley Park, IL

#3 Dec 27, 2009
sorry to say this.. but eventually I think the library will be closed down...doesnt appear to have too many people interested in keeping it open.
beth ann

Pleasanton, CA

#4 Dec 28, 2009
No no.. I go to the library.. I see a lot of people in the library. It cant close down.
marge

Hinsdale, IL

#5 Dec 29, 2009
People .. start going to the library board meetings and get involved.. if not he library will close down.. Dont you care that there is no library to take your children to.
vince

Mount Prospect, IL

#6 Jan 1, 2012
There will be several openings in 2013.
Big Al wrote:
I have seen other libraries and then I see the library in River Grove and I have come with the Conclusion that it is time for the current trustees to go.. They do not have a clue about what a proper modern public libray should be like. They are hurting the residents of River Grove by holding back the library from being the best that it can be. These trustees have been on board for over a decade.. time to go and get some new blood.
Marge

Chicago, IL

#7 Mar 2, 2012
there was a meeting to discuss building a new library..once again....no one could figure out if this meeting was for the public or for the trustees only. And yet again the disorganization continues. no one knows what is going on ...just so disorganized, no wonder we dont have a new library in all these years... these folks are not on the same page....
Eddy

Chicago, IL

#8 Apr 4, 2012
Yes there will be spots in April of 2013, Michael Prokop (library board president of over 30 years) will be up for re election, as well as Susan Szeszol (the newest trustee) The older trustees are re-elected every year by default since no one runs against them
Eddy

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 4, 2012
Big AL you hit the nail on the head, I would vote for you!!!
Eddy

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 4, 2012
Marge,
That's the point, ALL board of trustee meetings are for the public thanks to the Open Meetings Act, but the board likes to pretend like they are a private club, some members don't want the public to know what they are up to.
Paul

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 10, 2012
Eddy wrote:
Yes there will be spots in April of 2013, Michael Prokop (library board president of over 30 years) will be up for re election, as well as Susan Szeszol (the newest trustee) The older trustees are re-elected every year by default since no one runs against them
that guy has not done anything in 30 years.
Linda

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 10, 2012
That guy who has been on board for 30 years HAS GOT TO GO... There is no evidence of any progress or growth in the library for that long. Just in the last 2 years has the library turned a corner.. and probably because there has been more public interest and pressure. If it wasnt for that, the library would just disappear.

There needs to be more advertising that there are library board meetings and reeelections.

30 years is ridiculous. Just ridiculous. Cant the newer members run for president?
april

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 10, 2012
noticed the library finally has book drops... After 30 years, it has dawned on them that this would be needed... What they heck did they discuss at the board meetings for 30 years?

The Board needs new blood for sure.
april

Chicago, IL

#14 Apr 10, 2012
someone else mentioned this before.. why doesnt the River Grove Library merge with either Franklin Park or Elmwood Park libraries

The fox river grove and Cary libraries are considering it ... why not River Grove?

http://www.nwherald.com/2012/04/05/fox-river-...
medusa

Chicago, IL

#15 Apr 11, 2012
wow... the only positive thing accomplished by this board in 30 years is getting book drops......wow... that is not too productive or ambitious.

I agree... time for a change.. this guy sounds incompetent.
april wrote:
noticed the library finally has book drops... After 30 years, it has dawned on them that this would be needed... What they heck did they discuss at the board meetings for 30 years?
The Board needs new blood for sure.
Rob

Schaumburg, IL

#16 Apr 12, 2012
Marge wrote:
there was a meeting to discuss building a new library..once again....no one could figure out if this meeting was for the public or for the trustees only. And yet again the disorganization continues. no one knows what is going on ...just so disorganized, no wonder we dont have a new library in all these years... these folks are not on the same page....
The trustees' do not want the public to attend the meetings.
Rob

Schaumburg, IL

#17 Apr 12, 2012
medusa wrote:
wow... the only positive thing accomplished by this board in 30 years is getting book drops......wow... that is not too productive or ambitious.
I agree... time for a change.. this guy sounds incompetent.
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There will be two openings next year. The president has been on the board for 30 years.
Rob

Schaumburg, IL

#18 Apr 12, 2012
Linda wrote:
That guy who has been on board for 30 years HAS GOT TO GO... There is no evidence of any progress or growth in the library for that long. Just in the last 2 years has the library turned a corner.. and probably because there has been more public interest and pressure. If it wasnt for that, the library would just disappear.
There needs to be more advertising that there are library board meetings and reeelections.
30 years is ridiculous. Just ridiculous. Cant the newer members run for president?
There will be two openings next year in April. The board president is up. He has been on the board for 30 years.
Rob

Schaumburg, IL

#19 Apr 12, 2012
Eddy wrote:
Marge,
That's the point, ALL board of trustee meetings are for the public thanks to the Open Meetings Act, but the board likes to pretend like they are a private club, some members don't want the public to know what they are up to.
The library meetings are not following the open meetings act. They are upstairs in the apartment. They don't want the public to attend.
Rob

Schaumburg, IL

#20 Apr 12, 2012
Big Al wrote:
I have seen other libraries and then I see the library in River Grove and I have come with the Conclusion that it is time for the current trustees to go.. They do not have a clue about what a proper modern public libray should be like. They are hurting the residents of River Grove by holding back the library from being the best that it can be. These trustees have been on board for over a decade.. time to go and get some new blood.
A decade? Try 30 years - the board president.

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