Library Board

Library operating policies are set by the Board of Trustees.

Library Board Members  2015-2016


Claudette Zobel – 2017

7575 Lake Street #2B

River Forest, IL 60305-1863




Thomas Smedinghoff – 2017

823 William Street

River Forest, IL 60305-1454




Kevin Crowell – 2017

227 Thatcher

River Forest, IL 60305-2030




Katherine Bevan -2021

219 Gale

River Forest, IL 60305-2010



Alice Calabrese-Berry -2021

719 William

River Forest, IL 60305-1925



Deborah Hill – 2017

908 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305


Joan O’Connor – 2019

351 Thatcher

River Forest, IL 60305-2031



Library Board Meeting Schedule

The Board of Trustees holds its regular meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the library, 735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL. The public is always invited to attend these meetings unless otherwise announced.

For the most current schedule of Board meetings, or to view current and past meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Board Minutes Archive page.

Procedure for Future Interested Trustees

Thank you for your interest in joining the River Forest Public Library Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees would welcome a statement of interest, via email, to our Board President, as listed on our web-site, under the tab, About the Library, Library Board. Additionally, we invite you to attend a library board meeting. The Board meets every third Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Library.

• Governance
• Policies
• Employ and Evaluate Library Director
• Comply with legal state requirements , including annual filing of Cook County Statement of Economic Interest
• Advocacy

• Adopt (and revise) policies to govern library programs and operations
• Adopt Annual Budget and approve monthly warrants
• Participate in annual Director evaluation
• Support our three – five year Strategic Plan and its implementation
• Prepare for and attend library board meetings and committee meetings

Procedure for Interested Future Trustees Microsoft Word Document