Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Thomas Ford Board of Trustees meetings, usually held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month, are open to the public. Check our Calendar of Events for the next meeting.

The Board of Trustees is composed of seven members who are elected to four-year terms. To serve, candidates must live in the village of Western Springs and be of voting age.

Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees include:

  • selecting and hiring a qualified Library Director
  • ensuring that the Library has funds and a budget
  • developing (with the Library Director) written policies, long and short range plans, and wage classifications
  • knowing local, state, and federal laws that pertain to libraries
  • attending monthly board meetings and other events

To inquire about becoming a member of the Board of Trustees, contact Anne Kozak at 708-246-0520 or by email at

Current Members of the Board

2013-2014 Board Calendar

[*Note date combining November and December meetings]

Recent Board Minutes

April 23, 2013

May 28, 2013

June 25, 2013

July 23, 2013

August 27, 2013

September 24, 2013

October 22, 2013

November 20 2013 *combined November/December meeting

January 28, 2014

February 25, 2014

March 18, 2014

April 22, 2014

May 27, 2014

June 24, 2014

July 22, 2014

August 26, 2014

September 23, 2014