Board of Trustees

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 Ted Bodewes at 708-246-0520 or by email at

Current Members of the Board

For photos and profiles of the Board members, please visit the “Meet Your Trustees” album on Flickr.

2015 Board Calendar
2016 Board Calendar

Note: November and December meetings are combined

Recent Board Minutes

January 27, 2015

 February 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

April 28, 2015

May 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

July 28, 2015

August 25, 2015

September 22, 2015

October 27, 2015

November 26, 2015

January 26, 2016

February 23, 2016

March 15, 2016

April 26, 2016

May 24, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 26, 2016

August  23, 2016