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Mt. Prospect library welcomes new member to board of trustees

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The Mount Prospect Public Library Board of Trustees has a new member -- 18-year village resident Sylvia Fulk.

Fulk replaces former Trustee Barbara Burns, who resigned in January because she was moving out of Mount Prospect. Fulk will serve until the municipal election in 2015.

In its most recent newsletter, the library said Fulk, who has experience in the investment and banking industries, will bring financial expertise to the board. She'll also bring a devotion to libraries that stretches back to her childhood in Chicago, the newsletter said.

"My mom took us to the Saturday storytime program at the Chicago Public Library," Fulk wrote in her application for the trustee post. "All of these cherished memories and positive library experiences have contributed to the person I am today."

The library board comprises seven elected members who set policy for the library, approve the budget and evaluate the library's executive director. The board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the library, 10 S. Emerson St.

You can learn more about the board and the library in general by visiting or following the library's new Twitter account, @MPPLib.

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