Articles filed under Sugar Grove Public Library

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  • Lawmakers, here’s a bill you really could get behind Jan 6, 2013 7:24 AM
    Yes, there are more pressing issues in Springfield, but would it be asking too much for a law requiring candidates for public office to list their email addresses on their nominating petitions, asks DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis.

  • Sugar Grove library to expand hours next year Dec 14, 2012 3:11 PM
    Sugar Grove library trustees have voted to expand the library's hours from 41 to 50 hours a week. The changes will take effect on Jan. 2 and also will include special drive-up hours on Mondays.

  • Sugar Grove library trustee resigns; longer hours considered Nov 23, 2012 11:06 AM
    Sugar Grove Public Library trustees are looking for a new board member to serve through the spring 2013 election after Trustee Julie Wilson tendered her resignation earlier this month because she is going back to college next year. Also, officials are surveying residents about whether to expand library hours.

  • Carol Stream library board selects interim director Aug 16, 2012 4:37 PM
    Marilyn Boria already helped quell tempers at the Sugar Grove Public Library when its board of trustees hired her as interim director after ousting its director last year. Now Boria will be tasked with doing the same in Carol Stream, where the library board voted Wednesday to hire her until it can find a permanent replacement for Ann Kennedy, whose controversial firing has also set off tempers in and around the library and village.

  • Carol Stream library considering firms for director search Aug 2, 2012 1:49 PM
    The Carol Stream Public Library board is set to pick from two search firms to help find a new library director. Either firm, once selected, is also expected to recommend candidates for interim director. The board on Wednesday held off hiring either consultant — Alice Calabrese Berry or Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates — until representatives make a formal presentation to the board about their qualifications and services they would provide.

  • New library director comes from Itasca, starts next week May 2, 2012 5:06 PM
    A reference librarian from the Itasca Library has been hired as the Sugar Grove Library director. The hiring comes nine months after the library board fired the previous director.

  • Sugar Grove library settles with former director Jan 30, 2012 3:21 PM
    Sugar Grove Library Trustees agree to pay former Library Director Beverly Holmes Hughes, who was fired in July 2011 after 21 years, a lump sum of $37,500. This is in addition to some $16,100 paid to her for unused sick time and personal days.

  • Settlement could be near for fired Sugar Grove library director Jan 25, 2012 4:26 PM
    The Sugar Grove Library board is working on a "mutual release and settlement agreement" regarding its dismissal last summer of library director Beverly Holmes Hughes.

  • Forum on hiring new library director attracts few people Dec 11, 2011 7:30 AM
    Few people attended a forum Saturday about what the Sugar Grove Library needs in a new director. Llibrary critic Pat Graceffa said people told her all week that attending would be a waste of time, as they believe the board has disregarded the public's desires for months

  • Sugar Grove Library to cut hours from schedule Dec 9, 2011 6:26 PM
    The Sugar Grove Library will be open even fewer hours come Jan. 1, closing an hour earlier three nights a week. The move was made to save several thousand dollars, as the board looks for ways to fix a financial situation its treasurer has called "quite serious."

  • Sugar Grove Library board to discuss director search Nov 30, 2011 4:48 PM
    What kind of library director does the Sugar Grove Library need? The library board will discuss the matter with a search consultant at a special meeting Thursday night. The board is looking for a replacement for the director it fired in July.

  • No mediation between Sugar Grove Library board, fired director, after all Oct 28, 2011 5:16 PM
    There will be no mediation after all between the Sugar Grove Library board and the director it fired this summer. The board reversed itself Thursday night, to the dismay of protesters who earlier in the evening had thanked it for trying to work things out to bring the director back. "I''m just ashamed to be a part of this library board," said Trustee Anthony Oliver.

  • Sugar Grove Library asks ex-director to mediation over differences Oct 17, 2011 6:24 PM
    The Sugar Grove Library board will try to work out its differences with fired director Beverly Holmes Hughes. One of the trustees who fired her voted last Thursday to try mediation.

  • Sugar Grove Library treasurer: ‘Difficult choices’ ahead Oct 8, 2011 8:20 AM
    The Sugar Grove Library has tabled talks of hiring a search firm to find a new library director. Several trustees say the library can't afford the fees, as legal bills and costs of an interim director mount.

  • Sugar Grove Library board adopts budget — real or not Sep 23, 2011 5:30 AM
    The Sugar Grove Library board approved a 2011-12 budget of more than 41.9 million Thursday night, while allowing that they don't have much information on how the library did on spending for the last fiscal year, which ended June 30. With the firing of its director in July, paying bills and compiling monthly and year-to-date financial reports has fallen on the board treasurer and two interim directors.

  • Sugar Grove library board critic fills trustee spot Sep 9, 2011 4:30 AM
    The Sugar Grove Library Board managed to unanimously pick a replacement trustee that drew applause from its vociferous critics Thursday night. Library construction expert Anthony Oliver, who had criticized the board for firing longtime director Beverly Holmes Hughes, fills the spot vacated by Sabrina Malano.

  • Sugar Grove library still arguing over firing director Aug 26, 2011 6:31 AM
    Tempers continue to flare at Sugar Grove Library meetings over the firing of the library's director. Trustee Bill Durrenberger accused President Joan Roth of hiding info, Roth offered to cover the director's salary and more than 40 residents demanded officials resign.

  • Sugar Grove Library statement fails to please critics Aug 26, 2011 4:49 PM
    The Sugar Grove Library board Thursday released a statement about the firing of the former director and it disappointed the critics. “Shame! Shame on you!" they cried out after the meeting to selected trustees.

  • Sugar Grove Library president to hire new interim director Aug 19, 2011 5:29 AM
    The Sugar Grove Library board Wednesday gave its president permission to hire another interim library director. And a trustee's wife has stepped forward, saying she wants to resurrect the Sugar Grove Library Friends.

  • Interim director quitting Sugar Grove Library Aug 15, 2011 5:48 PM
    Not only does the Sugar Grove Library not have a director, it won't have an interim director by the end of the week, as she is quitting. And one of the trustees opposed to the firing of the former director has come out with what he thinks are the reasons she was let go, and criticized fellow trustees for not speaking out for themselves.

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