St. Charles Public Library District seeks candidates for three trustee seats

Updated 10/9/2020 6:19 PM

The St. Charles Public Library District is looking for dedicated library advocates in the community. The library has three open trustee seats in the upcoming 2021 Consolidated Election to be held on April 6, 2021. The seats are for a regular six-year term which begins June 2021 at the biannual board meeting.

The board of trustees is responsible for the stewardship of the St. Charles Public Library, as the board sets the tax levy, budget, policies, and is an advocate for the library in the community. Trustees serve on a volunteer basis and are asked to attend monthly board meetings in addition to occasional committee meetings.


The board of trustees meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Support and training is provided by the library's director for those who are considering and would be new to this role.

Elected members to the board of trustees will have the exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the St. Charles Public Library and guide it into the next generation, including playing a central role in the library's $18.6 million renovation project.

The responsibilities and duties of elected members to the board of trustees are as follows:

• Prepare for, attend and engage in monthly board meetings;

• Spend at least 1-2 hours outside of board meetings conducting a variety of library business (including, but not limited to writing and responding to email, attending professional development programs, reviewing meeting packets, and attending committee meetings as scheduled);

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• Be knowledgeable about the goals, plans, history, and future of the library;

• Represent the library in community events;

• Have a sincere commitment to the purpose and mission of the library;

• Be informed about library issues through state and national library organizations; and

• Be an advocate for the library in the community;

To be eligible, you must be a registered voter residing in the library district.

If you are interested in learning more, contact Director Edith G. Craig at

Petition packets are available at the library's temporary location, 305 S. Ninth St., St. Charles, and on the library website at Completed packets are due by Monday, Dec. 21. At least 50 signatures are required for submission.

The Kane County Election Commission can assist with questions about precincts or elections. The commission can be reached at (630) 232-5990 or

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