Cook Library District Board Seeks Candidates for Spring Election

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A total of three board of trustee seats for the Cook Memorial Public Library District will be up for reelection in April 2017.

Those interested in vying for the four-year term seats are encouraged to pick up an election packet at Cook Park Library in Libertyville, or download a copy through the library district website. Deadline for filing is Dec. 19.

Area voters will choose nonpartisan candidates to fill the spots in the district which includes Cook Park Library in Libertyville, Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills, as well as a bookmobile.

The library district serves 60,000 people in the communities of Libertyville, Green Oaks, Indian Creek, Mettawa, north Vernon Hills, and neighborhoods in the east portion of Mundelein.

Library trustees will attend monthly board meetings at the library and participate in the decision-making process for the district. As stewards of public resources, board members are volunteer public servants who serve in the best interest of the tax payers. Once elected, board members may be nominated to serve as president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer.

Monthly board meetings are open to the public.

For a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot, prospects must file their completed forms with the library’s administration office Dec. 12 – Dec. 19, during regular business hours. Forms will not be accepted after 5 p.m. on Dec. 19.

If interested, contact Gabriella Pantle, assistant to the director, at the Cook Park Library, at 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville; call 847-362-2330 ext. 1101; or email gpantle@cooklib.org.

Packets may also be downloaded at http://www.cooklib.org/index.php/board-of-library-trustees

The election will be held April 4, 2017.

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