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Become a Library Trustee

If you’re passionate about public libraries, becoming a Cook Memorial Public Library District Board of Trustees member is a great way to serve your community! Voters will pick candidates to fill four 4-year terms and one 2-year term at the consolidated election on April 4, 2023.


  • a registered voter
  • a resident of the Library District for at least one year prior to the election
  • be at least 18 years of age at the time of the consolidated election on April 4, 2023


Library trustees attend all regular monthly meetings and special meetings of the board, as well as one or more board committee meetings as necessary. They participate in the decision-making process for the district, including the establishment of library policies and goals and monitor the budget and expenses. As stewards of public resources, board members are public servants who serve in the best interest of the community. Trustee positions are nonpartisan.

How to Run

Download a Petition Packet

Petition packets also available at:

  • Aspen Drive Library and Cook Park Library reference desks during library hours.
  • Lake County Clerk’s office

Petition papers must be filed with the Library’s Administration Office at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Libertyville beginning Monday, December 12, 2022 through Monday, December 19, 2022 during regular business hours; Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Want to learn more?

Contact the Library Director, the Lake County Clerk or the Illinois State Board of Elections.