To contact the board:

Email, or send communication via postal mail to:
The Trustees ICO Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Swapna Gigani headshot
Swapna Gigani

Term expires August 31, 2027
Carissa Doughtery headshot
Carissa Dougherty

Term expires August 31, 2024
David Humphreys headshot
David Humphreys

Term expires August 31, 2025
Barnali Khuntia headshot
Barnali Khuntia

Term expires August 31, 2026
Kim Stapleton headshot
Marti Sladek

Term expires August 31, 2029
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Vacant Seat

The Downers Grove Village Council will appoint the next Trustee

About the Board 

The Board of Library Trustees provides general oversight of the Downers Grove Public Library. The Board consists of six community members appointed by the Village Council for six-year terms, without monetary compensation.  

View the board bylaws

The public is invited to attend library board meetings, which are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room. Minutes are posted after they are approved at the following month's board meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 

January 24
February 28
March 20 - held at the Village Chambers
April 24, 6 p.m. - held at the Village Chambers
May 22 - held at the Village Chambers
June 26

July 24
August 28
September 25
October 23
November 13
December 11 


Public Comment Rules

The meetings of the Downers Grove Public Library Board of Library Trustees are open to members of the public, pursuant to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that interested parties representing various points of view are allowed time to present their views while permitting the Board to conduct their meetings in an efficient and effective manner. These rules govern public participation during the Public Comment agenda item in meetings of the DGPL Board of Trustees.

  1. Minutes are a summary of the Board’s discussions and actions, therefore public comments and written materials submitted by the public may not be reflected verbatim in the minutes. Video recordings of meetings provide access to the full content of public comments.
  2. All public comments will only be heard during the Public Comment Agenda Item.
  3. All public comments should be directed to the Board of Library Trustees.
  4. The Board requests that members of the public limit their comments to three minutes. A maximum of five minutes per speaker and 30 minutes total for Public Comment are allowed. The Board President shall have the discretion to modify these time limits.
  5. The Board requests that individuals limit repetitive comments and any group appoints one speaker to present the views of the entire group.
  6. Visitors to meetings must adhere to all behavior guidelines in the Library’s Code of Conduct. If a visitor engages in prohibited conduct, the Board President may prohibit further comment at the specific meeting or may ask the visitor to leave the meeting.
  7. The Board President shall have the authority to determine procedural matters regarding public participation not otherwise defined here.

Agendas & Minutes