Apply to Become a Library Board Trustee

The Library Board of Trustees of the Broadview Public Library District seeks to fill a vacant board seat. District libraries are self-governed by a seven member elected Board of Trustees, however this vacancy will be filled by appointment. A regular term is six years, and the terms are staggered. This vacancy will serve through May 2019. The trustees meet on the 4th Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted or special meetings are called.

Trustees voluntarily serve in this position with no compensation, though may be reimbursed for certain expenses while fulfilling duties. Trustees are expected to avoid conflicts of interest between private pursuits and official responsibilities. Trustees must file annually a Statement of Economic Interest with the Cook County Ethics Office.

Trustee duties include, but are not limited to, being an advocate for the Library to the community; meeting attendance and participation; serving on subcommittees, as applicable; and providing financial and strategic direction in conjunction with the Executive Director. The Illinois State Library provides the Trustee Facts File, which outlines common and expected trustee responsibilities. The document can be found at:


1. Be a Broadview, IL resident
2. Be a registered voter at the Broadview, IL address
3. Be current in payment of all library levied taxes
4. Have no convictions

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest and current resume in care of the Library Board of Trustees to the Executive Director, Keisha Hester, at, or drop off the information in person at the Customer Service Desk of the Library.
Term Expiration: May 2019. Upon term expiration, this member will need to run for election to fill the remainder of the original term, which ends in May 2021. Information on running for election can be found at the Cook County Clerk website,

Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Board expects to review resumes in early September and invite selected candidates to interview on September 28, 2017 at the regular board meeting.

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Holiday Closing: Independence Day

The Broadview Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

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Free Lunch at the Library for Kids 18 and Younger

Starting today, June 14th, and running through Friday, August 4th, the Broadview Library will be hosting a free lunch program for kids age 18 and younger. The lunches will be available from noon to 1:00 pm. The lunches are provided through the USDA.

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Automatic Renewal Coming Soon!

Starting in mid-June, eligible items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.) will renew automatically, giving you more peace of mind as well as more time with library materials.

Here’s how it works:

♦ Two days before the due date, eligible items will automatically renew.
♦ Cardholders who have an email address listed on their account will get an email letting them know which items were automatically renewed, and which were not.
♦ Cardholders can sign up for email notifications by asking a staff member in person at the library, or by calling 708-345-1325 X10.
♦ Cardholders can always check due dates for all items using the “My Account” tab in the catalog.

If you have any questions about this change, please give us a call at 708-345-1325 x10, or ask at the library’s main desk.

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Summer Reading Is Here!

The Broadview Public Library District launches its Reading by Design summer reading program on Wednesday, June 14th. During summer reading the library will host a range of free activities for kids and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching reading goals throughout the summer reading program.

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. Libraries are committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families for the summer and all year round!

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please call 708-345-1325 x15 or ask at one of the library’s service desks.

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Memorial Day Closing

The Broadview Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of Memorial Day. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

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Holiday Closing

The Broadview Public Library will be closed Friday, April 5, 2017, in observance of Good Friday. The Library will reopen on its normal schedule on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. We wish you all a happy holiday weekend.

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Sign up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who have not yet entered Kindergarten. To sign up:

1. Register at the Youth Services. Registration is open all year.
2. Choose a method to record each book (in a spiral notebook, online, check off or initial using a book list, etc.)
3. Collect small prizes starting at the 100th level.

Need help finding new books? Ask at Youth Services or Reference Desk. You may also request a book list of reading recommendations.

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Closing for In-service Training

The Broadview Library will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 17th, for staff training. The Library will reopen on Saturday morning at its normal time of 10:00 AM.


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Wham! Pow! Bam! Images in Black & White (and Three Primary Colors)

Monday, February 27 | 7 pm – 8:30 pm | Community Room

Have you watched the Netflix series Luke Cage, featuring
an African-American superhero? Did you know that there are many more and have been for years? Attend this talk given by Dr. Quincy Johnson which portrays a semi-serious/semi-critical look at the depictions of African-Americans and other People of Color in comic books and other entertainment. There will be laughs, gasps and guffaws because that is how comic books affect the child in all of us!

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