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Acorn Public Library 15624 S. Central Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452-3204
Hours of Operation Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact Us 708.687.3700 ph. 708.687.3712 fax acorn@acornlibrary.org  

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Board of Trustees

Board Agenda/Minutes

Mission Statement and Strategic Plan

Budget

Staff

Organizational Structure

Policies

Library Information

The Acorn Public Library District is located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and serves a population of almost 38,000 in the communities of Oak Forest, Crestwood, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Orland Hills, and Midlothian. It provides books, programming, audiovisual materials, music, electronic databases, and computer use for its patrons.

Administration

Director Eric Werthmann

ACORN PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
15624 South Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL  60452-3204
Phone: 708-687-3700
Fax: 708-687-3712
Email: acorn@acornlibrary.org

Holiday Closings

New Year’s Eve New Year's Day
Presidents' Day Memorial Day
Independence Day Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Christmas Day

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room on the upper level. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED! A schedule of regular board meetings for 2014 is available here.

President Bradley Duff-Hudkins
Treasurer Sheryl Halwax
Secretary James J. Richmond
Trustees
Jacqueline Muscarella Victoria Lamm
Kim Duffy Paula Korzonek

Board Agenda and Minutes

2014

January Agenda | Minutes
February Agenda | Minutes
March: Special Meeting Agenda | Minutes
March Agenda | Minutes
April Agenda | Minutes
May Agenda | Minutes
June Agenda | Minutes
July Agenda | Minutes
August Agenda | Minutes
September Agenda | Minutes
October Agenda | Minutes
November Agenda | Minutes
December Agenda | Minutes

2013

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February Agenda | Minutes
March Agenda | Minutes
April Agenda | Minutes
May Agenda | Minutes
June: meeting canceled Agenda | Minutes
June: rescheduled Agenda | Minutes
July Agenda | Minutes
July: Special Agenda | Minutes
August Agenda | Minutes
September Agenda | Minutes
September: Public Hearing Agenda | Minutes
October Agenda | Minutes
November Agenda | Minutes
December Agenda | Minutes

2012

January Agenda | Minutes
February Agenda | Minutes
March Agenda | Minutes
March (Special) Agenda | Minutes
April Agenda | Minutes
August Agenda | Minutes
August (Special) Agenda | Minutes
September Agenda | Minutes
September (Public Hearing) Agenda | Minutes
October Agenda | Minutes
November (Public Hearing) Agenda |Minutes
November Agenda | Minutes
December Agenda | Minutes

2011

January Agenda | Minutes
February Agenda | Minutes
March Agenda | Minutes
April Agenda | Minutes
June Agenda | Minutes
June (Special) Agenda | Minutes
July Agenda | Minutes
August Agenda | Minutes
August (Special) Agenda | Minutes
September Agenda | Minutes
September (Public Hearing) Agenda | Minutes
October Agenda | Minutes
October (Committee) Agenda | Minutes
October (Committee) Agenda | Minutes
November (Committee) Agenda | Minutes
November (Public Hearing) Agenda | Minutes
November Agenda | Minutes
December Agenda | Minutes

Fund Raising Committee Agenda and Minutes

2011

April Agenda | Minutes

Mission Statement and Strategic Plan

Acorn Public Library District provides public access to books, digital resources, public programs and gathering spaces. The Library acts as a vital, inspiring and responsive center of lifelong learning that meets the educational, recreational, cultural, and informational needs of its diverse community.

Strategic Plan 2014-2016

Our Values

We Believe in:

Respect

We are courteous and kind to all of our patrons and to each other.

Innovation

We anticipate and embrace change in order to respond to the needs of the community.

A Welcoming Environment

We provide an attractive, safe space for patrons and employees.

Good Stewardship

We use our resources efficiently, responsibly and effectively.

Excellence

We combine our expertise with creativity and passion when serving our patrons.

Budget

Please see our

BUDGET AND APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE

and

CERTIFICATE OF ESTIMATED REVENUES.

 

Staff

Acorn Public Library has 25 total employees. Eight employees are full-time and 17 are part-time.

 

Organizational Structure

Organizational Structure

 

Library Policies

 

Financial Compensation

Illinois Public Act 97-0609 states that, “an IMRF employer must post the total compensation package for each employee receiving a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 a year.” At the current time, the Acorn Public Library District does not have any employees that fall within the scope of this act. Should this change, the Library will post the total compensation package of any applicable employees here.