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Join the Library Board!

We will have 4 seats for the Board of Trustees open for the consolidated election on April 4, 2023. All of the seats are for full four-year terms ending in April 2027. The seven-person Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall operations of the library by overseeing the Library Director, approving budgets and setting policies. Time commitments include monthly board meetings and occasional committee meetings as well as generally advocating for the Library within the community.

Candidate packets may be picked up during normal administration hours
(Monday – Friday, 9am–5pm) from now until Monday, December 19, 2022

 To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Be a registered voter.
  • Have resided in the Library District for at least one year before filing their petition for nomination.
  • Not be delinquent in paying real estate taxes or have other indebtedness to the Library District.
  • Not have a conviction for any felony or infamous crime.

Petitions must include:

  • At least 50 signatures from registered voters who reside within the Library District
  • A receipt from the County Clerk indicating that a Statement of Economic Interests has been filed for this office.

Petitions may be filed during normal administration hours between
Monday, Dec. 12, at 9am and Monday, Dec. 17, 2022 at 5pm
at the Library’s Administration Offices.

For more information please contact administration.

Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees of the Fremont Public Library District meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00pm on the second floor of the library. The meetings are open to the public. For more information about attending a meeting or to hear more about minutes from a past meeting, fill out the form below to contact Administration.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Minutes for board meetings are not posted until they are approved by the board, usually at the following regular monthly meeting.

November 17, 2022 Agenda
Truth in Taxation Hearing: 5:45pm on 11/17 Agenda
October 20, 2022 Agenda
B&A Hearing: 5:45pm on Sept. 15, 2022 Agenda
September 15, 2022 Minutes
August 18, 2022 Minutes
July 21, 2022 Minutes


Steve Hoenig

Steve Hoenig


Term expires April 2023

President sits on all committees.

Amber Reid-Schwenk


Vice President

Term expires April 2023

Finance Committee

Personnel Committee Chair

Laurie MacKay



Term expires April 2025

Facilities Committee

Finance Committee Chair

Brenda Pathmann



Term expires April 2023

Personnel Committee

Policy Committee Chair

Jay Kasten



Term expires April 2025

Personnel Committee

Policy Committee

Jodie Nalezny



Term expires April 2025

Facilities Committee Chair

Finance Committee

Sharon Smogor



Term expires April 2023

Facilities Committee

Policy Committee



This committee is responsible for direction concerning not only the needs of the current facility but also those involved with a potential new facility. This could include decisions involving site selection, site feasibility studies, etc., and would serve as the de facto building committee at such time as construction is started.


This committee's responsibility is to oversee and recommend action to the board on matters of budget/finance and insurance. To view more financial records, go to our Transparency page.


The Personnel Committee will work in concert with the library director in developing strategies for salary raises, benefit changes, etc. It may also consult with the library director and the president from time to time on personnel issues.

Policy and Planning

Primary responsibilities include policy approval, programs and events, and the annual review/revision of the Strategic Direction.

We have posted on our website our Library Policies.

Administrative Policies are listed below.

About the Library Board

Seven elected officals sit on the Library Board of Trustees. Their responsibilities include establishing policy and overseeing finances for a growing district library to meet the needs of a diverse community. The Fremont Public Library District consists of parts of nine villages, encompassing all of Fremont Township and part of western Libertyville Township.

Contact the Board

An email contact form is provided for your convenience.

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