Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees

Board Information

The Champaign Public Library was established in 1876. The Library is governed by the Board of Trustees of the Champaign Public Library, comprised of nine residents of Champaign, one of whom is a current member of the City Council. The trustees are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for staggered terms of three years. The Board of Trustees establishes policy for the Library and appoints the Library Director, who serves as the Library’s chief executive officer.

The powers of the Board are defined in the Illinois Local Library Act on Trustees (75 ILCS 5/4) and Division 3 of Article V of Chapter 2 of the Champaign Municipal Code of 1985, as amended (Administration – Burnham City Library Board).

The Library Director at 217/403-2050 provides staff support for the Board or email Marsha Grove, Library Director.

Board Members

Member Name Phone Number(s) Term Began Term Expires
Trisha Crowley
1004 Mayfair Rd.   Champaign, IL 61821
D: 217/649-3500
E: 217/649-3500
July 2012 June 2018

Orlando Thomas  
2007 Strand Dr. Champaign, IL  61821
 D:  217-351-3792
E:  217-778-4062
 July 2014  June 2017
Minnie Pearson
1904 Kensington Knoll Drive
Champaign, IL 61822
H: 217/356-4100
June 2004 June 2016
 Martin Wolske        1806 Clover Lane  Champaign, IL  61821  H:  217-840-7434
 Oct 2014  June 2017
Paula Kaufman
1609 Lakeside Drive, Unit A, Chamapign, IL 61821
O: 217/333-0790
H: 217/398-8439
 June 2010 June 2016
Michael J. La Due
1005 South Sixth Street, #28
Champaign, IL 61820
H: 217/367-5536
May 1993 end of Council term
Mark S. Ballard
1004 Foley Ave., Champaign, IL 61820
O: 217/351-2870
H: 217/352-3718
October 2008 June 2018
Peter Newman
2723 Valleybrook Dr. Champaign, IL 61822
 D:  217/244-6802                          E:  217/840-8401
 Jan  2014 June 2016
Member Name Phone Number(s) Meeting Time, Frequency & Term Duration
Marsha Grove, Director
Champaign Public Library
200 W. Green Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Julia Burnham third floor Conference Room at Main Library.April & Octobermeetings are held at Douglass Branch Library.Terms are 3 years except for Council Representative.