Serve and Support Your Library -- Join the McHenry Public Library District Board of Trustees

McHenry Public Library Seeks Candidates for Board Elections

The McHenry Public Library District will have three trustee positions up for election in the April 4, 2023, consolidated election. 

The terms for the positions are as follows:

  • Six-year expired term
  • Six-year expired term
  • Two-year unexpired term


If you support your library and would like to get more involved in your community, please consider this volunteer opportunity.  Trustees are volunteer public servants who live in the library's district and are registered voters. Their responsibilities include hiring the library director; establishing written policy; securing adequate funding; approving the budget; providing and maintaining facilities, resources, and services; helping develop and approve the library's long-range plan; helping promote and advocate for the library; attending regular monthly meetings; and participating in opportunities for continuing education.

If interested, you can pick up a filing courtesy packet at the library’s front desk or download the packet here. 

Candidates should consult the 2023 State of Illinois’ Candidate’s Guide for all information regarding becoming a Public Library District Board-Trustee Candidate.
The guide can be viewed in its entirety by visiting the ‘Running for Office’ Section of the Illinois State Board of Elections website at:

The State Board of Elections also has an introductory video on the process of running for office on their YouTube channel found here:


For more information, please call the library at (815) 385-0036 and ask to speak to Director Lesley Jakacki. The McHenry Public Library has been in existence since 1936 and is located at 809 Front St. in McHenry.