The Library is is under the control and management of Board of Trustees consisting of seven members.  The board members are elected to staggered 4-year terms by those living within the Chatham Area Public Library District Boundaries. 
Board of Trustees
Michael Roubitchek, President
Term ends April 2021
Christine Westerlund, Vice-President
Term ends April 2023
Leslie Ross, Secretary
Term ends April 2023
Eric Bolinger
Term ends April 2021
John Moore
Term ends April 2021
Chelsey Moore
Term ends April 2021
Dan Holden
Term ends April 2023
Amy Byers, Library Director
Contact the Chatham Area Library Board: [email protected]


Board Meeting Dates

Board Meeting Dates

July 20, 2020 - 7:00 pm

August 17,2020 - 7:00 pm

September 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm

October 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm

November 16, 2020 - 7:00 pm

January 18, 2021 - 7:00 pm

February 15, 2021 - 7:00 pm -- Meeting Canceled due to poor weather

February 22, 2021 - 7:00 pm -- Meeting Rescheduled from 2.15.21 due to poor weather

March 15, 2021 - 7:00 pm

April 19, 2021 - 7:00 pm

May 17, 2021 - 7:00 pm

June 21, 2021 - 7:00 pm


FOIA Requests

FOIA Requests

Access to Library District’s Public Records

Records Maintained Under Control of the Library

Certain types of information maintained by us are exempt from inspection and copying. The following types or categories of records are maintained under our control and are available for public inspection:
  • Monthly financial statements
  • Annual receipts and disbursements reports
  • Budget and appropriation ordinances
  • Levy ordinances
  • Operating budgets
  • Annual audits
  • Minutes of the Board of Trustees
  • Library policies
  • Annual reports to the Illinois State Library
The following records are available for public review at any time at the Library and on the Library's website:

Request for Information and Public Records

Records are available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Chatham Area Public Library District Administrative Office, 600 East Spruce Street, Chatham, IL 62629

or [email protected] 

Access to Library District’s Public Records

The following procedures shall be followed when a person seeks access to information under the provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.).
  • Requests to inspect Library District records shall be submitted in writing to the Library District or designee in person, by email, fax or mail.  The Library District shall either comply with or deny written request for public records within five working days.  Under circumstances specified in Section 3 of the Act, the time for responding may be extended by not more than five working days.
  • Inspection shall not be allowed when records are in immediate use by persons exercising official duties that require use of the records
  • Requests must specify Library District records with reasonable particularity to avoid inefficient use of staff time in retrieving and preparing records for inspection
  • Should the requested records be classified as exempt but contain information which is not exempt, the Library Administrator or designee shall redact the exempt material and release the remaining information for inspection and copying.
  • The Library Administrator or designee shall be present during inspection or copying of Library District records.
  • Upon Request, copies of the requested Library District public records shall be produced at the time of inspection.  A fee, which is reasonably calculated to reimburse the Library District for the actual costs of reproducing and certifying the public records, may be charged. There is a $1.00 charge for each certification of records. There is no charge for the first fifty (50) pages of black and white text either letter or legal size; There is a $.15 per page charge for copied records in excess of 50 pages; The actual copying cost of color copies and other sized copies will be charged.
  • If the records are kept in electronic format, you may request a specific format and if feasible, they will be so provided, but if not, they will be provided either in the electronic format in which they are kept (and you would be required to pay the actual cost of the medium only, i.e. disc, diskette, tape, etc.) or in paper as you select.