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Lombard Library Trustee
Ginger is committed to making the Lombard Library Welcoming & Accessible To YOU!
E-card access for ALL Lombard students to access online library materials.
Guarantee the library will protect freedom of speech and intellectual liberty, rejecting any form of book banning or censorship.
Improve village and library communication around
the uniquely created spaces and materials in the new library.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you want to serve as a Helen Plum Library trustee?
Books and Libraries have been an integral part of my life and one of my biggest passions. Blessed to be able to retire early, I have been looking for a way to give back to the Lombard community that has shown me and my family so much friendship in the last nine years. I am excited to share my knowledge of and affection for the Helen Plum Library with others.
There have been efforts by groups to have books taken off the shelves that these groups deem to be obscene, pornographic or promote an LGBTQ theme. What is your position on this?
There is never a reason to ban or censor books. As a former educator, I know that not all books are suitable for every child, but all books should be available in a public library. Book bans undermine the 1st Amendment and cannot be tolerated. Individuals can make decisions regarding what items to check out for themselves and their families. Libraries are public institutions and should reflect the dynamics of the town. The Helen Plum Library is a community venue that I am passionate about making accessible and welcoming to everyone in the village.
What do you see as a major challenge, or challenges, facing the library as it moves into its new building, and what do you think needs to be done to meet that challenge, or challenges?
Getting people excited and in the door is a big challenge. Many people feel libraries are outdated facilities full of old books-I see a bustling community hub. The new Helen Plum building will have great new spaces for crafting, meetings, places to play games, recording room and a technology room. Communicating all of the great things that are happening at the library and all of the new programs is part of that challenge. The board and library staff have to work hard at outreach to get all of the residents of Lombard in the new building.
Libraries and books have been Ginger's passion all of her life! Ginger graduated from Coe College with a BA in Education. She is a former (ESL/History English Literature) teacher and an avid reader. Ginger lived and taught English in the 90's, in Asia but libraries were not available to her. After this experience, she better understands the full value of library access and benefits to the community. As a second career, she was the finance director for an insurance company.
After moving to Lombard, Ginger served as the Co-Chair of the St. Pius X Gala for two years. She has volunteered at a variety of organizations in DuPage county, including the Lombard Food Pantry. Ginger is a six year York Township Precinct Committeeperson.
Ginger and husband Kevin are 8 year residents of Lombard. Their son, Casey, is currently a student at Suffolk University in Boston. They enjoy traveling and lounging in the back yard with their dogs.
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Early Voting Locations near Lombard
Addison Township Office: 401 N Addison Rd, Addison, IL 60101
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Westmont Public Library: 428 N Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559
Yorktown Center: 330 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148
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