Bellwood Library Board Approves Historic 3-Year Strategic Plan

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:25 p.m.

During a Sept. 10 regular meeting, the Bellwood Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved what is likely the library’s first-ever strategic plan. Board members Michael Horton and Deborah Giles was absent.

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Once Allies, Bellwood Library Board Members Now At Odds Over Policy Differences

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Two years ago, Dorothy Clark-Smith and Deborah Giles were the underdogs on the Bellwood Library Board of Trustees. The majority of the board members led by then-board president Mary Clements seemed determined to try to exclude them from meetings while making a series of controversial decisions — including having board member J.B. Carr vote for her own replacement after she officially resigned.

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