Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – November 28, 2023

Public Meeting Notice

The November 28, 2023 meeting of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors will be hosted in person at the Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park . Entry into the branch will be granted at 8:45 a.m.

Public Comment

  • Written statements are the preferred method of public comment and will be accepted up to 24 hours in advance of the meeting at
  • Members of the public and staff that attend the meeting in person will be granted an opportunity to speak towards the end of the meeting.
  • Selected speakers will be provided with up to 2 minutes of comment.


November 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m.

Blackstone, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave

  1. Welcome to the Blackstone Library (info only)
  2. Approval of minutes for the May 16, 2023 and October 11, 2023 meetings (action required)
  3. 2024 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule (action required)
  4. Administration and Finance Report (info only)
  5. Policy Recommendation Re: Library Card Replacement Fee (action required)
  6. Policy Recommendation Re: CPL Equity Policy (action required)
  7. Budget Update/Kelly Fund Approval (action required)
  8. Programming Update (info only)
  9. Operations and Facilities Report (info only)
  10. Commissioner’s Report (info only)
    • The Obama Branch: Find Your Voice and Bring Change Home
    • Fostering Equity in Neighborhood Library Staffing
    • Enhancing the Chicago Public Library Experience
  11. Chicago Public Library Foundation Report (info only)
  12. Other Business
  13. Public Comment

Next Board meeting: TBA