The Board of Trustees meets at 7:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held in the Board Room located on the second floor. The public is welcome to attend. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Mary A. Prosser, President
Candace McCreary, Vice President & Treasurer
Eva Porter, Secretary
Sherri Harry, Trustee
Bonnie Hulke, Trustee
Ann Kennedy, Trustee
Asad Khan, Trustee
Katelynn Condrea, Student Trustee
We appreciate and value the time and effort given by our volunteers. We are always accepting applications for new volunteers. Fill out a Poplar Creek Public Library District Volunteer Application and return it to the Reception Desk located on the second floor.The library strives to place every applicant; however, volunteer opportunities are limited. Volunteers will be contacted as opportunities become available and scheduled as needed.
Welcome to the Marlene Deuel Art Gallery
The Marlene Deuel Art Gallery was a launched to provide valuable exhibition space for local artists and provide cultural enrichment to patrons of the Library. Large works are featured in our gallery hallway. A glass display case features sculpture, collage or other arts. Interested individuals are encouraged to read these guidelines and complete an Art Exhibition Request form.
- Complete and sign Art Exhibition Request Form.
- Include a photograph of each piece of artwork offered for exhibition. These can be delivered in the form of an email, web page address or photos/CD’s attached with the application. Please do not submit original artwork.
- Include a short artist biography and/or an artist’s statement
- A photograph of the artist (optional)
Artists will be notified as to the status of their request and when to bring selected items to the Library.
We are committed to ensuring our services are accessible to all community members.
Books for Low Vision Readers
Have trouble reading small print? Try one of our books from the following collections:
- Large Print, both fiction and nonfiction
- Audiobooks on CD and Playaways
- Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks
- Motorized Cart
- Optelec magnifiers
Get Library Materials Delivered to Your Home
We deliver books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials to your home if you are unable to come to the library due to a physical disability or other mobility issues. You may sign up to receive homebound delivery both on a temporary basis or long term. For more information, please contact us at (630) 483-4936.
The original Streamwood Village Library was created after a successful referendum in 1966. On March 18, 1967 the Streamwood Village Library opened its doors in the Hillside Shopping Center at 20 Streamwood Blvd. Marlene Duel served as the Head Librarian from 1967-1978. Originally located in a storefront, the Streamwood Village Library increased to four storefronts between the years of 1969 and 1975 and increased the number of hours it was open to 66 hours per week. On June 22, 1971 a library district was formed and in June of 1973, the Poplar Creek Public Library District boundaries became official; including most of Streamwood, 2/3 of Hanover Park, and portions of Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Schaumburg and Bloomingdale.
One year later, construction began for a new building located at 1405 S. Park Avenue, which opened on June 1, 1978. Pat Hogan followed Marlene Duel with the title, Administrative Librarian from 1989-2015. In 1980, the Library became a government depository for federal and state documents.
In 1991, it was determined that a branch was needed to better meet the needs of Hanover Park residents and a modular unit became the Hanover Park Branch. In 2006, it was renamed the Sonya Crawshaw Branch in honor of the late President of Hanover Park, and in 2015 the Branch was renovated to provide for a larger collection and computer usage.
In 1994, the Library purchased a home adjacent ot he Park Avenue main library facility to use for storage. This home was later razed and an addition was added to the building, as well as needed parking. In 2009, the main library facility reopened after a referendum and remodeling project aht more than doubled the size, with a beautiful new addition making the building approximately 98,000 square feet. The new building was featured in Library Journal as one fo the first libraries to win an architectural award. Debra Stombres became the third head librarian when she became the Executive Director in March of 2016.