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Wilson leaving Sugar Grove library board

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

SUGAR GROVE – Julie Wilson resigned from her post on the Sugar Grove Public Library Board of Trustees, with hopes of going to college.

Wilson said she resigned Nov. 8 after almost five years on the library board. Her term would have been up in April, but she said she’s looking forward to pursuing a degree.

“It’s been a dream of mine for the last three years,” she said. “I feel kind of like a teenager again. It’ll be fun, but right now it’s scary.”

Her seat is one of four that will be up for election in April. The terms of Anthony Oliver, Joan Roth and Robert Bergman also expire in 2013.

Wilson counts working more cohesively as a board as one of her accomplishments in the time she served as trustee. She said bonding was one of the most important factors, and having a new library director come in with fresh ideas helped, too.

“Everyone’s working together, and that’s what we’ve needed,” she said.

Wilson said the library’s child and teen areas were closest to her heart, and she said those sections have “really come around.” She said she hopes to stay involved with the Sugar Grove Public Library as a volunteer in the future.

She said as a trustee, she enjoyed talking to people and finding out why they do or don’t use the library, and bringing that information to the board.

She said there’s always room for volunteers from the community, especially with a lack of state funding in recent years.

Wilson said she hopes members of the community stay involved with the library and the board as its trustees come and go.

“I feel there’s always room for new ideas,” she said. “I don’t think it’s good for any body to have members there for a really long time.”

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