Direct Line

A Quarterly Message from Library Director Lindsey Dorfman

From LINES Newsletter & Program Guide


I’m delighted to write my first Direct Line as Glenview’s new Library Director. After a few weeks on the job, I know one thing for sure, Glenview knows how to make a person feel welcome. The Library Team, the Board of Trustees, and community leaders have shown me nothing but kindness and support, and have made me feel right at home.

It is such a difficult time for everyone as we struggle to learn new ways to function in an environment that is so different from what we have known. Throughout this pandemic, our priority is to continuously provide library services in a way that aligns with state and national guidelines to keep patrons and staff healthy. Although we can only offer limited services at this time, GPL’s team of dedicated staff are working hard to safely connect you with the library services and resources you love and have missed.

Although times are tough, there is so much to be grateful for and excited about here at GPL. Our new Innovation Center is almost complete, and you can learn more about all of the exciting design tools, equipment, and learning opportunities it has to offer, the Library has a new Marketplace loaded with bestsellers and high-interest books just waiting to be discovered; and, we have a revitalized Foundation Board made up of dedicated community members focused on expanding and enhancing the Library’s ability to develop exciting new programs and services.

As a leader, I am guided by my passion for public libraries and their ability to enhance lives and empower all people to learn and grow through discovery and community connection. I look forward to building on the foundation of excellence already established at GPL and working with the Library Team to find new and exciting ways to connect the community with everything the Library has to offer.