Staff Profile

Richard Kong

Executive Director


Richard is responsible for the overall administration, operation, and services of the library. He works closely with library staff and community partners to lead the development of the library’s strategy and ensure progress is made with its current strategic priorities. Reporting directly to the Library Board of Trustees, he also develops and implements the library’s policies and manages its finances.

Richard currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, and is also a member of the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley and the Kiwanis Club of Skokie Valley. He is a recognized leader in the professional library community, currently serving on a number of professional boards and committees. He previously served as an executive board member of both the Public Library Association and the Illinois Library Association.

Blog Posts

Many Thanks to Our Outgoing Board President

Recognizing Mark Prosperi and his years on the Board of Trustees

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Please Use Our East Doors

The west parking lot and west doors are closed during our repaving project.

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A New Library in a New Phase

We want to welcome you to enjoy some expanded offerings at the library and keep you informed about what to expect when you visit.

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