The Brookfield Public Library’s Board of Trustees is looking for a new member after Frank Torres resigned his position on the library board at the end of the group’s June 25 meeting. Torres has moved out of Brookfield to LaGrange Highlands.

“My wife and I just had a wonderful opportunity to move there,” Torres told the Landmark. “I’ll miss Brookfield. I was born and raised there. It’s kind of bittersweet.”

Torres, who is the director of the Parks and Recreation Department of the village of Lyons, has served on the Brookfield Library Board since 2011, when he was elected as write-in candidate.

“It was a wonderful experience to serve the residents of Brookfield and I gained a lot of knowledge,” Torres said. 

The library board will appoint a replacement for Torres to serve out the remaining 10 months of his term, which ends in May of 2015.

Those interested in being considered for appointment to the board should send a resume and a letter of interest, including his or her vision for the library, to library board President Jennifer Perry at the Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., Brookfield 60513 or to

The deadline for applications is July 30.

Perry said the board will interview selected applicants and plans to name a successor at its August board meeting.

“I just want somebody who cares about the library,” Perry said.

The library board is working on plans for a new building it hopes to build at 3541 Park Ave., on land that it purchased from the Brookfield United Methodist Church in 2012. The library demolished the church last year.

 “We hope to have final building plans by the end of the year,” Perry said.