Staff Directory

Rick Ashton
Library Director
Rick joined the library as Director in September 2011. He previously served as Director of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and, for twenty years, as City Librarian (Chief Executive) of the Denver Public Library. He enjoys working with the Library Board, staff, and community to provide great public library service in Downers Grove.
Susan O’Brien
Assistant Director for Support Services
Sue has worked at the Downers Grove Public Library as a Reference Librarian, Literature and Audio Services Librarian, and Department Head before becoming the Assistant Director for Support Services. She especially enjoys reading mysteries.
Bonnie Reid
Assistant Director for Public Services
Bonnie has worked at the library for 30 years, first as a Reference Librarian, then as Manager of the Reference Department and now as Assistant Director for Public Services. She has enjoyed helping patrons with their information needs, talking about great nonfiction books with readers, and planning the library's future.
Rachel Kruty
Katelyn Vabalaitis
Administrative Assistant