Tribute to Library Trustee Terry Stevig

Terry Stevig

Terry Stevig was the longest-serving trustee in the history of the Wauconda Area Library, serving for more than 36 years.   Ever since his appointment to the board in 1981, Terry played an important role in the growth and development of the library, always demonstrating his passion for providing outstanding library services for the community. He served as President of the Library Board from 2014 to 2018.

Throughout his tenure as Library Trustee, Terry had a special place in his heart for the library building and grounds.   He helped oversee the construction of the library building at 801 Main Street in 1987, an award-winning expansion and remodeling of the facility in 1997, and a complete renovation of the library’s interior in 2014/2015.  He was a driving force in the planning of the renovation of the library’s front plaza and grounds that will begin in September 2018.  As Board President, he has played a key role throughout the development process, helping to pave the way for the architectural master plan to become a reality.  

As Chair of the Personnel and Salary Committee for decades, and then as Board President for the last four years, Terry served as an important advocate for all library employees.   He consistently voiced his determination that all staff receive fair and equitable compensation, and his leadership helped make the library the outstanding workplace that it has become.

Terry’s 34 years of experience as teacher and guidance counselor at Wauconda High School, along with his passion for helping kids and his lifelong love of learning, made him an invaluable asset to the Wauconda Area community as Library Trustee, educator, and citizen.

The Board of Trustees will observe a moment of silence during its regular meeting scheduled for Monday, May 14, at 7 p.m.

Terry was an avid reader, and especially loved audiobooks.  His family lovingly provided friends and family with a list of some of Terry's favorites. CLICK HERE to proceed to the library's catalog  listing for Terry's recommended books/audiobooks.