Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library
A businessman and father of two kids from Orland Park hopes to bring new ideas to expand the services of the Orland Park Library. Independent candidate Mohammed Jaber says he is running for the board to help expand the programs the library offers
My name is Mohammed Jaber, and I am currently a high school, special education teacher and part-time adjunct instructor at a community college.
I am a father of 2 children, and my wife and I are small business owners who are heavily invested in the Orland Park community.
I am running for the library trustee position because I would like to bring new ideas and expand the community programs.
As a father of 2 children, I believe establishing a tutoring program at the Orland Park Library, is not only important but also necessary with the impact COVID had on our children’s education. Local schools are a great educational support for our kids and I believe that the library can play a direct role in providing vital services such as tutoring.
After personally speaking with voters in Orland Park, this potential tutoring program was well received. We can reach out to our local high school for volunteers who need community service hours to tutor elementary school-age children for subjects such as Reading and Math.
I believe that OPPL already has many great programs in place for our children, however we can expand on that and go further by providing more resources to the community such as this tutoring program, which would be at no cost to library taxpayers.
This would be a great opportunity to foster and encourage greater community involvement in our library and particularly promote a stronger connection with local schools. This will be hard work, however the library taking this initiative along with community input, can make this a realistic goal.