The Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Island Within A City Committee January 19, 2023.
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.
Present: Ross, Braun, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Krebs, Magnelli. Parent (6:32 P.M.).
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, committee members Blubaugh, McPhillips, Stam, and Rich Massaro.
Declaration by the Board President that a fully in-person meeting is not Practical or Prudent because of COVID.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
There were no visitors present.
There were no public comments.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
There were no minutes to be approved.
ISLAND WITHIN A CITY BOOK COMMITTEE
Director Wittmann reported that we received a few essays and that they have been saved in the google drive. Dan had an interview with a 93 year old gentleman who spoke for about 2 hours. Rich will be interviewed by Dan on Monday. Iggy’s reached out and advised that they would like to be interviewed. Bethany Baptist church reached out also and they are interested in assisting with the book. Director Wittmann advised that she would like everyone to be proactive about getting stories for the book. Julie is going to try to pin some people down after the next Chamber meeting. Trustee Ringelstein is talking to students at Ridgewood. Director Wittmann started working on chapter one, Gone but Not Forgotten.
Proposed Book Introduction—
Director Wittmann advised that they could put a “teaser” to the book in the next newsletter. She reported that she put a personal story in the newsletter about a former patron Mr. Francis. The whole committee advised that they were very happy with the introduction Director Wittmann wrote. Trustee Parent advised that if any other information presents itself that should be included in the introduction, we should revise.
Director Wittmann started working on Chapter 1. She wants everyone on the committee to get out there and get stories. If they do not receive enough stories by the May 31 deadline, they may have to extend it.
Next Meeting Date—
The next meeting will be on February 16, 2023 at 6:30 P.M.
Trustee Magnelli brought a copy of the Harwood Heights Newsletter to show the committee; they have the Island Within a City book information in there.
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 6:47 P.M.