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Foundation for the Indian Trails Library District

Why Donate?

Picture of participants playing Bingo
On Saturday, May 22, 2021, over 200 people came to the library, parked their cars and tuned in to play Drive-in Bingo. With prizes donated from local businesses and food from SuperDawg, it was a great evening for all ages.

The Indian Trails Public Library gets approximately 90% of its funding through property taxes. Unlike other governmental entities, such as park or school districts, the library does not have a revenue stream or charge fees for services, other than recouping the cost of materials for special programs. 

Fortunately, the library has a foundation that actively raises funds for requested items and helps advocate for the library in the community. In the past the library has purchased

  • Books to be given out to children for reading programs
  • Expansion and enhancement of the Reading Garden
  • Launch Pad on the Go Kits
  • Sewing machines for classes

The foundation raises funds through

  • Used book sales
  • Annual appeal
  • Special events
  • Restaurant days

IN 2021

The foundation has two exciting projects to support in 2021:

  • Green Lake Park StoryWalk
  • Improved Reading Garden Seating

Discover more about these projects that support literacy, reading and contemplative experiences.

Consider making a donation today to support your library! To make a donation in person, please contact  Jen Schmidt or call 847.279.2222.

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2021 Foundation Board of Directors

 

Sheila Anderson
President

Nina Strezewski
Vice President

Steve Wetle
Treasurer



Rich Rosen
Secretary

Melody Bickhem
Director


Cathy Burns
Director


 


Stephanie Demb
Director

 

 


Erin Hauck
Director

 

Terri Herzog
Director


Neil Holman
Director

Rose Johnson
Director

Lakshmi Karpoor
Director


Gene Looft
Director

Mark Luboyeski
Director

Christine Melone
Director


Michael Putz
Director

Kalsoom Saleem
Director

Judy Zeller
Director

Not pictured:
Mary Siarkiewicz
Director

2021 Meetings

Meetings are held on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. via Zoom. All meetings are open to the public.

January 13 – Annual Meeting 

February 10

March 10 

April 14 

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

December – no meeting held