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Minutes for the CTLA Meeting of December 3, 2005

HOLIDAY STORIES was the theme for our CTLA Breakfast Meeting at the Ramada Inn, located at 47th & Lake Shore Drive.  It was hosted by Perma-Bound. 

Rita Dawkins read to us three brief stories that represented this holiday season. She gave a bibliography on which she recommended the following books: 1. Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cooking by Eric Copage; Morrow, 1991. 2. The Three Princes by Eric Kimmel; Holiday, 1994. 3. Moishe’s Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed; Harper Collins, 2000. 4. The Night Before Christmas. 5. Really Truly Riley by Anne Merrick; DK Publishing, 1983. 6. Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant; Orchard, 1997.

The treasurer reports for December an ending balance of $4,199.29.

Charlie Gunn announced that the website CTLA is kept up-to-date, please visit it.  It has membership forms for those who need it.

All attendees at the meeting announced who they are and where they are from. 

Marge announced that we have been doing the penny raffle in February for the past 10 years. It is cumbersome and we need to think of some way to revise this.  One possibility is to buy one bag for $1.00.  For the history moment cited the book titled "How Reference Resources Help Us" copyright 1966.

Toby Rajput from the Department of Libraries announced that we now have a listserv for the Chicago Public School Librarians.  We would like to have a way to communicate with everyone, one-on-one. Please call here for more information.  You may fill out an application for the listserv.  It has been up for two weeks. Annual Holiday Party is Thursday and matching grants are due Friday-- training is available.  Bring the grant to the party; please do not fax it. She brought waiver forms for those who needed them. 

Perma-Bound buys paperback books from the publishers and rebounds them into a stronger cover guaranteed.  They gave a bag to each attending member who had in it the following items: a magnet, a note pad, a CD title "Listening Library" and a sampler of books and other things.    The State Library has awards of State Books called Monarch Awards-- we were given posters of these awarded books.  Happy Holidays from Ione Graves and Turk Glazebrook. They stated that although our paths haven't crossed much since CPS went to the single source vendor, they still want to work with you when opportunities arise.  But until then they wish you health and happiness.  Many books and items were raffled off to the members.

Respectfully Submitted,
Maude Muhammad
Recording Secretary