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Ki Jadwisiak: An Immigrant Family History

On Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison Street, Port Clinton, Casimir “Ki” Jadwisiak will share his family’s story and hold a book signing of his newly published book, “An Immigrant Family History”.

Casimir ''Ki'' Jadwisiak, lifetime area resident, recounts in over 50 emails to his relatives and friends, experiences and adventures of his 87 years in his newly published book, 'An Immigrant Family History’.

It all began with storytelling to his children usually at the dinner table where he told and retold stories of his youth. Following these stories, his children would often say, ''Gee Dad, I wish you would write that down.''

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Expansion of library service boundaries at Ida Rupp

Ohio enjoys one of the most highly regarded public library systems in the country, because Ohio citizens have steadfastly supported libraries with their tax dollars.  The customers of Ida Rupp Public Library are enthusiastic library advocates.  They truly care about their library, and they champion the role the library maintains as the center of the community.  

In 1922, the management of the library was turned over to the Port Clinton Board of Education.  Until 2012, the Ida Rupp Public Library served the Port Clinton City School District, which included Bay, Catawba, Erie, and Portage Townships.  As a county extension library, Ida Rupp was also responsible for service areas of the county without public library systems, including Danbury and Put-in-Bay Townships.

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Community partnerships program at Ida Rupp

Ida Rupp Public Library will present a very special program at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Ottawa County United Way Director Chris Galvin will lead a workshop about initiating and maintaining community partnerships.  We know that community partnerships increase community awareness, provide non-monetary support and assist in fundraising.  Partners share your interest in community improvements and provide essential skills.  Working together guarantees results.

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