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Board Minutes May 2014

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

May 7, 2014 - Regular Monthly Meeting

Meeting called to order by president, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:06 p.m.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, B.R. Smith, and Sue Warner.  Anna LaRue, Library Director, and Sherry Webster were also present.

  • Minutes of the April 23, 2014 meeting were read and with corrections, approved.

No Guests or Public Comment:

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Anne presented the bills paid, profit and loss statements, and bank statements for initialing.
  • Sue moved to approve the payment of the monthly bills, supported by Pat.   Payment of bills, approved.
  • Liabilities and equities as of April 30, 2014: $68,514.30.
  • Letters to the contracted townships have been sent.
  • Annual budget workshop meeting is Wed., May 21 at 6:00 pm.
  • B.R. moved to approve the treasurer’s report, supported by Sue; report approved.

Library Director’s Report:

  • Anna reviewed the cash and usage report for the month of April.  Numbers are coming back up, as was expected with the return of the snowbirds.
  • Anna gave a report on the Rural Libraries Conference held at the Grand Hotel.
  • New employees, doing a great job and a good fit with staff.
  • Summer Program offerings were discussed.  July 8, a Raven Hill presentation; July 30, Bill Jamerson’s evening  program on the CCC Camps; summer reading program, and perhaps another senior computer class.
  • July 4thclosing discussed.  Library will be closed both Friday and Saturday.
  • RIDES – will pick up and deliver 3 days a week at the 2 day price; contract for next year is $1458.48
  • Sue moved to accept the Library Director’s report; B.R. supported; report accepted

Unfinished Business:

  • FOAL indoor garage sale took in $1050.
  • Financial Policy will be reviewed in June
  • Annual Budget meeting is Wed., June 4.

New Business:

  • Anne reported on the Rural Libraries Conference workshops she attended; was impressed with a program sponsored by the Gates Foundation called “Geek Your Library” grants are available, with a deadline for applications being June 1.
  • Joan reported on the “Policy” workshop she attended at the conference.  She will be sharing more at a later date.
  • FOAL group needs to spend some of their funds;  acquiring the Ancestry.com program, and sponsoring programs were suggested
     

Meeting adjourned 6:55 p.m.
 

Respectfully submitted,
 

Suzanne Warner, Secretary

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