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Board Minutes August 2014

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

August 7, 2014
Regular Monthly Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                    

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

Minutes:

  • Minutes of the July 2, 2014 meeting were read and approved.

No Guests or Public Comment:

Treasurer’s Report:

  • The bills paid, profit and loss statements, and bank statements were presented for initialing.
  • Sue moved to approve the payment of the monthly bills, supported by BR.   Payment of bills, approved.
  • Liabilities and equities as of July 31, 2014: $102,513.08.
  • All township contracts for 2014-2015, have been fulfilled.
  • Income from penal fines down from last year, but more than had been proposed in the budget.
  • 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 July.
  • A report on upcoming programs was presented: North Country Trail on August 20, introductory class for Ancestry .Com program, on August 23, Pumpkin Carver on Sept. 13, and Rand Shacklelton’s program, Pure Antartica, on September 17.
  • A volunteer has approached Anna with a desire to lead a book club. 
  • An “Enhanced Catalog” program will be coming in September to enable readers to trace the books they have read.
  • Policy for seniors living in non-contracted townships will be reviewed.
  • Sue moved to accept the Library Director’s report; B.R. supported; report accepted

Unfinished Business:

  1. Book sale reminders:  set up on Friday at 4:30 and sale on Saturday 10-2 and Sunday 12-2.
  2. Ext meeting September 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

New Business:

  • None 

Meeting adjourned 6:40 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary 

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