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Board Minutes August 2015

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

August 5, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:02 p.m.  Trustees present were Pat McFarland, B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue, employee Sherry Webster.  Anne Billiard was absent.

 

Minutes:   Minutes of the July 1, meeting were approved.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

•        July bank statements, bills to be paid, and profit and loss statements were presented.

•        Sue moved to approve the payment of the July bills, supported by BR. Payment approved

•        Total liabilities and equity as of July 31, $72,732.34

•        All contract payments from the townships have been received.

•        $913.89 bill for Superiorland Co-Op membership was received.

•        Questions in regards to the two State Aid checks received - Anne will explain at September meeting.

•        Sue, moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by Pat, reported accepted.

 

Library Director’s Report:

•        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•        Programs:

        “Titanic Exploration”; July 29 – about 30 attended; Bob Williams returned his check

 “Inland Waterway”; August 19, at 7:00 pm, by Matt Friday

 “Wolves of Michigan”; on September 30, at 7:00 pm, by Mike Cromley

“Bumps in the Night”, October 21, 7:00 pm

•        Book Club will resume in the fall

•        Anna will contact attorney in regards to the legality of our policies

•        Sue moved to approve the Director’s report; supported by B.R., report approved.

 

Unfinished Business:

•        Reviewed book sale times and how it will be staffed

•        Book bags will be sold ($2.00) or free with $10.00 purchase

 

New Business:

•        Logo contest discussed; letter to be written to local schools.   Student’s 14-18 eligible; ’Between the Covers’, $50.00 gift certificate prize for winner.

•        Trustees/Friends conference in Petoskey, October 2.   Encouraging everyone to participate.  Registration information on line.

•        Memorial donation for Dick Weaver

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:00

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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