Library Board Minutes March 2016

March 2, 2016

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:00 pm.  Trustees present were Sue Warner, and BR Smith. Library Director, Anna LaRue, and employee Sherry Webster were also present.  Anne Billiard and Pat McFarland were absent.  No guests were in attendance.

Minutes:    Minutes of the February 3, 2016 meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report: 

·         Due to the absence of treasurer, Anne Billiard, there was no treasurer’s report.


Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed; the computer usage numbers were questioned.

·         Program report:

Story hour will begin again for 6 weeks – April 5 to May 10.

Ron Fowler will present a children’s program on July 30, at 11:00 am

“Legend of Sleepy Hollow” puppet show will be on July 16 at 11:00, not on the 9th as previously scheduled.

The Book Club book selection for March is “The Glass Castle”, by Jeanette Walls.

·         The Unique Management collection program was explained in more detail and discussed.  Anna will sign the agreement for a 90 day free trial.  There is a $25.00 minimum patron fine, and no fines will be recovered, materials only.

·         Anna will attend the Project Connect program sponsored by Char-Em, on March 9, at the Odawa Casino.

·         Anna will contact past employees for summer support staff, before we advertise in the papers.

·         Sue moved to accept the director’s report, supported by BR, report accepted.


Unfinished Business:

·         The Patron Behavior Policy was again reviewed and updated;  Eliminating the ‘permanent’ suspension of library privileges and making it one year as a maximum penalty.


New Business:

·         Anna’s evaluation scheduled for Friday, March 4.   

·         April meeting rescheduled to the 13th, due to lack of quorum.

·         Board representatives will attend the May village council meeting to address the bathroom issue


Meeting adjourned at 6:45 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary                                                                                 

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