Board Meeting September 2016



 September 7, 2016


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:10 pm.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, Sue Warner, BR Smith, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.   No guests were in attendance.

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


Treasurer’s Report: 

·         Bills paid for July and August were presented; Pat made the motion to approve the payment of the July/August bills, supported by BR.  Payment approved.

·         Reconciled bank statements for July and August were presented for initialing and approval.

·         Liabilities and Equities as of August 31, $180,913.53

·         All contracts and payments have been received from the townships

·         Penal fine check – larger than budgeted

·         Pat made the motion to approve the amended 2015-2016 budget; supported by Sue.  Budget approved.

·         Sue moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported bypath, report accepted.


Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed; still issuing good number of new cards.

·         Program report:

Ron Fowler’s story hour will begin on September 20. 

Bob Tagatz – History of the Grand is 9/14/16 at 7:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving on 9/17/16; Drawing to be held to win the carved pumpkins

·         Unique Management Program – has been discontinued

·         Book Club – George Kirkby has expressed interest in organizing group again

·         Blissfest will be giving ukulele lessons at the school; more information to follow

·         Anna will order flash drives to be available for sale to patrons

·         The issue of putting ‘library parking’ signs in front of the library was discussed. Anna will contact Dan.

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


Unfinished Business:

·         Book Sale profit - $1,400.00 plus


New Business:

·         Need for some standing fans was discussed – Anna will purchase them.

          Anne announced that she will be resigning/retiring from the AAPL Board in June, 2017.


Next meeting - October 5

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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