Library Board Meeting June 2017


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

  June 7, 2017           


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:15 p.m.  Trustees present were Janet Batog, Anne Billiard, BR Smith, and Sue Warner, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.


Minutes:   Minutes of the May 3, and May 24, meetings were approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report:

•        Bills paid for May were presented;

•        Motion was made by BR to approve the bill payments for May; supported by Sue. Payment of May bills approved.

•        Profit and loss statements were reviewed.

•        Total liabilities and equity as of May 31, 2017; $153,965.71

•        Two townships have contracts outstanding

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


Library Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report reviewed

•        Programs:

                       Story hour – numbers are improving

                       Book Club book for the month of July: “This is Where I Leave You”, by Jonathan Tropper 

                        Navajo Codetalkers attendance – May 17: 75-80  

                          The Soo Locks in WWII – June 21, at 7:00

·         June 21, Char-Em will have two programs for their Day of Action. Grades 3-5 at 10:30 and K-2 at 1:00 at library.  They are looking for volunteers.

·         Anna presented information on new Wi-Fi Hot Spots, available to patrons to check out.  Lack of coverage in this area a problem, but will get more information.

·         MANGO may be purchased to replace SCOLA

·         Sue moved to accept the director’s report, supported by BR; report approved

Unfinished Business:

•        Policies were reviewed and updated

•        Visits to West Traverse and Pleasantview Township meetings will be scheduled


New Business:

·         Bank signatures need to be changed


Meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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