Library Board Meeting July 2017

Alanson Area Public Library

  Regular Monthly Board Meeting

July 5, 2017


The July meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:00 p.m.  Trustees present: Janet Batog, Pat McFarland, BR Smith, Sue Warner,

 and Library Director, Anna LaRue also present.


Minutes:  Minutes of the June 7, annual budget meeting and the regular monthly meeting were read       and approved, with one correction to the regular meeting minutes.


Treasurer’s Report:

·         Bills paid for the month of June were presented for initialing.

·         Total liabilities and equities as of June 30, 2017:  $146,665.58

·         Motion to pay the June bills made by Sue supported by BR.   Payment approved.

·         Sue moved to accept the treasurer’s report, support from Pat, report accepted.


Director’s Report: 

·         Cash and usage report reviewed

·         Book Club report: August selection is, “Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow”, by Steve Lehto.

·         Programs:

        Soo Locks Program – approx. 55 in attendance

        Story Hour – attendance OK

        United Way Day of Action – no participation

        July 26 at 7:00 pm, Bill Jamerson’s program: ‘Daylight in the Swamp’.  This will be outside

                 weather permitting.

·         Mobil Hot Spots – company is working on expanding coverage area

·         Betsy’s evaluation completed and raise approved

·         Computer #1 is not working, new one ordered from UPROC to replace it.

·         Good Hart Mini Fair – July 16; FOAL will attend and pass out library materials; Ron Fowler is entertaining.

·         Anna will be gone August 2, Sue will be gone also – meeting rescheduled to Thursday, August 3.

Motion to accept report made by Sue and supported by BR.  Report accepted.


Unfinished Business:

·         Joan will set dates for township visits

·         Receipt of payment from two contracted townships questioned; Janet will check on it.


New Business:

·         Discussion concerning adjusting library hours

·         Book Sale, August 12, 13, 10-2 and 1-3; set up on Friday 5:00.


Meeting Adjourned 7:00 pm.                    


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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