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Board Meeting February 2018

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

 February 7, 2018          

 

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6; 00 p.m.  Trustees present were Janet Batog, Pat McFarland, BR Smith, Sue Warner, and library director, Anna LaRue. 

 

Minutes:   Minutes of the January 3, 2018 meeting were approved with two corrections.

Treasurer’s Report:

        Bank statements and bills for December and January were presented for initialing.

        Janet will now be doing payroll; Anna will help when needed.

        Motion was made by Sue to approve the bill payments; supported by BR. Motion approved. 

         Profit and loss statements were presented.

        Total liabilities and equity as of January 31, 2018: $152,499.90

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

Library Director’s Report:

        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

        Book Club book for March:  individuals to choose between: “Into No Man’s Land”, by Richard C. Bachus or, “A Star for Mrs. Blake”, by April Smith.

        Programs:

                       May 23 at 7:00 pm, Howard Rice (local author) will present, “ Voyage of  Southern Cross”.

                       Ukulele Lending Program – off and rolling

·         New contract waiver for non-profits from LAMA was discussed

·         The idea of doing story hours or having ‘sub stations’ to service outlying townships was discussed.

·         New scanner in operation

·         Anna will be doing an article for the News Review in April

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

Unfinished Business:

        Anna’s evaluation due at March meeting; Evaluation forms were handed out, due back by Feb. 14.

        FOAL Wine Tasting is February 10, from 6-8, at the Crooked Vine Winery

 

New Business:

·         Book Sale is March 10-11.

·         April and May meetings rescheduled:  April 11 and May 9 are the new dates.

·         West Traverse Township meeting April 10, at 7:00 pm

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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