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Board Meeting April 2018

Alanson Area Public Library
Regular Monthly Board Meeting
April 11, 2018

The April meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library was called to order by President Joan Niewiadomski at 6:17 p.m..  Present were Janet Batog, Pat McFarland, Anna LaRue and Joan Niewiadomski.  Absent were Sue Warner and B. R. Smith.

Minutes:  The minutes of the March 7, 2018 were read and approved by Pat, seconded by Janet.

Treasurer’s Report:

·          Contracts to be sent out to Townships

·         Waiting for payment from LAMA to reimburse for DSL for April, May and June, 2017

·         Sherry all set for raise.  She will be paid retroactive.

·         Motion to pay bills, Pat approved, Joan seconded

·         Pat moved to accept the Treasurer’s report, supported by Joan.

Director’s Report:

       Ukulele program is doing well.                 

·         Looking into telescopes as a rental program.

·         Anna attended the Alanson Littlefield school parent/teacher conference on March 13, 2018 and two people signed up for library cards.

·         Ron will be coming back to work on April 23; spring story hour session  May 22 –June 26.

·         Talked to Natalie Cantrell, 2nd  Grade teacher at Littlefield school. She will be bringing 2nd graders to library for program.  Anna to order books to give out.

·         5 public computers need to be upgraded in the next year.  Add Windows 10 and Microsoft Office to the rest of the computers. Replace all other computers in 2019

·         Will try Hoopla. Cost $1,000 up front then they will subtract the usage.  Try for 6 months/no cancellation penalties.  Patrons can borrow for free, e-books, audio books, comic, movies, music and more. 

·         Anna to attend Rural Library Conference April 30 – May 2nd in Traverse City.

·         Anna will make last trip to Columbus April 26th-30 

·         Motion to accept Director’s report was made by  Joan, supported by Janet

Unfinished Business:

·         West Traverse Meeting went very well and it was very well received.

·         Library substation at Friendship Township will proceed every 2 weeks and maybe bump to once a week starting this summer.

·         Anna LaRue was awarded a 2.5% rate increase for 2018-2019

Next regular Board Meeting to be held May 9th.

Budget meeting to be held May 24th at 6:00.

Meeting adjourned 7:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

                       Pat McFarland
                       Acting Secretary                                            

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