Board Meeting May 2018

                                                                                                           ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

                                                                                                              Regular Monthly Board Meeting

                                                                                                                              May 9, 2018         


The regular 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 and Sue Warner, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.

Guests:  Mr. Jack Trumble was introduced to the board as the newly elected president of FOAL.

Minutes:   Minutes of the April 11, meeting were approved with corrections.

Treasurer’s Report:

•         Bills for April were presented for initialing.

•         Motion by BR to approve the bill payments for April; supported by Sue.  Payments approved. 

•          Profit and loss statements were presented.

•         Total liabilities and equity as of April 30, 2018: $154,486.80

•         CD matured, decision was made to roll it over for 5 years.

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

Library Director’s Report:

•         Programs:

                               Book Club book of the month:  “Nightingale”, by Kristin Hannah

                   April 25, 7:00 pm; Emmet County Sheriff Canine dog, “ Ares”, was very well attended

                   May 23, 7:00 “Voyage of the Southern Cross”, with Howard Rice

                   August 22, “Kanapima” with Eric Hemenway

                   October 24, “A Starry Night”, with John Riggs; Anna discussed buying a telescope for                 

                    lending to patrons.

·          2nd graders from Alanson came for library tour and each were given a new book.

·         Anna discussed her attendance at the Rural Libraries Conference

·          Friendship Township approved the library sub-station

·         Ancestry .Com, and Hoopla programs are up for renewal – FOAL donation should cover costs

·         Sue moved to approve report, support from Janet, report approved.


Letter of resignation was received from Pat McFarland; Trustee from the village will be needed to fill the vacancy

New Business:

·         Betsy’s  evaluation due next month

·         May 24, 6:00 – budget workshop meeting (Thurs.)

·         June 6, -budget meeting followed by regular monthly meeting

·         July meeting will be the 5th, (Thurs.) due to the 4th on Wednesday.

·         Joan to have hip replacement surgery June 21!


Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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