Board Meeting July 2018

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

July 5, 2018


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by Vice President, BR Smith at 6: 05 p.m.  Trustees present were Janet Batog, Joan Niewiadomski, Sue Warner, and library director, Anna LaRue. 


Minutes:   Minutes of the June 6, 2018 meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report:

•         Profit and loss statements presented

•         Bank statements and bills for June were presented for initialing.

•         All township contracts have been full filled except Pleasantview

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

•          Janet addressed a concern she had with the 2018-2019 budget.  A line item change to better streamline the budget was discussed.  Sue made the motion to amend the 2018-2019 budget as discussed.  Support from BR, amendment approved.

•         Total liabilities and equity as of June 30, $127,550.59

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


Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•         Programs:

                       No book club because of the 4th holiday

                       Story Hour – numbers are not good;

                       June 20 – Great Lakes Freighters – about 20 in attendance

                       July 25, 7:00 pm – Sinking of the Lusitania –with David Kaplan

                         4 attended the United Way Day of Literacy – this may be the last time

·         Telescope taken to John Riggs for new case

·         Good feedback from Readmond and Friendship township concerning the satellite library

·         Ron may do a story hour at Friendship Township Hall on July 28

·         Hoopla Program ready to go – training session planned

·         GLE grant almost complete

·         A plaque of recognition for William Wortley will be purchased

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

Unfinished Business:

•         Book sale is August 11, 12 with set up on Friday at 4:00.


New Business:

·         FOAL is starting a “business fund raiser”.  A letter of support for the library will be mailed to all local business.


Next meeting is August 1, 2018.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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