Board Meeting October 2018


 Regular Monthly Board Meeting

October 11, 2018          


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:02 p.m.  Trustees present were Sue Brants, B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner, and Library Director, Anna LaRue.  Janet Batog was not present.


Minutes:   Minutes of the September 12, meeting were approved with one correction.


Treasurer’s Report:

No report due to treasurer’s absence.


Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•         Book Club – November’s read: “One For The Money”, by Janet Evanovich

•         Programs:

There were approximately 40 in attendance for the Dahlgren Cannon program. 

Story hour has shown an increase in attendance

October 24, at 7:00 pm, “A Starry Night”, with John Riggs; telescope unveiling as well.

•         Township visits discussed; will discontinue for the winter season at the end of October

•         Anna discussed the Nor-Cor Librarians meeting she attended on Oct. 5.

•         UPROC annual conference was discussed

•         Lighting issues finally resolved and cost to replace one area of lights is forthcoming

•         Fire extinguishers need to be updated and a new company with local rep was selected

•          There will be a ‘mini’ Rural Libraries Conference at the Tree Tops Resort, April 29-30

Sue made the motion to approve the report, supported by BR, report approved.


Unfinished Business:



New Business:

FOAL meeting Tuesday, Oct, 16, at 6:00 pm


Meeting adjourned at 6:40


Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary                                                       

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