Board Meeting March 2019



March 6, 2019


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by Vice President, BR Smith, at 6:00 pm.  Those present were trustees Janet Batog, Sue Brants, and Sue Warner, and library director, Anna LaRue.  Joan Niewiadomski was absent.  No guests were in attendance.

Minutes:      Minutes of the February 6, 2019 regular board meeting were approved, with one correction.


Treasurer‘s Report:

·         Reconciled bank statements were presented for initialing, as were the bills paid for the month.

·         Sue W. made the motion to approve the payment of the bills for February, supported by Sue B.  Payment approved.

·         Checking balance as of 2/15/19: $32567.13

·         Contract letters sent to townships; two responses to date; Harbor Springs – yes; city manager, Tom Richards is retiring; and Little Traverse – yes!!!

Sue W. moved to accept the treasurer’s report, supported by Sue B., report accepted.

Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed.

·         Book Club:  April selection is –“Educated”, by Tara Westover

·         Programs:

o   Tom Bailey – June 26; 7:00 pm

o   David Kaplan – July 31, 7;00 pm

·         New computers installed; two old ones purchased by patrons

·         Friendship and Readmond Township visits to be scheduled in April and May.

·         Lights in foyer- White Pine responded quickly and ballasts need replacing.  Same fix as previous diagnoses. Waiting for parts.

·         Anna will attend a mini conference for small libraries on April 29 and 30.

·         Anna, will again the Alanson parent/teacher conferences to sign more students up for library cards.

·         mBank will be making another donation – need to qualify need. Programs, was suggested.

·         The need for a sun blocking film on front windows was explained.  Anna will check and proceed.

Sue W. moved to accept the director’s report, supported by Janet.  Report accepted.

At 6:30, the motion was made and seconded, to move into closed session to review Anna’s yearly evaluation.

Regular meeting resumed at 6:40.

Old Business:                                                                                                                                                                                                               

·         FOAL’s “Wine Tasting” fund raiser was Feb. 9, at Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery; Very successful.

              The resignation of the President, Jack Trumble, was announced.

New Business:


·         Book sale – March 16 from 10-2; set up Friday, March 15, at 3:00.


Meeting adjourned 7:55 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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