Board Meeting June 2019



June 5, 2019


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:25 pm.  Those present were trustees Janet Batog, Sue Brants, BR Smith and Sue Warner, and library director, Anna LaRue.   No guests were in attendance.


Minutes:      Minutes of the May 5, regular board meeting were approved with one correction.

                      Minutes of the May 23, budget workshop meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer‘s Report:

·         Bills paid for the month were presented

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

·         Janet explained her invoicing procedure

·         Email from Sherry discussed

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

Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed.  Snowbirds have returned – all numbers are up.

·         Book Club:  July selections are  – “The Indians of Hungry Hollow”, by Bill Dunlap

·                                                                     “Notes From A Public Typewriter”, by Michael Gustafson

·         Programs:

o   Tom Bailey – June 26; 7:00 pm, “North Country Almanac”

o   David Kaplan – July 31, 7;00 pm, “Midnight Heroes: Titanic’s Musicians”

·         Second graders unable to visit library

·         Story Hour numbers vary, but going well

·         Lynn Walters Fraze has written book, “Life in the Black Hole”; was suggested she

attend the Riverfest book sale for book signing.  She will donate a portion back to the library.

·         Anna will visit Readmond and Friendship townships on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

·         Annual report complete, no issues and state aid should remain the same

·         Betsy’s evaluation complete

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

Unfinished Business:

·         July meeting will be on the 10th due to the 4th holiday.


New Business:

·         New Literacy Program discussed

·         Election of officers: BR moved to retain the same slate of officers as present.  Supported by Sue B.  Officers remain the same for the 2019-2020 year.


Meeting adjourned 7:05 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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