Board Meeting August 2019


August 7, 2019


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:00 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 July 10, 2019 regular board meeting were approved with a date correction.


Treasurer‘s Report:

·         Bills for the month of July were presented for initialing

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

·         Profit and loss statement reviewed.  Checking: $23,036.59        

·         Janet presented the revised Budget for 2019-2020

·         Joan made the motion to approve the revised budget for 2019-2020. Supported by Sue W.  Budget approved.

·         State aid received

·         All township contracts have been received

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:  September selections are: “An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good”, by Helene Tursten; and

                                                                            “The Last Days of Night”, by Graham Moore                                                               

·         Programs:

o   Approximately 80 attended the Titanic Program.

o   August 28 is, “Michigan POW Camps in WWII”, with Gregory Sumner; a grant through UPROC will cover the cost of the speaker.

·         Friendship and Readmond Townships approve of the Little Free Library boxes

·         Anna has the name of a possible new volunteer/employee

·         Numbers are up for story hour

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

Old Business:                                                                                                                                                                                                                

·         Book Sale – Friday 8/9@ 4:00 set up, Sat. 8/10, 10-2, and Sun,8/11, 1-3.

New Business:

·         None


Meeting adjourned 6:45 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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