Board Minutes February 2020


February 6, 2020


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 January 8, regular board meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer‘s Report:

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

·         DSL bill still outstanding

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

·         Profit and loss statement reviewed.  Checking: $33,660.07 

·         The audit for June 2019 was reviewed. Fiscal concerns for the future were discussed.

Sue W. moved to accept the audit report, supported by Sue B., report accepted.

·         New chairs ordered and old ones will be sold for $25.00 each

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


Director’s Report:

·         Cash and usage report was reviewed.  Interesting fact: Little Traverse was second behind Littlefield in circulation use last month

·         Book Club:  March selections; ‘Waiting for the Morning Train’, by Bruce Catton or ‘Light Over London’, by Julia Kelly

·         Programs:

o   April 29 -  Morrell Hunting Seminar, with Anthony Thomas

o   June 24 – Michigan POW Camps During War II, with Gregory Sumner

o   August 26 - The LeGriffon and the Huron Islands, with Kathie and Steve Libert of the Great Lakes Exploration Group

o   October 21 – Haunted Petoskey, with Chris Struble

o   May, July, and September – WWII series, a possibility because of the 75th anniversary of the war.

·         Library staff training at Shanty Creek, May 13-15; Michelle will attend

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

·         Anna will attend the UPROC Conference

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

Unfinished Business:                                                                                                                                                                                                  

·         FOAL’s “Wine Tasting” fund raiser is Feb. 8, at Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery from 6-8:00 pm

·         Book Sale March 14, from 10-2; set up Friday at 5:30

·         Evaluations for Anna’s review handed out – to be returned by 2/14/20


New Business:

·         None


Meeting adjourned 6:50 pm


Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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