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July 2013

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

July 10, 2013

Regular Monthly Meeting

 

Meeting called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:05 p.m.  Trustees present, were Anne Billiard, Sue Warner, and BR Smith.  Bonnie Weaver was absent.  Anna LaRue, Library Director, and Sherry Webster were also present.

Minutes:

  • Minutes of the annual budget meeting on June 5, 2013, were read and approved.
  • Minutes of the regular monthly meeting on June 5, 2013 were read approved.

No Guests or Public Comment:

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Anne presented the bills paid, profit and loss statements, and bank statements for initialing.
  • Liabilities and equities as of June 30, 2013: $48,483.42
  • A’ thank you’ was received from, Karen Hill, member of the Indian River Friends Group.
  • BR made the motion to approve the bill payments for June, supported by Sue; motion approved
  • Sue made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report; supported by BR; report approved

Library Director’s Report:

  • Casey’s last day will be August 23.   The search is ongoing for a new hire.  Anna will make some contacts before we advertise the position in the paper.
  • Holiday closure dates were reviewed
  • Anna reported on the library programs.  Positive feedback is on all.
  • Michicard will be dissolved by the State by October 1, 2013
  • Old fines/lost books issue was discussed
  • Sue made the motion to approve the Library Director’s report; BR supported; reported approved

Unfinished Business:

  • Book Club – will not meet during summer months; resume in October.
  • FOAL report – concentrating on items for silent auction for Riverfest and book sale

New Business:

  • An issue concerning library cards and the Alanson Schools ‘Stretch’ Program was discussed.   Joan will meet with the director and explain our policy regarding patron library cards.

 

Meeting adjourned 7:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary

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