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Friends of the Library Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2011

Present: Claire Kreher, Julie Herrin, Ellison Franklin, Jennifer Gustafson, Linda Schwelnus, Erin McDermott, Paul Snyder, Martha Nork, Jim Morche, Denise Stacer, Lynn, Favers, Laura Lockhart

Absent: Boni Trush, Sandy Walts, Joe Thomas

7:30 pm Meeting called to order.

Meeting agenda and prior meeting minutes approved.

Guest Members Comments - None

President's Report - Jennifer Gustafson

Jennifer will be moving to Germany in September. Linda will work with Jennifer to get things in order and up to speed before leaving. Linda will then step in as acting President.

Jennifer is looking to find new people to sign up for membership. If people sign up at the $100 level they will be included on the Summer Reading Program T shirt.

Monday, May 23 will be the book and author luncheon. Jennifer is looking to find someone to replace her as she volunteered to chair next year's luncheon.

Jennifer is looking to start a list-serve for the Friends. She met with Michael to get some information and input on how to start the list.

Library Director - Julie Herrin

The library was at full staff for April and May. There is one person who has now announced her retirement. This will take place in June

May 11 the interior designer for the Teen Book area made his proposal for renovations.

Summer Reading for adults will start June 1. It will be a reading game. Coffee coupons will be given for each 10 books read.

The Summer Reading Program for the Youth and Teen Program will start on June 17, 2011.

The Friends section on the web needs to be a little more "lively". Changes are being made to the website to spruce up the page.

Treasurer's Report- Denise Stacer
Only income was reported this month. There were no expenses.
There is nothing unusual to report.

Corresponding Secretary - Lynn Favers

We received three memberships.

Membership - Ellison Franklin

Currently the Friends have 217 memberships. Last year we had 285. Memberships continue to be received throughout the year. Ellison will be doing another mailing.

Gift Store - Martha Nork & Linda Schwelnus
Member shopping days aren't profitable in the spring. The fall sale is always more profitable. The thought is to drop the spring sale.

Income/Expense report disbursed to group.

The store is looking to purchase new cash register. Martha and Linda are looking at researching their options. They will present their top three options to the board.

Used Book Sale - Jim Morche & Paul Snyder

Used Books - This is the first spring book sale in five years. There were a lot fewer books than in previous sales. It didn't take as much staff to run or set up the sale. We donated 100 boxes of books to St. Vincent DePaul. Prices were lowered on the bag sale. The sale went for fewer days than previous sales. We didn't make as much as previous sales. Overall it was successful.

Paul wanted to apologize to Sandy. He forgot to mention in to her the sale and it did not end up in the Friends newsletter.

Paul will be doing a debriefing with the workers to see what was successful and what needs to be changed.

Old Business - None.

New Business-

Jennifer would like to host a wine tasting/social event/silent auction for the Friends. She did something similar in another group. Discussion was centered on if it was feasible and when we would hold the event. Erin made a motion to form a committee to explore the option to host an event possibly wine tasting/silent auction in August.

Programs - Jim Morche

Picks N Sticks
Vocal Arts Ensemble
Slide Presentation on Kilimanjaro
Petticoat Ladies are no longer
Joint Presentation with Novi

FOML - Paul Snyder

If anyone is interested in attending a meeting, contact Paul. He will get them added as a guest.

Meeting adjourned 8:24 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Laura K. Lockhart

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