|Friends of the Library Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2010|
Present: Sandy Walts, Anne Mannisto, Claire Kreher, Denise Stacer, Paul Snyder, Joe Thomas, Boni Trush, Martha Nork, Jim Morche, Erin McDermott Laura Lockhart
Absent: Ellison Franklin, Christa Williams, Jennifer Gustafson
7:07 Meeting called to order.
No meeting held in September due to lack of quorum. Meeting minutes amended and approved in October from August 19 Friends meeting.
Guest Member Comments - Marilynn Randall
President's Report - Paul Snyder
Paul reported that he met with Allison and let her know about the meeting start time so it could be corrected on the website.
Library Director's Report - Anne Mannisto
The summer reading program is either being finalized or is winding down. The adult program ends on August 31. The library tried something different and had the summer reading party on a Saturday. Traditionally, the party was held on a Thursday or Friday. There were fewer kids that participated. Next year they will revisit and will decide when to have it.
The library is starting to publicize for the Community Read event. The book is Annie's Ghosts. The library will hold a book discussion on September 29 where a historian will speak on the topic.
September 17 is the Victorian Parade
The 10th Anniversary for the Endowment is this year. People are giving more than ever. There is $270,000 in the fund as of December 2009.
Millage - The library is asking for two tenths of a mill. There will be a public hearing on the budget. The meeting will be Thursday, August, 26. The library will be passing a budget with cuts.
Treasurer's Report - Denise Stacer
Gift Books - Claire Kreher
Corresponding Secretary - Paul Snyder for Christa Williams
Used Books - Joe Thomas
The Art House has put up a bookshelf for our books. We will be there the first Friday of November.
Doris Oltersdorf will be taking over the scheduling of the volunteers.
MBB sales for May $800
Next Chapter bookstore donated many books to us after their flood. MBB has scanned all of the books.
The Senior Center donated books to us. They were taken to the DPW.
The Book Cellar refurbishment will be postponed until after the millage.
The Friends will be at the Victorian Festival with books.
Marilyn indicated that the MBB statistics used to be dispersed to the group. She asked will the MBB statistics still be provided.
Joe indicated that those statistics are available to the board at the Finance Committee meeting which precedes the monthly meeting.
Membership - Martha Nork for Ellison Franklin
Gift Store - Martha Nork
Linda Schwelnus will take over for Amy Storm.
The store will again hold a rummage sale in conjunction with the used book sale.
Paul indicated that he would like to have a thank you party at the next board meeting for Amy's tenure with the Friends.
Used Book Sale - Jim Morche
Programs - Jim Morche
Old Business -
Erin brought in binders. They are in the cellar.
New Business -
Jim asked Sandy to include a reminder in the newsletter to remember the endowment fund in your will. It was also suggested by Denise to remember the Friends in your will.
Meeting adjourned at 8:19 pm.