|Friends of the Library Meeting Minutes for October 21, 2010|
Present: Ellison Franklin, Anne Mannisto, Sandy Walts, Claire Kreher, Denise Stacer, Paul Snyder, Joe Thomas, Boni Trush, Christa Williams, Jennifer Gustafson, Jim Morche, Martha Nork, Linda Schwelnus, Laura Lockhart
Absent: Erin McDermott,
7:07 Meeting called to order.
Minutes from prior meeting amended and approved.
President's Report - Paul Snyder
Library Director's Report - Anne Mannisto
The circulation figures from August had no comparison to last year's figures due to the library being closed for the remodel.
Circulation for September was 40,280. This was down 1.9% from the previous year's figures.
The library has been doing many database programs with school age children. It helps to facilitate getting reputable information on the internet.
The investment program series will begin again in January.
The final figures for the Summer Reading Program were as follows:
August 24 the library held the Just Desserts program to thank all of the volunteers who donate their time to the library.
Support for the Library Millage was added to the library website. The ballot was included on the website along with a fact sheet.
The library will be giving the friends shelving in the youth portal to make up for the area at the front of the library that is being appropriated for the Giving Tree.
The library is looking at renovating the Teen area. They are looking at ways to create more shelving. There has already been someone out looking at the space. Depending on the millage, there will be two packages that will be proposed. The library might look to the Friends to help with renovation costs.
Treasurer's Report - Denise Stacer
Corresponding Secretary - Christa Williams
Joe asked how many of the 14 letters that went out were just from Friends donations. The answer was none.
There was a Thank You letter sent to the Friends for the $81.37 donation to the Mill Race Village.
Books for Babies - Judy DeFrancesco
Used Books - Joe Thomas
Membership - Ellison Franklin
Gift Store - Martha Nork
Programs - Jim Morche
Book Sale - Jim Morche
There was no donation of the leftover books to MBB due to MBB having already scanned the books. The recycling of books proved to be a problem at the book sale. An opportunity was identified and going forward the Friends will explore the possibility of a charity to accept the books after the book sale.
Discussion was held on various charities that accept book donation and that will schedule removal of the books.
New Business -
Old Business -
Meeting adjourned at 9:12 pm.