Category Archives: 2021

Minutes – July 5, 2021

(as submitted)

Members present:    Koko Smith, Miriam Dunbar, Anne Benson, Tulli Kerstetter, Laurie Webster, Amy Welden, Silvia Fleitz

1. Call to order 4:03 PM

2. Minutes from June meeting as emailed. Miriam moved to accept the minutes and Koko seconded.      All approved.

3. Guest requests — none

4. Proxy/e-mail votes — none

5. Correspondence — none

6. Financial report – Laurie reported $4223.49 in savings.    Additions to balance came from a Leonard Gallagher donation, one membership, Englehart prints and cards sold, $291 proceeds from Jersey Jim auction, and $48 in-library book sales.    Outlays were as follows: renewal of Friends’ PO box for one year, and a $2874 bill for paving the library parking lot.    Ending balance in checking is $6404.81, with a total balance of $10,628.30.    It was pointed out that the $291 listed on the report was incorrectly attributed to Englehart Paypal receipts. Laurie will amend the report to reflect the Jersey Jim proceeds were $291. Miriam reported that the Library Board appreciates Friends’ payment of the parking lot upgrade and outdoor classroom.    Miriam will act as liaison to the library board and report to the board of Friends’ activities.   Silvia moved to approve the corrected financial report, and Koko seconded. All approved.

7. Library Director’s report – Lee, being on holiday, did not furnish a report to Anne.   Miriam reported on the Library Board’s discussion concerning hiring a part-time Spanish speaker to help with storytime for kids, among other duties.    Lee will also be budgeting for a grant writer.    Midge has taken over adult programming.

8. Old business

Jersey Jim Auction recap — $291 was donated to Friends, after Paypal fee
Thank you note to Jersey Jim Foundation for donating one night to the Friends. Anne asked Koko to write this note and she agreed to do so.

Mancos Days Book Sale
Book Sorting and Current Stock – Miriam reported that she has gotten all the books sorted, and the Zircon is full. The library will not accept new donations for the time being.

Also sending books to Canon City Prison after our book sale. Everyone was wondering if the prison inmates who will receive the books are male or female. Anne agreed to find out.
Pricing ;-)    Keeping double bags at $8. All agreed to keep the pricing as Anne has listed on the flyers, even though the Board had agreed last month to $7 for the larger grocery bags.
Promotion – Flyers, E-mails, KSJD, Sandwich boards.   Miriam volunteered to put out sandwich boards, one near Zuma and one near the bridge to the library.    Silvia will do flyers (30)    Half sheets will be made up by Anne (20) to leave at the library front desk.   Masks will be suggested to be worn for the unvaccinated during the sale.    KSJD and the Chamber will be notified by Silvia.
Volunteers – Duties, Hours, Sign-up sheet. Anne is printing up new signup sheets with input from Silvia.
Presale/social – Hours, Treats — Anne will check out cutlery, ice cream.    Koko volunteered to provide music.    Setup for the sale was agreed to take place 11-3 on Thursday, the 22nd, with the social for members 5-7. Amy will set up for the social.    Amy suggested purchasing ice cream from Green Table and will inquire as to whether they would offer a discount for three quarts.    Tulli volunteered to pick up the ice cream and the flowers.    Motion for spending up to $80 for ice cream and flowers was made by Miriam and seconded by Amy.    All approved.    Laurie will leave $100 in the cash box with Lee in the usual spot (bottom drawer).    Membership forms and list will be made available by Amy.

9. New business

Book donation to Canon City prison library – see above.

10. Adjourn at 4:57 pm

Next meeting: August 2, 2021



Minutes – June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021
Mancos Public Library, Outdoors
4 pm

(as submitted)

Members present: Koko Smith, Miriam Dunbar, Anne Benson, Tulli Kerstetter, Laurie Webster, Silvia Fleitz, Ilga Vise, Susan Stein

1. Call to order at 4:03

2. Minutes from May meeting as emailed – Miriam moved to approve the minutes, and Laurie seconded. All approved.

3. Guest requests — none
4. Proxy/e-mail votes — none
5. Correspondence — none

6. Financial report – Laurie reported that the following activity had occurred during May: donations and memberships of $100, $22.55 in-library book sales, $42 Englehart card sales, $30.55 donation box, and an Amazon Smile payment of $20.99. Amount in savings is $4222.96, checking $8551.81, for a total balance of $12,774.77. As per May’s meeting, $2000 has been earmarked for outdoor classroom upgrades but has not yet been requested. Likewise, funds approved in May for parking lot upgrades (up to $3000) have not been requested yet. Tulli moved to approve the financial report, and Silvia seconded. All approved.

Silvia asked about membership renewals. Since Amy Welden handles memberships and she was unable to attend, the issue was tabled until next meeting.

7. Library Director’s report — In Lee’s absence, Anne reported that Julie’s vacated position as youth services coordinator has been filled by Erin Bohm.

8. Old business – none

9. New business
Jersey Jim Auction – Aug 9. Dana has expressed a willingness to help with the auction. August 9 is a Monday. After discussion, board members suggested June 21 to 27 for the actual auction, with advertising for same beginning immediately with flyers around town, spots on local radio, and bulk email. Apparently there are no restrictions in place for reserving the tower due to Covid-19.

Book sorting and BWBs — Miriam, Anne, and Joan have been busy getting books sorted. Miriam presented three very old books to the members that were donated. Although old, they are not in very good condition. Consensus on how to proceed with them was to put them out at the in-library book sale shelf after consulting with Joan.

Mancos Days Book Sale prep. Pre-sale? Lee has reserved the community room for Friends Thursday through Saturday for the sale in July. The sale is also listed on the Mancos Days calendar. All agreed to continue the social/pre-sale on Thursday evening for members: ice cream, cookies, etc. Books will again be sold by the pound and $5 per grocery bag, $7 for larger take-out food bags. Details will be planned at the next meeting.

10. Adjourn at 4:33

Next meeting: July 5, 2021