Category Archives: 2014

Minutes – September 8, 2014

(as submitted)

Members Present: Dana Petersen, Lee Wilson, Laurie Webster, Silvia Fleitz, Lee Hallberg

  1. Call to Order: by Lee Wilson 7:12pm
  2. Proxies:
    1. Electronic votes or communications: none
  • Minutes of previous meeting: approved as read.
  1. Correspondence: Laurie updated our status with the Colorado Secretary of State.
  2. Financial report: presented by Laurie. View the July-August 2014 financial statement here. Total Balance of accounts is $7667.75. Laurie reports that Holly Cruser wanted to know how much was specified for landscaping from previous fund raisers. Laurie tabulated that we have $1639 of money that was raised specifically for landscaping. Lee H. will coordinate with Holly on how this money will be spent.
  3. Librarian’s report: see below. Volunteers are needed in the library for re-barcoding, landscaping/weeding, light replacement, etc.
  • Projects Summary
    1. Stanton Englehart sales: We are down to one 12-pack at Absolute Bakery. When that is sold we will start putting 8-packs there. Silvia proposed that the signed prints price possibly be lowered and that new venues are found for selling posters. Dana feels that the signed posters, being limited editions, should stay at the price of $150 for one and $275 for two. Durango Christmas Bazaar, outlets in Durango that have Englehart art displayed, Ebay were all discussed. Extra volunteers would be needed to do this. We also will need to get the posters and cards back on the website.
    2. Sculpture recognizing donors: tabled until next meeting. Laurie and Silvia will look at some rocks.


  • Old Business
  1. Slate of officers: President-Lee Wilson, 1st Vice President-open until filled, 2nd Vice President-Dana Petersen, Secretary-Silvia Fleitz, Treasurer-Laurie Webster. The slate was approved. We will continue to work on recruiting a 1st Vice President and additional volunteers.
  2. New Business
  3. Holiday Book Sale: This will be on Sat. Nov. 15th, Friends-Only 9am, General Public 10am to 3pm. Set up will be on Fri Nov. 14th starting at 1pm. We are also looking for venues to give away books. Local thrift stores, Ecocycle in Boulder, For Pet’s Sake sales, and courier books to a library program that gives books to families or libraries in need were mentioned.
  4. Adjourn 8:05 pm. Next meeting will be Monday Oct 6th at 7 pm at the library. All are welcome!

Librarian’s Report


  • North End landscaping (Outdoor Classroom) is 85% completed with installation of the mushroom display. Still need to spread gravel around beehive (new enclosure is now up), install identification plaques for everything, and weave earth loom (OA Group will do).
  • Preliminary certification is in from the County & shows no change from last year – hopefully this is an indication of the end of the recession and we will start seeing increases in the coming years.
  • Fundraising dinner @ Olio’s last night was a success, raised $900 for the library and was a great opportunity to speak to the current needs.
  • Kate Kearns has accepted a job with the Early Learning Center but will continue to work at the library as a substitute. Currently advertising for a Youth Services Lead.
  • Almost all after school programs are back in full swing, Outdoor Adventures will start up again in October and Science Friday’s will resume again this Friday.
  • EBSCO databases have been very well received, Charlene trained 4 classes on their use last Friday.
  • Still looking for volunteers to help with various projects around the library – re-barcoding, landscaping / weeding, light replacement, etc.
  • Implementation of the Strategic Plan has been moving forward but faltered slightly with resignation of Youth Services Manager.

Minues – August 4, 2014

(as submitted) Mancos Friends of the Library – Minutes

August 4th, 2014

Members Present: Dana Petersen, Lee Wilson, Laurie Webster, Silvia Fleitz

I. Call to Order: by Lee Wilson at 7:15 pm

II. Proxies:
a. Electronic votes or communications: none

III. Minutes of previous meeting: approved as read.

IV. Correspondence: Laurie will update our status with the Colorado Secretary of State.

V. Financial report: Laurie just got back into town and will present at the next meeting.

VI. Librarian’s report: Lee Hallberg was not present. He emailed a report. See below.

VII. Projects Summary

a. Stanton Englehart sales: The card sales at the Absolute Bakery continue to go well. We will put the last 8 of the 12 packs there. Lee will ask Carolyn Smith to continue this when Lee moves away.

b. Sculpture recognizing donors: tabled until next meeting. Laurie and Silvia will look at some rocks.

c. Mancos Days-Book Sale: Laurie just got back to town and has not had time to count the proceeds. She will email the results. Ideas for future book sales included 3 more sandwich boards, setting up a table closer to the park, enlarging our sale book sale shelf in the library.

VIII. Old Business

A. Mancos Days-Library 5th Anniversary Celebration: Dana and Silvia will present receipts for supplies at the next meeting.

B. We will continue to talk with people to recruit new officers for our slate for Sept.

IX. New Business

A. Dana added a link to the Friend’s website for signing up your City Market Card for the City Market Cares program so that a portion of your spending will go to the library.

B. Dana suggested looking into selling t-shirts and hoodies with the library aspen leaf logo after a library patron asked if any were for sale.

X. Adjourn 7:55 pm. Next meeting will be Monday Sept 8th at 7 pm at the library. All are welcome!

Librarian’s report:

– Regular & after school programs will resume after school starts on the 19th.
– Much thanks to Holly Cruiser for coming to help out with the weeding & landscaping – we could still use more help, particularly with the weeds if anyone has time or energy.
– Kudos on the booksale – I haven’t heard word of the final tally, but I heard it was busy!
– Much thanks for all your help and support with the anniversary celebration – I hear it was a big success, many community members have commented that they enjoyed the evening.