Minutes – November 2, 2015

(as submitted)

Members Present: Lee Hallberg, Dana Petersen, Amy Welden, Carolyn Smith, Tulli Kerstetter, Laurie Webster, Silvia Fleitz

I.     Call to Order: by Carolyn at 7:08pm

II.     Proxies: None

a. Electronic votes or communications: An email vote took place on a motion that the Friends provide the library with $4715.90 for Fiber Optic installation to upgrade technology services. The motion passed and Laurie provided the library with a check on 9-14-15.

III.    Minutes of previous meeting: approved as read.

IV.    Correspondence: none

V.    Presented by Laurie. Total balance all accounts is $4,366.07. Approved with a minor date correction. View the report here.

VI.    Librarian’s report: Presented by Lee. See full report here. The Fiber Optic connection has been installed and after a few initial glitches the internet is running much faster.

VII.     Projects Summary:

a.  Stanton Englehart sales: Carolyn reports that there are enough cards stocked at Absolutely Bakery currently.

b. Library Book Bags: Sales are slow. They were given to people who bought at least $5 worth of books at the Balloon Festival book sale. We will emphasize them for holiday gift giving.

VIII.    Old Business

a. Landscaping update: Gretchen completed landscaping work for the year.

b.  Donor bench/ table: some additional ideas of people who could make an outdoor picnic table were given to Lee. It was also suggested that we go to a plaque located outdoors to recognize donors separate from a picnic table project.

IX.    New Business

a.    End of the year donation request letters: will go out the third week of November. We reread a previous letter and decided to include a list of things that the Friends paid for during 2015. Laurie will provide a list to Lee and he will incorporate them into the letter. Silvia made a motion to provide the library up to $3000 to cover the cost of the year end fund raising appeal. Amy seconded. The motion passed. Lee will let Laurie know the final cost when available so that she can provide a check.

b.    Holiday Book Sale: it was discussed whether we should do a Holiday Book Sale. Due to an extensive Tech day on Dec. 5th at the library we decided to decorate our permanent book sale shelf in the library to draw attention to it for gift giving instead. Tulli will head this up and work with Linda Bellush on making sure the shelf stays fully stocked during the holidays.

X.  Adjournment: at 7:50 pm. Our next meeting will be Monday Dec 7th at 7pm at the library. All are welcome!

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