East Alton Public Library District

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February, 2017

February 16, 2017

EAST ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District Board of Trustees was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, M. Funke, L. Silkwood, and A. Harris. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

7 present, 0 absent. Quorum established.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

                  None   

 

             

 

 

     

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Silkwood        Second: Funke                           Approve the minutes of the January 19, 2017 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Silkwood, aye; Funke, aye; Richie, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand, aye; Harris, aye.  7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                      Motion carried.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

·         Madison County Board of Review Final Decision

·         Madison County Ballot Proof Report

·         Sam Snyder’s Resignation Letter

    

 

 

FINANCE

 

 

            Motion: Funke          Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for February 2017.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood, aye; Hierman, aye; Harris, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                     Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1.     Sam Snyder resigned. His last day of work will be February 18. He is training his replacement Chris Hendricks. These actions are under new business.

2.     Tax service began on Monday, February 6th. The line at 9:30am was from the front door to the street.

3.     The book club selection for February: Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice”.

4.     The “Ballot Proof” report for the April election was approved by the Director. Order of ballot: Silkwood, Wiegand, Harris, & Bricker.

5.     We will be purchasing a new circulation computer. It is 8 years old and the processor is dying.

6.     Volunteer hours worked in January:

Will – 33 hours

Richard – 116 hours

7.     Thanks to all who participated decorating the library for Valentine’s Day.

8.     We have returned to weeding the Fiction section. It is shifted and straightened as we proceed.

9.     I am requesting to attend the annual Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast on March 3, 2017. Cost $25.00

10. Only 2 History calendars remain unsold. Sales were much slower for us this year.

 

YOUTH SERVICES REPORT

February 2017

Family movie night for January was a cartoon, double feature starring Tom & Jerry and their winter wonderland escapades. Also shown was “The Snowman” a book representation written by Raymond Briggs. Ten children seemed to have amazing concentrations with the cartoons. I plan to show the new DVD release “Trolls” next month.

Story time themes for January were snowmen, snow, polar bears, penguins, and moose. Everything pertaining to winter was my subject theme-even though our recent weather has been wonderfully spring-like. Coordinating crafts were felt snowmen figurines, polar bear “face” paper plate craft, penguin snow-measuring sticks, and giant moos posters. We learned about the habitats of each animal and played polar bear games.

The SWAYS meeting in January was held at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library. Favorite children’s and young adult books for 2016 were shared and discussed. Each SWAYS member made a top ten list to present to our peers. This helpful review aids in our own acquisitions. New performers for summer reading club were suggested. Always looking for competitive performers that fit into our budgets. Next month the SWAYS meeting will be in Columbia.

Submitted by Maury Reynolds

 

DISCUSSION

a)    Change board meeting time to 5:30

 

OLD BUSINESS

       None

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Motion: Funke        Second: Silkwood                                

Approve the resignation of Sam Snyder effective February 18, 2017.

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Silkwood, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker,        aye; Harris, aye; Hierman, aye; Richie, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                             Motion carried.

 

            Motion: Funke       Second: Harris                                

Approve the hiring of Christopher Hendricks at $10.07 for   approximately 20 hours per week.

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Harris, aye; Silkwood, aye; Bricker, aye;  Hierman, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                             Motion carried.

 

 

 

            Motion: Funke       Second: Harris                                

Approve the Director’s attendance to the Metro East Library     Legislative Breakfast on March 3, 2017. Cost $25.00

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Harris, aye; Silkwood, aye; Bricker, aye;  Hierman, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                             Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm.