East Alton Public Library District

August, 2016

August 18, 2016



The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District board of Trustees was called to order at 6:03 p.m. by President Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, L. Silkwood, J. Bricker, and A. Harris. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.










            Motion: Silkwood      Second: Wiegand                           Approve the minutes of the July 21, 2016 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Silkwood, aye; Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Harris, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.             Motion carried.





·         Kathy Jarman ‘Thank You’ Card







            Motion: Richie       Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for August 2016.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Silkwood, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Harris, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.            Motion carried.








1.      Trustee terms and expiration for 2017 Consolidated Election:

2019 Term

Margaret Funke

Judith Richie

Sally Hierman

                                                                        2017 Expiring Term

Adam Harris

Jason Bricker

Loretta Silkwood

Charlotte Wiegand

2.      I will be distributing some information about possible budget savings at the board meeting.

3.      The Levy Ordinance is prepared and is included in the board packet. It needs to be enacted in September.

4.      The Book Club selection for the Month is: John Grisham’s “The Partner”.

5.      The library data network and filtering is functioning much better, since the upgrade. Thank you Sam.

6.      The weeding and shifting of the Adult Fiction is up to the letter “H”.

7.      Jason and Judy were the cover story on the August 5th, 2016 AdVantage.

8.      “Roxie” the cat found a home on Madison Street in Alton.

9.      We are in receipt of a commercial Freedom of Information from Smart Procure. A company located in Florida. Thank – you Darlene for filling the request.

10.  The History Committee displays continue to be very popular.




August 2016

 The 2016 summer reading program “Be Like a Superhero-Read for the Win” ended in July with a bang-up finale program.  We had special guests attend the beginning of our finale.  Batman and Super Girl enchanted the children with their presence.  Not only were there photo opportunities for the parents and children, but our superheroes shared their experiences and danced with the kids.  They left before our pizza was delivered, since they had to fight off enemies. 

The over-all consensus to my new format for finale prizes was enthusiastically welcomed by the children and parents.  They totally loved earning reward tickets throughout the program.  Each reward ticket earned was placed in the corresponding prize jar.  This enabled them to read and “go for the prize!”  There were many opportunities to earn these tickets, such as: scavenger hunts, guessing jars, contests, craft & movie participation, reading books, wearing superhero clothes, and donating canned goods for the Community Hope Food Pantry.

Lots of wonderful prizes were given out.  Each participant also received a goody bag filled with prizes and candy.  I thoroughly enjoyed this year’s theme.  So much fun and enthusiasm involved!  Photos for all of our programs are on our Facebook page.

The agenda and curriculum for July is noted below.

Date          Performer                   Crafts & Activities          Movie

7/5-7/7      Juggling Jeff                   Superhero Scenes           TMNT

7/12         Batman & Super Girl      Finale Pizza & Prizes    


Weeding out particularly old and worn out books in the elementary, juvenile, and young adult areas. Replacing some books if they are not out of print.


Working on the sponsor/donation letter to be presented to area businesses.  Continuing to comprise a list of businesses and their addresses. 


The movie matinee continues throughout August until school begins. Then the movie times will go back to the family movie nights once a month.  Submitted by Maury Reynolds






Levy Ordinance (2016-03) was distributed and discussed.           

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:36 pm.