East Alton Public Library District

August 2021

             August 20, 2020

EAST ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PUBLIC HEARING - APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE
The hearing for the Appropriation Ordinance (2020-01) was convened at 5:15 PM by the Director, Richard Chartrand. Those in attendance were: Richard Chartrand, Maggie Funke, Sally Hierman, Charlotte Wiegand, Loretta Silkwood, Jason Bricker, and Judith Richie. No one from the public attended. Adjourned at 5:45 PM.

 

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:45 p.m. by Maggie Funke at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, S. Hierman, and L. Silkwood.

Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.

*The July meeting of 2020 was not held.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

                  None   

 

             

     

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Hierman     Second: Wiegand                         Approve the minutes of the June 18th & July 16th board meetings.              Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Silkwood, aye; Bricker, aye; Funke, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                                                                         Motion carried.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

       None

   

 

FINANCE

 

 

            Motion: Silkwood      Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for June & July 2020.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Silkwood, aye; Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Hierman, aye; Funke, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                     Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

August 2020

1. Volunteer hours for July were 20.

2. A replacement tax check for $13,841.71 was received on July 24, 2020.

3. The annual workmen’s compensation audit was completed and returned to the insurance company. 

4. Drew ordered two new computers. One will be for Becky’s desk and the other will go in the workroom replacing the old one.

5. Andy installed a NO TOUCH thermometer on the wall in the workroom. Employees are taking their temperatures when they walk in the door.

6. A reminder that the Public Hearing is at 5:15PM. The Director will be in attendance.

 

YOUTH SERVICES REPORT

August 2020

Over the last month I’ve continued to learn procedures for assisting patrons checking out and returning materials, familiarizing myself with Polaris/IHLS and the library’s various collections; and trying    to stay current with the latest quarantine procedures.

            I’ve continued familiarizing myself with the various categories of children’s and young adult reading materials, and I’ve placed two orders for books. I’ve been consulting various reviews such as ALA Booklist and others, to find opinions on which books they consider essential for a library’s’ children and young adult collections. I’m compiling lists and plan to include these to future orders.

            The July SWAYS meeting was accomplished using ZOOM. It seems many (most) local libraries are struggling to provide services to patrons, and we fall right in line with the rest’ although     I have been watching and learning techniques, methods, and resources to being implementing STEAM, Story Walk, and Story Time activities, via video recording if possible. In reality, I expect    to implement some of these activities beginning with the new year.        I am looking forward to outreach with the local schools as well.

Respectfully submitted by Becky Retzer.

 

DISCUSSION

       None

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

       None

     

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Motion: Richie      Second: Silkwood                              

Fund Transfers

Roll call vote: Richie, aye; Silkwood, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker,        aye; Funke, aye; Wiegand, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                             Motion carried.

 

            Motion: Hierman       Second: Bricker                                

Budget Transfers

Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand, aye; Silkwood,     aye; Funke, aye; Richie, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                             Motion carried.

 

            Motion: Wiegand      Second: Richie                               

2ȼ Building and Maintenance Tax Resolution (2020-01)

Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Funke, aye; Silkwood, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                             Motion carried.

 

            Motion: Hierman      Second: Bricker                                

Appropriation Ordinance (2020-01)

Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand, aye; Silkwood,      aye; Funke, aye; Richie, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                             Motion carried.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:14 pm.

 

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