East Alton Public Library District

December, 2013

December 19, 2013



The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:01 p.m., by President, Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were Van Long, Eileen Long, Charlotte Wiegand, Jerome Podesva, and Beverly Werts. Larry Thatcher did not attend. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand, David Rigsbey, Roger Werts, David Wiegand, and Corrine Podesva. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                        




             Motion: Podesva               Second: Werts                            Approve the minutes of the November 21, 2013 board meeting.          Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; Werts, aye; V. Long, aye, E. Long, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. 


                        Letters to/from Santa for Maury’s                                          preschoolers; tax assessment protest
                        from Dynegy to the Madison
                        County Board of Review. 


            Motion: E. Long          Second: Podesva                                 Approve wage and expenditures as presented for December 2013.                                                                                          Roll call vote: E. Long, aye; Podesva, aye; V. Long, aye; Hierman, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.                                 


1.     A reminder: we will meet in the Youth Services section.    

2.      The Book Club Selection for December is “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham.               

3.     We received a replacement tax check in the amount of $4,583.11.              

4.     The final payment to reimburse Olin for excess taxes is on the bill list. The check is in the amount of $4,082.59. I guess it is their Christmas Bonus.                      

5.     Ron said he would try to be at the December meeting to present the audit report, his wife’s health permitting.                 

6.     Zack Hudson completed his 40 hours of service to fulfill his
graduation requirement.          

7.     Tanna is working with Charter to add Internet service for the staff computers. Our data line is maxed out. Charter is having issues
with the installation.                  

8.     As of this writing I have heard nothing from either the chief of
police or the Madison County State’s Attorney office.                

9.     Kevin has completed relabeling the fiction “Mc’s”. There were
several different versions of labels—“Mc,” “Mac,” “Macc,”
“McA,” etc.         

10.        The new sump pump and drainage system is complete. 

11.  A big ‘thank you’ to Darlene and her crew for the holiday

12.  Youth Services: The family movie night had 12 in attendance.
The new release “Monster’s University” was shown. Due to
the success of the first ‘monsters’ movie (Monsters, Inc.), this
movie was enjoyed by all who attended. Next month’s movie
will be “Christmas with the Chipmunks.”
Story time themes for November were turkeys, apples,
Thanksgiving, and a fan unit on candy corn. Miscellaneous
craft activities were decorating turkey foam visors, apple foam
frames, and candy corn paper plate turkeys. Of course
everyone had to sample candy corns and several varieties of
apples. My “kids” always love to snack! A lot of fun Christmas
crafts are being planned for December.
SWAYS this month was held at the Louis Latzer Library in
Highland. Although I didn’t get to attend this meeting, I
received handouts. This was a joint effort with faculty from
public elementary schools. STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math) is a non-profit organization that
connects students, in the classroom and out, to real science
and exploration to inspire and motivate them to study and
pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Math (STEM). I have such a small story time group. I can
incorporate the above-mentioned subjects and activities
into my story time program, but it would be at such a smaller
scale, since we are a library and attendance varies weekly.
Next month’s meeting will be held at the Tri-Township
Library in Troy.         
Submitted by: Maury Reynolds
P.S. I have included a small packet to be passed around on a
fun activity that we did at the beginning of December. A
detailed report will be in next month’s report. But my kids
wrote letters to Santa! AND Santa wrote back! Wanted to let
you see their cute letters and Santa’s responses to each child.





ADJOURNMENT   There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.