East Alton Public Library District

December, 2016

December 15, 2016



The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District Board of Trustees was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by Loretta Silkwood at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, and M. Funke. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. A. Harris and S. Hierman were absent.                               5 present, 2 absent. Quorum established.











            Motion: Funke        Second: Wiegand                           Approve the minutes of the November 17, 2016 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Wiegand, aye; Silkwood, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye.  5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent.                                      Motion carried.





·         New Library Card Design

·         Maury’s Position Acceptance Letter

·         Community Christmas Campaign Letter

·         Notice of Dismissal for Ken’s Lawsuit




            Motion: Funke          Second: Silkwood                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for December 2016.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Silkwood, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent.                                     Motion carried.






1.      The book club selection for the month is a seasonal selection “Falling Like Snowflakes” by Denise Hunter.

2.      David will be taking over as book club liaison.

3.      In January the book club will be moving to the 3rd Saturday at 10 AM.

4.      Income Tax Service will begin the first week of February.

5.      Under “New Business” is the transfer of the “Centennial Man” and card catalog section to the History Museum.

6.      Cameron’s resignation is also under “New Business”.

7.      The Community Christmas box is over-flowing, with bags stacked around it.

8.      I would like to thank everyone who decorated the library for the holidays.

9.      The new library card design will be shown at the board meeting.

10.  Bookmarks have been created showing the new hours. The library brochure has also been changed.

11.  The meeting room is reserved on December 12th for a legal deposition.

12.  The Per Capita Grant is completed but not submitted. It does not format properly when sent to the server at the State Library.



December 2016

Family movie night for November was the classic “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” with a bonus feature “The Mayflower Voyage.” Twelve children and their parents attended.  Refreshments were served.  Next month I will be showing “The Santa Clause” starring Tim Allen. We will have loads of fun with that holiday time. 

Story time themes and coordinating crafts for November were mostly Thanksgiving themes: Native American Indians, pilgrims, and turkeys.  Other themes included in the November curriculum were Veteran’s Day and a new book from the Numeroff collection “If You Give a Mouse a Brownie.”  Coordinating crafts were Indian boy and girl portraits, pilgrim puppets, turkey place settings, American flags and poppy pictures, and mice faces.  The children were surprised with a brownie just like the story.  They always enjoy food surprises!

I’ll try to get all of the November craft pictures on F/B.  Because we are starting our December holiday theme and crafts.

I revised all the JFic paperback books in the turn styles.  Now all are updated and orderly.  Eventually need to weed out the old and prepare for some new paperbacks.

The SWAYS meeting in November was held at the Freeburg Area Library District.  New business was discussion of the summer reading program for 2017.  The theme is “Reading by Design”.  Possible performers and craft ideas were being shared.  Next month the SWAYS meeting will be in Fairview Heights. 

Submitted by Maury Reynolds






             Motion: Funke          Second: Wiegand                                

Approve transfer of “Centennial Man” model and card catalog to the East Alton Historical Society

Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker,     aye; Silkwood aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent.                               Motion carried. 



            Motion: Richie         Second: Funke                                

Approve the resignation of Cameron Randall effective November 30, 2016

Roll call vote: Richie, aye; Funke, aye; Silkwood, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent.                                             Motion carried.


ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:12 pm.