East Alton Public Library District

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January/2016

January 21, 2016

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 6:03 p.m. by President Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, B. Werts and M. Funke. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. L. Silkwood was absent. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

                 

                 None   

 

             

     

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Wiegand        Second: Funke                           Approve the minutes of the December 17, 2015 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Werts, aye; Richie aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye. Silkwood was absent. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

·         Tanna’s resignation letter

·         Christmas card from Schreda Tite

·         Thank you card to Library Board

 

 

 

FINANCE

            Motion: Werts          Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for January 2015.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Bricker, aye; Richie, aye; Hierman, aye. Silkwood was absent. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1.      We are in receipt of approximately $2,700.00 in ERate refunds from AT&T.

2.      Tanna’s last day will be January 23, 2016. She is training her replacement Sam Snyder. Sam began his employment on January 2, 2016. Both these items are on the agenda under New Business.

 

3.      The book club selection is the classic novel by Pearl Buck: “The Good Earth.”

 

4.      On a January 11th a replacement tax check in the amount of $12,717.93 was disbursed.

 

5.      I have completed the annual Illinois State Library certification. We are good for the year.

 

6.      We have an acknowledgement from the State Library for the receipt of the Per Capita Grant.

 

7.      I am requesting permission to attend the Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast held on February 19, 2016. Cost is $25.00.

 

8.      Sam is fitting in. He retains training, is more than willing to learn and is friendly to staff and patrons.

 

9.      The Illinois Funds accounts were transferred to Liberty Bank on January 15.

 

10.  The AARP tax preparers will be using the meeting room for training January 25-28. Tax prep begins on February 1st on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

11.  The monitor for the patron notification center is now mounted to the wall. Andy created the mounting bracket.

 

12.  Kevin will be distributing new staff contact sheets.

 

 

 

YOUTH SERVICES REPORT

January 2016

Family movie night for December had 27 in attendance!  I’m so excited for having such a great turnout.  The popular “Minions” was shown.  Each child and adult received goody bags, candy, popcorn, and Christmas cookies.    It’s just a lot of fun when there is a great audience.  Next month the new movie “Hotel Transylvania 2” will be shown.  The first movie was so good; I hear that this one is good too.

Story time themes and coordinating crafts for December were making Mickey & Minnie Christmas ornaments, our traditional letters to Santa, miscellaneous Christmas ornaments, and gingerbread boy or girl puppets.  Various books read were about Mickey, Minnie, Santa, Rudolph, Frosty, and Gingerbread Boy, and Gingerbread Girl.  The Mickey and Minnie Christmas decorations have been a big hit!  Many favorable comments concerning the “Mickey” tree and all the Disney toys etc. in the display case.  Several people even wanted to purchase some of the items in the case!  Not happening, ha!

The SWAYS meeting in December was at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library. We saw a demo of their new 3-D printer.  Very expensive, and I guess it can be useful in some larger libraries. We had a book discussion on several older young adult books that the majority read. In addition to our meeting we enjoyed our annual Christmas potluck.  The SWAYS meeting in January will be at the O’Fallon Public Library.

Submitted by Maury Reynolds.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

                            None

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

                     Motion: Funke          Second: Werts                              A          Accept the resignation of Tanna Boaz effective January 23, 2016.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye;       Richie, aye; Hierman. Silkwood was absent. 6 ayes, no nays,                          1 absent. Motion carried. 

 

 

 

 

                       Motion: Funke          Second: Werts                          

Accept the employment of Samuel Snyder effective January 2, 2016.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye;

Richie, aye; Hierman, aye. Silkwood was absent. 6 ayes, no nays,

1 absent. Motion carried.      

 

 

                        Motion: Funke          Second: Werts                              

Approve Director’s attendance to the Metro East Library Legislative Breakfast on February 19, 2016 in Edwardsville; cost $25.00.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Funke, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye;

Richie, aye; Hierman, aye. Silkwood was absent. 6 ayes, no nays,

1 absent. Motion carried. 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:39 pm.