East Alton Public Library District

July 2019

                 July 18, 2019


The hearing for the Appropriation Ordinance (2019-02) was convened at 5:15 PM by the President, Maggie Funke. Those in attendance were: Maggie Funke, Sally Hierman, Charlotte Wiegand, Judith Richie, and Richard Chartrand. No one from the public attended. Adjourned at 5:45 PM.



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

Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

5 present, 2 absent. Quorum established.











            Motion: Hierman   Second: Richie                             Approve the minutes of the June 20, 2019 board meeting.         

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





·         2019 SRC Crafts (Maury wants all crafts to be shown)






            Motion: Wiegand    Second: Richie                            Approve wages and expenditures for June 2019.                                                                                                 Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Hierman, aye; Funke, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent.                        

Motion carried.





July 2019

1.     I performed 26 hours of volunteer time in June.

2.     The Budget and Fund transfers are included in the board packet.

3.     The 2ȼ Building and Maintenance Resolution (2019-01) is included in the board packet.

4.     The Budget Hearing is scheduled for 5:15 PM precedes the board meeting.

5.     The book club selection for July is Liane Moriarty’s “Nine Perfect Strangers”. Nine far less than perfect visitors to a very upscale spa.

6.     A $50,00 disbursement will be sent to IMRF after we leave a large tax payment.

7.     Kane Mechanical replaced the compressor on the big A/C unit that cools the adult side of the library.

8.     My project for July will be the annual report to the State Library.

9.     The Levy Ordinance will be distributed in the August board packet. It may be enacted in September.


July 2019

The 2019 Summer Reading Program began Tues., June 11. So far I have 50 children enrolled from Pre-K to 11th grades. I have 8 older kids who have returned. Some of them I have had since they were 2 and 3 years old. It is wonderful that they still want to be involved with the summer reading program, since many of the activities are geared for the young grade levels. However, I have designed some older activities just for them. We will be going on an outing later in July.

Performers for June have been Treehouse Wildlife Center, Dow, IL; Swords & Roses, St. Peters, MO; and OMG Josh, Ballwin, MO. Treehouse brought 5 different kind of animals that were rescued and nursed back to health. These particular animals will permanently stay at their center. Swords & Roses are a storytelling, swashbuckling team. Many children were chosen to guide the audience through a magical cavern. The team of children and the audience must visit all four caves in the cavern. The children learned to work together and to make the right choices in order to survive in “the cavern of the elements.” OMG Josh uses classic comedy paired with amazing stunts, magic acts, and juggling. Audience participation encouraged.

Movie matinees are every Monday. Special movies featured in June were “The Sword in the Stone” and “Toy Story 3”. Three more movies will be featured in July. My average attendance for the movies have been 40 children/parents. Great attendance.

Crafts, games, and activities have been very popular. Showtime-theme crafts, “Carnival” games, and Lego building are the main activities. Special prizes are won with each game. We made “Showtime” glasses, “Showtime” souvenir tiles, and microphones. For you to see, I’ve included a pair of glasses and a souvenir tiles. Thank you for supplying the tiles. It was greatly appreciated. This was a special craft for them. I think they turned out great as a memento for their 2019 summer reading club experience! Submitted by Maury Reynolds








              Motion: Hierman        Second: Richie                                 

Approve Appropriation Ordinance (2019-02)

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




            Motion: Richie        Second: Bricker                                

Approve 2ȼ Building and Maintenance Tax Resolution

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


            Motion: Hierman       Second: Richie                                

Budget Transfers

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





Motion: Richie        Second: Wiegand                                

Fund Transfers

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



   ADJOURNMENT                    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:01 pm.