East Alton Public Library District

July 2021

                 July 15, 2021

EAST ALTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PUBLIC HEARING - APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE
The hearing for the Appropriation Ordinance (2021-02) was convened at 5:15 PM by the President, Maggie Funke. Those in attendance were: Maggie Funke, Jason Bricker, Sally Hierman, Charlotte Wiegand, Adam Harris, and Richard Chartrand. 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. Bricker, S. Hierman, and A. Harris.

Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

J. Richie entered the meeting at 6:04PM.

5 present, 2 absent. Quorum established.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

       None   

 

          

        

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Harris     Second: Bricker                            Approve the minutes of the June 17, 2021 meeting.                        Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Hierman, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent.                                                                                         Motion carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

·         Per Capita Grant from the Illinois State Library for $17,965.50

 

 

FINANCE

 

 

            Motion: Harris       Second: Wiegand                             Approve wages and expenditures as presented for June 2021.

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

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

July 2021

1.      Volunteer hours for June were 17.

2.      The FY 2021 Per Capita Grant was approved in the amount of $17,965.50.

3.      The Public Hearing will convene at 5:15PM the day of the board meeting.

4.      There are several items of “New Business” on the agenda. The annual Budget and Fund Transfers, the 2ȼ Building and Maintenance Tax Resolution, and under “Old Business” the Appropriation Ordinance. The Fund and Budget Transfers will be distributed at the board meeting.

5.      My August project will be the annual report to the State Library.

6.      Over 100 large print books were given to other libraries.

7.      I am continuing to discard reference and genealogy materials.

8.      For August board meeting action, I am recommending the transfer of $25,000.00 into the Building Fund Account.

9.      I am planning on changing the nightly closing to 6:00PM, starting in August.

 

YOUTH SERVICES REPORT

July 9th, 2021

SWAYS meetings are still on hiatus for the summer.

The Summer Reading Challenges continue. We’ve had weekly drawings, as well as halfway point prizes distributed. The numbers are not as high as I like, I can only assume they will grow as this becomes the new normal for East Alton patrons. I plan on using Beanstack for Winter Reading Challenges also. The entertainment schedule so far has been Mad Science, Dino O’Dell (music/storyteller), and Hooked on Science. The shows/activities were held indoors and were well received, but not crowded. Mr. Biblio (stories/music), and the Glen Foster Magic Show will end the summer programming. Hooked on Science was publicized on the evening news, but didn’t seem to help boost the audience numbers. Two librarians from the St. Louis County Library System were here to observe Jason Lindsay from Hooked on Science.

I had $180 to spend, leftover from the Back to Books Grant, which had to be used up, which I accomplished. I’ve been doing inventory on novel collections, beginning with YA, and now have completed the Juvenile Fiction series’ as well. I have a feeling a lot of the missing JFIC novels are in the paperback section, on which I plan to start next week. Then I will move on to YA Graphic Novels and Juvenile Graphics. I plan on filling holes and adding on to series that have been neglected since 2020.

Submitted by Becky Retzer.

DISCUSSION

       None

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

           Motion: Hierman      Second: Harris                              

Appropriation Ordinance (2021-02)

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

 

NEW BUSINESS

         Motion: Wiegand       Second: Bricker                                

Budget Transfers as presented

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

 

         Motion: Harris    Second: Bricker                             

Fund Transfers as presented

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

 

          Motion: Wiegand      Second: Harris                               

2ȼ Building and Maintenance Tax Resolution (2021-01)

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

 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:05 pm.

 

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