East Alton Public Library District

June, 2012

June 21, 2012



The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by president Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, B. Werts, E. Long, and L. Thatcher.   Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.  5 present, 2 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                                  



  Motion: Werts                Second: E. Long                              Approve the minutes of the May 17, 2012 board meeting.          Roll call vote: Werts, aye; E. Long, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Thatcher aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent. Motion carried.


    Thank you note from the Thatcher family                                      


   Motion: Wiegand                   Second: Thatcher                              Approve wage and expenditures as presented for June 2012.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; E. Long, aye; Thatcher, aye; Hierman, aye; Werts, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent. Motion carried.                                                                                                


1.      As indicated on the statistical sheet, eBook checkouts in May were 80.34; items were on hold waiting availability. Book titles available were 5,655.

2.      The book club selection for June is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson. A murder mystery set in Sweden.

3.      Nothing on Olin to report as of this writing.

4.      The fund transfers and budget transfers will be distributed at
the board meeting.

5.      The $1.00 a bag book clearance sale has returned. I am getting
rid of old fiction; it does not sell well.

6.      Kevin was married over Memorial Day weekend and the newlyweds honeymooned in Orlando. I am happy to report
that Kevin is still married.

7.      There will be staff job duty reorganization in the fall,
following Paula’s retirement.

8.      Under new business is the Appropriation Ordinance. This is
for June’s discussion. It needs to be passed after the public
hearing at the July board meeting.

9.      Darlene is very busy closing out the fiscal year.

10.  We now have all of our copies of “Fifty Shades of Grey”
and the two sequels. We have 2 copies of Vols. I and II and
our copy of Vol. III. These come under the book selection category of “All the best in trash.”

11.  Youth Services: The movie “The Muppets” was shown on our
new 46-inch television! There were 25 in attendance. The
evening family movie nights are suspended during the summer

The last SWAYS meeting for the school year was held at
Columbia Public Library. An election was held of new
officers for the school year 2012-2013. Sharing last minute
ideas for the summer reading program was discussed.

Story time themes for May were Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day.

I finalized performers, crafts, and movies for the summer
reading program. The first performer is scheduled on Tuesday,
June 12th.

Everything is going great and we are looking forward to this
summer’s reading program!


             Ordinance 2012-02 Appropriation Ordinance              


Motion: E. Long                                    Second: Wiegand                Approve Fund Transfers as Presented                      
Roll call vote: E. Long, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Werts, aye; Thatcher, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent. Motion carried.

 Motion: Werts                             Second: Wiegand                             Approve Budget transfers as presented.                                                                                                   Roll call vote: Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; E. Long,
aye; Thatcher, aye. 5 ayes, no nays, 2 absent. Motion carried. 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 pm.