East Alton Public Library District

June 2018

                June 21, 2018




The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:48 p.m. by Loretta Silkwood at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, S. Hierman, and A. Harris. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.









            Motion: Hierman     Second: Harris                           Approve the minutes of the May 17, 2018 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Harris, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                                                                         Motion carried.




·         Will’s Resignation Letter

·         Thank You letter from Will






            Motion: Richie        Second: Wiegand                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for May 2018.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Silkwood, aye; Harris, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                     Motion carried.










1.     Volunteer Hours:

·        Will: 60

·        Rich: 66.5

2.     The draft appropriation ordinance is included with the board packet. The public hearing will be in July.

3.     The Fund and Budget transfers will be acted upon at the July board meeting. The budget will stay open through July 19th.

4.     The Book Club selection for the month is: “The Tuscan Child” by Rhys Bowen. A daughter embarks on a journey to Italy to discover her father’s secret past.

5.     The tax distributions have started: $2,295.03 was distributed on June 6, 2018.

6.     The 2ȼ Building and Maintenance Tax Resolution will be on the July agenda.

7.     Policy manual corrections will be ready for the August board meeting.

8.     Drew connected an old scanner to the computer outside the Computer Lab. The public may use it.

9.     As the Book Sale table gets room we have been withdrawing unused fiction titles.



June 2018

Story time themes for May were Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Show ‘n Tell, and our finale Luau Party. Coordinating crafts were Dora, Swiper, and Boots (from Dora) TP decorative crafts, Mother’s Day devotional cards, sponge painting ceramic flower pots, Emoji crosswords, and a free craft (children’s choice).

As an end of party for my regular story time kids, I held a luau party.  There was a hula hoop contest and a limbo contest.  The boys and girls were pretty limber, ha.  A Hawaiian fruit dish was served as well as pizza, of course.   No crafts were made-- just having fun with the games and activities.  Each child was treated with a leis and a “Hawaiian” beach ball.  This was the last regular story time until August.  Next is the big summer reading program starting with our kick-off June 12 with an I-Spy Scavenger Hunt through our neighborhood and back to the library for face painting and hot dogs.

I had 75 Kindergarteners come to the library for two weeks in May to listen to stories.  It’s also great to see new students and to familiarize them with our library.  Each time they visited I had a small gift i.e., bookmarks and stickers.

Family movie night had 17 in attendance.  The new release “Peter Rabbit” was shown.  I had a couple of extra adults who stopped in to see the movie too.  Refreshments were served. This will also be the last monthly movie until summer reading program.  At that time a weekly movie matinee will begin.

I attended “The Family Read Night” at Eastwood Elementary the first week of May.  Loads of discarded children’s books were given out (that I save throughout the year). I also distributed flyers for summer reading registration to each family that came to my booth.  It’s a great literacy night for all of us.  I appreciate the school’s invitation each year.

The SWAYS meeting was held in Dupo.  It was the regular business meeting electing new officers for the coming year.  I was not able to attend because I had the Kindergartners coming that day.  SWAYS meetings end for the summer and don’t start up again until August or September.  I did receive Cardinal baseball tickets again this year.  I am able to receive them through my attendance to those meetings.

Now off and running to get the summer reading club finalized. Lots of shopping and organizing of crafts, activities, movies, prizes, etc. to finish.  I had distributed 475 flyers to the grade school.  Each student would receive a flyer in their report card.  I would love to see new children attending the program. 

Submitted by Maury Reynolds.













            Motion: Hierman        Second: Richie                                

Keep budget open through July 19, 2018.

Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye; Harris, aye; Silkwood, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                             Motion carried.



ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:28 pm.