East Alton Public Library District

June 2021

                 June 17, 2021

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 5:45 p.m. by Maggie Funke at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, S. Hierman, A. Harris and L. Silkwood.

Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

7 present, 0 absent. Quorum established.

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

       None   

 

 

             

     

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

            Motion: Harris     Second: Silkwood                         Approve the minutes of the May 20, 2021 meeting.                        Roll call vote: Harris, aye; Silkwood, aye; Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Bricker, aye; Richie, aye; Hierman, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                                                                         Motion carried.

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

         None

 

 

 

 

FINANCE

 

 

            Motion: Hierman       Second: Harris                             Approve wages and expenditures as presented for May 2021.

Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Harris, aye; Silkwood, aye; Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                     Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

June 2021

1.      Volunteer hours for the month were 8.

2.      On June 1st we began closing at 5:30 instead of 5PM.

3.      A legal notice was sent to the Alton Telegraph for the Hearing on the Appropriation Ordinance in July.

4.      I completed the Annual Non-Resident card survey. This is filed with the library system. Since we don’t sell non-resident cards, there is nothing to report.

5.      Summer Reading information has been posted on Facebook and on the Library website.

6.      I am beginning to weed the Reference collection and Genealogy collection.

7.      The Annual Report is due at the State Library by August 30th. I will begin working on this in July.

8.      We are going back to full seating. Natalie will be resuscitating the magazine collection. Most subscriptions were not renewed.

 

YOUTH SERVICES REPORT

May 14th, 2021

There will be no SWAYS meeting for the month of June.

Beanstack is up and running. I sent press releases to RiverBender and Alton Telegraph. I’ve printed half sheets, flyers and bookmarks. We have a few registered for the summer reading challenge, but need a lot more.

Checkers Library TV is up and running, with a few glitches. This is a weekly educational/entertainment program which includes art projects and science experiments, as well as story time and music, etc. Patrons can use the link on our webpage to pull up the weekly show.

I’ve noticed an upward trend in the requests for children’s books, as well as more children in the library. Numbers hopefully will steadily increase.

Outdoor programs begin on June 25th at 10:00 A.M. with Mad Science. Fingers crossed for good weather, although the show could be safely brought indoors.

Respectfully submitted by Becky Retzer.

 

DISCUSSION

       None

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

       None

     

 

NEW BUSINESS

     None

 

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:57 pm.

 

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