East Alton Public Library District

May 2018

                May 17, 2018




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, J. Bricker, S. Hierman, L. Silkwood, and A. Harris. Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

7 present, 0 absent. Quorum established.









            Motion: Wiegand       Second: Silkwood                           Approve the minutes of the April 19, 2018 board meeting.              Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Silkwood, aye; Richie, aye; Hierman, aye; Bricker, aye; Harris, aye; Funke, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                                                                         Motion carried.




·         Liberty Bank Building Fund Account Statement

·         Pekin Insurance Advisory Notice to Policyholders (5 pages)






            Motion: Hierman        Second: Silkwood                              Approve wages and expenditures as presented for April 2018.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Hierman, aye; Silkwood, aye; Richie, aye; Bricker, aye; Wiegand, aye; Funke, aye; Harris, aye. 7 ayes, no nays, 0 absent.                                     Motion carried.









1.     Volunteer Hours:

·        Will: 65

·        Rich: 42.5

2.     Liberty Bank has notified the library that the Building Fund account will be charged a monthly fee. I suggest we close the account. This is on the agenda as “New Business”. Balance in account is $1,028.94.

3.     The assessed valuation for the 2017 tax year was $101,597,351. The Tax Computation report was certified by the Director and returned to the county clerk.

The assessed valuation for 2016 was $106,079,813.

4.     On the agenda as “New Business” is to set the time and date of the Appropriation Ordinance as July 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm.

5.     The Prevailing Wage Rate Ordinance has been prepared and is included in the board packet.

6.     A copy of the Director job description is included in the board packet. I thought you might want to review it prior to enacting a Director search.

7.     I will need to know how much the Board wants to Levy for IMRF.

8.     A replacement tax check was disbursed on May 9th in the amount of $17,641.17.

9.     The Book Club selection for May is: “Listen to Me” by Hannah Pittard. A story of a couple’s nightmare trip across the country. Can you lost the ability to be horrified?

10. A signed the annual library automation contract as well as the health insurance contract (2 years).



May 2018

Story time themes for April were beehives and bumblebees, “gone camping” (children’s choice), floral blossoms, and Earth Day. Coordinating crafts were cardstock cutouts of beehives and bees facilitating eye-hand coordination using scissors, markers, and various medium. Other crafts were making cardboard 3D tents using popsicle sticks and using various clipart cutouts of sleeping bags and campfires. Our floral blossom craft were paper Mache vases. This will take several weeks to complete to add layers and finish with painting the vases. The earth day crafts were quilted patterns of earth day pictures framed in blue scallops.

Family movie night for April was the classic book “Ferdinand” come to life on the screen. Ferdinand would rather smell flowers than be a bull. Sixteen were in attendance enjoying refreshments too.

The SWAYS meeting for April was at the Edwardsville Public Library. Summer reading theme was discussed. This year it’s “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” I always add my spin. I am adding “Oh The Places You’ll Go”. It’s based on Dr. Seuss but leaving out Dr. Seuss with particular consideration for older children. Performers have been hired. Now finishing up all the craft projects, movie titles, prize selections, registration paperwork, rules and reading requirements, flyers, decorating, and all the shopping for prizes.

I will also be attending “Family Read Night” at Eastwood Elementary. I will be giving away discarded children’s books and promote the summer reading club. They usually have a great attendance. Would love to welcome new children into our summer reading program. Eastwood Elementary Kindergartners will be coming to the library for several weeks in May to listen to stories. I was told to expect approximately 75 students. It’s always a pleasure for their visits.

Submitted by Maury Reynolds.















            Motion: Hierman        Second: Richie                                

Set time and date of Appropriation Ordinance hearing for July 19,           2018 at 5:15pm.

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




Motion: Wiegand       Second: Richie                                

Prevailing Wage Rate Ordinance (2018-02)

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



ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:53 pm.