East Alton Public Library District

October 2018

           October 18, 2018


Truth-in-Taxation Hearing

The hearing for the Truth-in-Taxation was convened at 5:15PM by the Director, Richard Chartrand. Those in attendance were: Margaret Funke, Charlotte Wiegand, Loretta Silkwood, Adam Harris, Sally Hierman, Jason Bricker, and Judith Richie. No one from the public attended. Adjourned at 5:45 PM.




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, L. Silkwood, S. Hierman, and A. Harris.

Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

7 present, 0 absent. Quorum established.









            Motion: Hierman     Second: Harris                          Approve the minutes of the September 20, 2018 board meeting.         

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











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






  1. A reminder: The “Truth-in-Taxation” hearing will be held at 5:15PM on October 18, 2018.
  2. The revised policy ordinance is included in the board packet.
  3. Under “New Business” is the approval to hire Lindsey Becker at $9.25 per hour for approximately 20 hours per week.
  4. December 10-14 is the filing time for election documents for Library Board.
  5. The October Book Club selection is: “All is Not Forgotten” by Wendy Walker. A suspenseful and shocking story of a teenagers’ sexual assault.
  6. A reminder for those filing election documents: The “Statement of Economic Interest” receipt must be included with your documents.
  7. Jon Brazier, son of long time board member Ula Brazier, requested information pertaining to her service on the board.
  8. Karla is revising the “Mystery” section in preparation for weeding.


October 2018

The themes for September story time were “all about me”, back-to-school, sunflowers, and scarecrows. Coordinating crafts were blank, owl posters to tell about yourself and color, school explorer pop-up craft, small sunflower ornament craft, large paper plate sunflower using yellow tissue paper, and a scarecrow sun catchers craft.

At the request of new families wanting to participate in weekly story times, I changed my story time day to Wednesday afternoons. This seems to be better for some families, and my attendance has gone up to about 15 children. I was glad I was able to accommodate the new families. My older attendees are still able to come on Wednesdays.

My family movie night was well attended. “The Good Dinosaur” was the featured movie. There were some new families attending the movie this month too. Next month I will be showing the Scooby-Doo Halloween movie at the request of my movie attendees.

SWAYS was held at the Bethalto Public Library. They just remodeled their library, and it was very impressive. Our topic for the month was summer reading recap: kick-off incentives, programs, performers, crafts, prizes, and finales. Round table discussions include next year’s theme, birth to kindergarten reading program, and young adult book club agendas. The October meeting will be at the Columbia Public Library.

The display case of Judy’s beanie babies have been a big hit! Kids as well as adults have commented on it. Some even thought they were on display as prizes. Of course, it was explained the beanies were on loan. This display will continue through October. Thanks again Judy! The bulletin board does note the Halloween theme. Submitted by Maury Reynolds







        Motion: Harris      Second: Silkwood                               

Policy Ordinance (2018-03)

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


        Motion: Silkwood      Second: Richie                               

Levy Ordinance (2018-04)

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




            Motion: Hierman      Second: Harris                               

Approve the hiring of Lindsey Becker effective October 3rd, 2018 at $9.25 for approx. 20 hours per week.

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


ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:17 pm.