East Alton Public Library District

September, 2011

September 15, 2011



The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District board of Trustees was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by president pro tem Eileen Long at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, V. Long, and L.Thatcher.  Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. B. Werts, S. Hierman, and J. Podesva were absent. 4 present, 3 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                                  


Motion: Wiegand                      Second: Thatcher                                              To approve the minutes of the August 18, 2011 board meeting.     Roll call vote: Wiegand, aye; Thatcher, aye; V. Long, aye; E. Long, aye. 54 ayes, no nays, 3 absent. Motion carried.                                          



  Motion: Thatcher         Second: Wiegand

Approve wage and expenditures as presented for September, 2011.                                                                                                 Roll call vote: Thatcher, aye; Wiegand, aye; V. Long, aye; E. Long, aye.  No nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.                                          


1.      The annual per capita grant will be ready for board signatures at the September meeting.

2.      Nothing to report on the Olin tax protest.

3.      On the evening of September 5th the police were notified that the book drop was not operational. An officer was dispatched to verify the situation. After confirming this, the police notified the Director and custodian. Andy unclogged the book drop and diffused the situation.

4.      Joe is in the process putting the children’s collection back in order after it was mauled during Summer Reading Club. He has finished the EFOC and is working his way through the non-fiction.

5.      Jocie is applying to Drexel University (Philadelphia) to begin her master’s degree in Library Science. This is an internet program.

6.      David will begin graduate studies at SIU-E in the spring semester 2012.

7.       Ron has not scheduled the FY2010/11 audit.

8.      The Book club selection for September is “Water for Elephants”.

9.      Youth Services: the August family movie night was the new release “Rango”. Twelve were in attendance. Surprisingly, I had more adults than children. Of course, they enjoyed the refreshments too. Next month I will be showing “Mars Needs Moms”. Pre-school and after-school story times will be starting in September after returning from my vacation> I’ve been busy deciding on the topics, books to be read, and craft ideas. Themes will be: Back to school, hats on to reading, and cows, cows, cows. I found some interesting craft projects to do for each theme. Many new children’s’ books are on display. The young adult books are constantly upgrading to the many new vampire series that is so popular with the 13 through 18 age group. I am preparing an order of new graphic novels to add to the young adult and juvenile sections.                                                                                                




There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:20pm.