East Alton Public Library District

September 2018

       September 20, 2018




The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:48 p.m. by Maggie Funke at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, J. Richie, J. Bricker, L. Silkwood, and A. Harris.

Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand.

6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.

*The August meeting of 2018 was not held.









            Motion: Harris     Second: Silkwood                          Approve the minutes of the July 19, 2018 board meeting.         

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




·          List of Trustee Terms Ending

·         Letter from Mr. Fidel Mata who donated a graphic novel

·         Mark Hale Ban Folder






            Motion: Silkwood      Second: Richie                              Approve wages and expenditures for July & August 2018.                                                                                                 Roll call vote: Silkwood, aye; Richie, aye; Wiegand, aye; Bricker, aye; Harris, aye; Funke, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent.                                     Motion carried.










1.     Volunteer hours for July:

·        Rich: 20 hours

2.     Included in the board packet is a memo concerning new qualifications for the election of Library District Trustees effective August 10, 2018.

3.     Thank you for all the well-wishes for a speedy recovery from my recent hospitalizations.

4.     The following Trustees have terms expiring in 2019. Funke, Hierman, and Richie. The General Consolidated Election will be held on April 2, 2019.

5.     The Book Club selection for September is Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone”. A powerful novel of endurance and resilience set in Alaska.

6.     If a Director tells you they can do large parts of this job from home, they are lying.

7.     On the agenda under “New Business” is setting the time and date of the “Truth in Taxation” hearing for October 18, 2018 at 5:15 PM.

8.     There is a letter banning a patron in the correspondence file.

9.     There was no quorum for the August 16, 2018 meeting.


September 2018

The month of August is my time for developing the story time curriculum for September through December. Creating the crafts, activities, and themes are my main focus. I order the supplies for the crafts and for the monthly bulletin board themes.

Story time will begin the first Wednesday after Labor Day. The family movie night will also begin the third Monday afternoon for the month of September. September is the beginning of most activities. My SWAYS meetings begin also, and the first meeting will be held at the Bethalto Public Library.

Check out the display area where I used July Richie’s beanie babies that she generously “donated” for the display. This will stay in the display for the month of September. She has many colorful and unique beanies. Thank you, Judy, for your contribution!

I use this month to weed out many juvenile and young adult books. Not only ordered new fiction books for these departments, but I have shifted the entire young adult novels and paperback books. I weeded and organized the juvenile paperback books too. All to make ready for new material. The next sections I will focus on will be the EFIC books and the Easy book areas. Submitted by Maury Reynolds













            Motion: Richie      Second: Silkwood                               

Set time and date of the “Truth-in-Taxation” hearing for October 18,  18 at 5:15PM and proposed aggregate tax levy of $330,500.00.

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


            Motion: Harris       Second: Wiegand                                

Approve the annual financial report

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



ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:21 pm.