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Annandale Area Public Library - Friends of the Library
Meeting Notes - July 26, 2005
ANNANDALE AREA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
TUESDAY JULY 26, 2005
Cindy Ahrens called the meeting to order at 7pm
with 12 members present. The minutes of the June 14th meeting were
approved as submitted, MSP (Jean Peterson, Muriel Rudolph).
Jean Peterson gave the Treasurer's Report.
Current balance is $2492.22, which includes $1273.93 from the July 2nd Book
1. Book Sale
- Cindy sent open letter to
Community through the Advocate, thanking them for their
Also, will send to Maple Lake.
- Cindy sent thank you letters
to those who had loaned us tables for the sale, also to
'In Hot Water' for
the donated coffee for the volunteers.
- Thanks to Deanna Larson for
her Usborne display - $45.00 worth of free books were
donated to the
- Future Book Sales
Change deadline for donations - maybe start the end of May, but cut off
in the week prior to the sale.
Readers Digest, no text books, and emphasize "gently used".
keep at 8-3? Business slowed dramatically in the afternoon
$1.00 a bag needs to begin at 11am instead of 1pm. Mention in
advertisement that at some point books will sell for $1.00 a bag.
Suggestion was made to empty room, then reopen for the $1.00 sale.
Simpler sorting method?
- Cindy has inventoried, and is checking into selling on Ebay.
The left over books will either be sent to our military in hospitals in Iraq
VA Hospital in St. Cloud. The cost to send a box to Iraq is $7.70. Cindy
is packing up 10 boxes. Motion MSP (Julie Seday, Jan Foldenaur) to spend
$77.00 on postage.
2. 501c3 Update
- Cindy and Jean met with the
FOL president from Monticello. She was very helpful, and
copies of needed forms. Cindy has filled out these forms for Annandale,
line. We need
to write Articles of Incorporation ($35.00 for non-profit). The
cost to completed
this process is $355.00 and the Library Board has offered to cover
Our goal is to have this completed by the end of the year. We can
then apply for
1. Summer Programs
- Great job done by
Dawn Schaefer-Stumpf! The Kiwanis Key Club provided her with
volunteer help, and Friends' members Julie Seday and Jan Quinn helped by
Thanks also to Diane Shoberg for her Seed and Mother Goose programs.
Friends would like to give gift certificates to Diane (Ben Franklin) and Dawn
Water) in appreciation of their contributions.
- FOL is sponsoring
an end of Summer Party August 9th at 10am - "Books,
Balloons and Bubble Gum". Amy Sparks will take care of the balloons
has volunteered to purchase the bubble gum. Julie Seday, Muriel Rudolph
Cindy Ahrens have volunteered to help with the party.
2. Fall Children's Programs
- Dawn will meet with Sandy
3. Adult Programs on Wednesday evenings?
- If you have an
idea for a program, please contact Cindy or Sandy. Some suggestions
knitting group, a reading club, an instructional class from teens on how to
the web, or a
class on computer maintenance.
4. ALA Conference in Chicago
- Cindy attended and circulated information she
picked up. Also, she obtained
books to be used in the next Expo
drawing. Motion MSP (Jan, Muriel) to reimburse
Cindy for the cost of postage to ship
these books, $30.77.
6. MLA Award submission - due August 19th. Cindy and
Bonnie will work on putting
together a packet featuring our Author Dinner.
If our submission is selected, we would
receive $250.00 and a plaque.
7. Candy for Library basket - Motion MSP
(Deanna, Jean ) to purchase, Marian
8. Librarian's Report - Sandy Otto
- Wish List
2 Books Trucks @$200.00 each
3-5 Kid's chairs
Motion MSP (Muriel, Julie) to approve $400 for books trucks.
(Jan, Carol) to approve $100 for kid's chairs.
Internet computer station & printer - $1500. Request submitted to
- On Hold section will
move to Book Sale area, book sale items will move to cart in
desk, so library users can pickup their own "holds" before
- Restructure in GRRL -
may include a Library Assistant.
- Suggestion was
made that we print FOL membership cards that will include
date, since there is some confusion as to timing of dues payment.
9. Library Board - Julie
"Open" signs are in and awaiting installation by the City.
Genealogy course for beginners will be at the end of September. Watch
Ed catalog and sign up.
Library Board Meeting will be in September.
Tour of Hennepin County Libraries is planned for September with
Cindy and Sandy. Anyone interested in joining?
2nd author discussion by Alexander McCall Smith, 7:30pm. If we
get 10 people, we will receive 10% off, tickets are $31.50 or $40.50.
Author Dinner - donations, corporate sponsors.
Next FOL meeting will be Tuesday October 11th,
7pm. Meeting adjourned at 9pm.