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Annandale Area Public Library - Friends of the Library
Meeting Notes - March 22, 2005
ANNANDALE AREA FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
March 22, 2005 - 7:00 p.m.
Cindy Ahrens opened the meeting with 13 members
The minutes of the January 11th meeting were read.
Motion MSP (Jean, Ed) to approve minutes.
Jean reviewed the Treasurer's Report to include
Wal-Mart Grant, Dues, Expo Booth expenditure, and Author Event ticket sales.
Motion MSP (Julie, Ed) to approve.
1. Business Expo - April 2nd
- Set up will be Friday
afternoon, with 2 hour shifts scheduled for Saturday. Sign up
sheet was passed
around. Erla will call to remind workers.
- FOL Banner will be hung
- Displayed/for sale at
booth will be:
> Tickets for
- Bookmarks instead
of candy for handout.
- Marion will bring fish
bowl & pencils for drawing.
- Sandy will ask GRRL to
provide forms for drawing sign-up.
- Expo door prizes:
2. Author Event April 8th
- Cindy spoke with the
Annandale Advocate, and they will interview one of the speakers,
for article on the event to be published March 30th. Also, news
be sent to
the Drummer, St. Cloud and Maple Lake.
- Need to check with
Reichel's about putting a sign up on Hwy 55.
- Bonnie will send email
to all FOL members, Julie will call non-email members to remind
the April 4th deadline for the purchase of tickets.
- Tickets will be
available for sale at the Business Expo.
- Decorations will
be provided by Marion and Diane. Set up Friday a.m. Motion to
to additional $50 for flowers MSP (Ed,Julie) approved. (For a total of up to
- Marion will call
Reichel's to coordinate tables, including author tables, book signing
sale table, ticket table (will call tickets and fish bowl for drawing)
- Muriel has arranged to
borrow a school PA system.
- Door Prizes:
gift certificates from Thayer Bed and Breakfast
tickets from HCL for May 19th Isabel Allende program
- Sign up sheet for
workers for the night of the event was passed around.
- Discussion for next
year's author event on hold for later meeting.
3. Book Sale - July 2, 8-3
- Room is booked
- Donated books
will be accepted during the month of June only
- Need volunteers
to sort - Community Room is booked for 7/1 after 1:00 to set up.
- Need additional
6' and 8' tables.
- Disposition of
books not sold: St. Cloud needs donations
discussion at May and June meetings.
1. Friends Workshop on Wednesday
March 23rd in St. Cloud
- Information to be
presented on Book Sales, and the appraisal of valuable books.
- Suzanne Miller,
director of library services will speak
- Cindy, Julie,
Erla, Bonnie will attend.
2. Legislative Day Recap
Enjoyable and informative day for Sandy, Julie and Erla. Julie talked with
gave him her "Library button". She said he was very
receptive and positive toward
involving library funding. If we have a concern, hand written notes
more weight than forms or emails. They also ran into Al Franken.
Thanks to the
Cloud Friends for transportation and for paying the fee for the day!
3. Library Board Meeting
- Jill Bishop
requested a Friend volunteer for the Art Committee.
- Dawn Schaefer
Stumpf is looking for Friends' volunteers for summer programs. More
discussion at future meetings.
4. Librarian's Report
demonstrated a new Volunteer Calendar she has developed. If you
would like to
volunteer, please check with Sandy, and she will give you the website
this new tool, volunteers can check to see when help is needed, and Sandy will
to check to see which volunteers she can expect on any given day.
5. Next Meetings
- April 5th, 10:00
a.m. at Library to finalize Author Event plans.
- May 10th, 7 p.m.
- June 14th, 7
The motion to adjourn MSP ( Ed, Diane) was
approved at 8:50 pm.