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Meeting Minutes - April 10, 2007
ANNANDALE AREA FRIENDS OF
THE LIBRARY MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
Bonnie Gutzwiller called
the meeting to order at 7 PM with 13 members attending.
The minutes from the November meeting were read and approved (MSP
Cindy/Ed). Jean Peterson gave the
Treasurers report. The balance
to date is $4597.95. Report filed,
subject to audit. (MSP Ron/Cindy).
-Dawn presented the
scheduling options and themes for the summer programs.
The option chosen for the summer will be every 3rd Tuesday
and every 3rd Saturday (with the help of Jill Healy).
The theme will be Summer Safari.
Theme related books will be pulled and set out during this time, the
childrens area will be made to look more safari-ish(!), and animal crackers
could be served as a special treat at the end of story time.
We have already approved money for an easel and that will be ordered.
A few new puppets are needed. Up
to $150 authorized to purchase puppets and to pay for shipping for
easel/puppets. (MSP Cindy/Jean)
-Cindy reported that
improvements have been made in the library bathroom--shelving, childs seat.
-Sandy commented on her
concern about the landscaping rocks. They
are always scattered on the steps and sidewalk (Cherry Street side)
causing a hazard for walkers. They
are not contained by edging or timbers. Just
-GRRL now has criteria for
starting up new libraries--Maple Lake is interested in such a project.
-There is a possibility of
new legislation that would be helpful to regional libraries--more money for
operations. Cindy and Julie had
talked to our representatives about that--and encourage all of us to do the
-Meeting schedule for the
Library Board is online --Annandale site.
-Ron reported that the
paintings will be evaluated for insurance.
They have decided against granting any waivers.
-The schedule will be:
Fall--Elementary School students, Winter--Middle School students, and
Spring--High School students
-New members are
-Meeting on Saturday
1 childrens program--23 attended
6 volunteers--46 hours
57 used computer donated by the Improvement Club
-visited a 3rd
grade class and read them a story
-new cash receipt
-proctored one exam that
she set up on the computer
-Sandy and Cindy went to
Once Upon A Crime (bookstore on 26th
and Lyndale) to meet and visit with
-Deans posters are
wonderful!! Tickets are now on
sale, and will be until May 5th.
Cost: $17 for Friends, $20 for
-Again, great job, Dean!
They will be at Expo on April 21
-Attended meeting in
Monticello in March. Updates on
whats going on in other libraries. Similar
to our activities and programs.
-Everything has been
submitted--but dont know when it will be acted upon.
Minnesota Rural Library
Sustainability Workshop, Monticello, April 19th
-Ed, Cindy, Bonnie and
Jean plan to attend. Meet at the
library at 8 AM
Business Expo Saturday,
up sheet passed around. Set up at
5 on Friday, April 20
Book Sale in June--Ron
-Sale will be Saturday,
Set up will be Friday, June 29 from 12-5
Friends only pre-sale will be 5:30-6:30 on the 29th
Volunteers will begin meeting the 4 Tuesdays before the sale (beginning
June 5) to sort books that have been donated.
Association Conference--October 24-26 in Mankato
-Cindy reported that
Elizabeth Cabalka is speaking at this conference on Successful Capitol
Building Campaigns and requested that we give her a stipend to offset some of
her expenses. $60 was designated
for this. (MSP Ed/Ron)
Our next meeting will be
May 22, 7PM at the library.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40
Sharon Peterson, secretary