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Meeting Minutes - 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).


Childrens Programming--Dawn

-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)

Library Board--Ron/Cindy

-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 a concern.

-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 same.

-Meeting schedule for the Library Board is online --Annandale site.

Art Committee--Ed/Ron

-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 encouraged!

Community Connections--Ron

-Meeting on Saturday

Librarian Report--Sandy

-March statistics

-visited a 3rd grade class and read them a story

-new cash receipt procedure started

-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 authors. 

Author Dinner--Cindy

-Deans posters are wonderful!!  Tickets are now on sale, and will be until May 5th.  Cost: $17 for Friends, $20 for general public.


FOL Brochure--Cindy/Dean

-Again, great job, Dean!  They will be at Expo on April 21

Friends Meet Friends--Ed/Sandy

-Attended meeting in Monticello in March.  Updates on whats going on in other libraries.  Similar to our activities and programs.

501c3 Update--Cindy

-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, April 21

-Volunteers needed--sign up sheet passed around.  Set up at 5 on Friday, April 20

Book Sale in June--Ron

-Sale will be Saturday, June 30--8AM-2PM

  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. 

Minnesota Library 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 PM  

Respectfully submitted,
Sharon Peterson, secretary