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Meeting Minutes - April 8, 2008

Bonnie Gutzwiller called the meeting to order at 7 PM with 17 members present.  Minutes from the November meeting were read and approved.  Treasurers report:  Balance to date is $4652.02.  Report filed, subject to audit.


Childrens Programming--Dawn
-Dawn reported that the Saturday reading program numbers were pretty stable--usually 10-15 children.  Many thanks to Mary Iverson for the terrific Christmas program!!  The summer reading program will begin on Tuesday, June 10th and will be held the second and fourth Tuesdays.  This years topic is Look Whats Cooking at Your Library.  Dawn is looking for an assistant or two to help out when she is gone---Mary I. and Diane S. volunteered to help out.  Dawn requested a little money for expenses to enhance the program--checkered tablecloths, wooden spoons, snacks, etc. in keeping with the subject.  MSP Ed/Ron to allocate $100 for expenses.

Library Board
-Next meeting is April 24, 2008.  If theres anything to be brought to the board, please contact Julie Sedey.

Art Committee
-Julia Barkleys painting has been hung in the childrens section.
-There may be an art contest in the schools (K-12) to promote the summer reading program.  Inquiry was made to FOL for a donation for prizes.  MSP Sally/Marian to donate 3 $25 cash awards to be given by the Library Board if they decide to go ahead with this project.

Publicity Committee--Ron
-Ron passed out the ad that will appear in the Advocate about 3 times a year--to promote the library and its activities--as well as the Library Board.  Well done.

Librarian Report--Sandy
-Reading Program:  January, 19 children; February, 23, March, 13.  Volunteer hours: January, 6 vol. 39 hours; February, 7 vol. 41.75 hours; March, 12 vol. 79.25 hours. The computer donated by the Improvement Club was used by 64 in January, 78 in February, and 142 in March.  The Improvement Club donated $223 for a new monitor. 


Business Expo--April 12th
-Volunteers needed to work--shifts from 8-1.  Sign up sheet passed around. 

Author Dinner Update--Faith Sullivan, author
-Dinner is Friday, May 9th at Reichels.  Tickets are $20 for all.  Last day to purchase tickets is May 5th.  Thanks to Dean for the attractive posters!  Marian and Diane are in charge of decorating.  Julie and Jean will be at the ticket table that evening. 

Stan Tekiela--Loon Program
-Stan Tekielas program will be held on Wednesday, June 4th.  His fee is $250--we had approved $350 for this event, so no further funds were necessary. We  will be serving coffee and cookies as before.  Volunteers to help that evening can sign up at our May meeting.

Book Sale--July 5th
-Sorting dates:  Tuesdays, 9:30, June 10, 17, 24, July 1.  Last day to drop off  books will be June 30th.  No pre-sale this year (it would fall on the 4th).  Set up will be July 3.  Details to be worked out with the Senior Dining Site and card club.   Volunteer sign up at our next meeting in May.  Sale will be held Saturday, July 5th from 8-2.  


Additional Fund Raising/Free Community Event Ideas

-2009 Author Dinner--Cindy has been in contact with Lorna Landvik for the May 8, 2009 dinner.  Her fee will be $250.  Details to follow.   
-Dean Urdahl and Doug Wood are possible for the free community events.  

Story Time Project--Sally Smith
-Sally would like to start a story time in August for children (5-10 years old) in both Elm Grove Park and Eastview. She estimates about 45 children in the program. She would read books for about 20 minutes, have a related craft for another 20-30 minutes and end with a healthy snack and beverage for each student.  As they leave, she would like each of them to receive a new paperback book to take home and keep.  Older kids would be welcome as helpers.  She would meet with the kids once a week (one day at Elm Grove Park and one day at Eastview) each week in August.  She presented a breakdown of expenses--and plans to attend a warehouse book sale in May for the paperbacks.  Her proposal asked for $450 to get this project underway--MSP Muriel/Mary to allocate $600.

Additional Agenda Items
-We were all reminded to pay our dues for 2008.  These folks are paid:  Betsy Gridley, Carol Anderson, Stephanie Rinde, Francis Ulfers, Susan Wagenhals, Jean Peterson and Bonnie Gutzwiller.  The rest of us arent!!!  Dues are:  $2 for Seniors and students, $5 for singles, $10 for families, $25 for businesses. You can pay at the library or mail to:  Jean Peterson, 2391 Kimball Ave NW, Annandale, MN 55302 .

-Next Meeting--Tuesday, May 20th.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM

Respectfully submitted:  Sharon Peterson, Secretary