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Meeting Minutes - June 11, 2013

Co-President Cheryl Olson called the meeting to order at 7pm with 16 members present.

The minutes from the March 19, 2013 meeting were read with a motion to accept, MSP (Sally/Sandy).   Dean gave the Treasurer's report.   Report filed, subject to audit.  MSP (Muriel/Sandy).

 Librarian Report

Ÿ  March High $5 Month – Region collected $15,046, Annandale collected $242, $96.80 will be put into the Annandale Gift Fund.

Ÿ  Legacy News:  Thanks to all those who contacted their legislators.  The committee has agreed to $3million per year for regional public libraries.  GRRL will get approximately $255,000 per year, each of the next 2 years.  That’s approximately $3500 for Annandale.

Ÿ  Doug Ohman Photo Collage:  Doug is working on a 20x30 photo collage of the old and current library.  Annandale Improvement Club has offered to pay for this purchase.

Ÿ  Read Down Your Fines:  New program introduced by GRRL to help children under the age of 16

pay down their fines by reading at the library the last week of June.  Every 15 minutes of reading will deduct $1 from their fine total.  Carla may be looking for volunteers to help with this.

Ÿ  Connie Kuehn Memorial.  Another stained glass window will be purchased for the children’s area with memorial funds donated in memory of Connie.

Ÿ  2013 Summer Reading Program: This program, Dig Into Reading, began on June 10th.  Gift certificates have been donated by Subway, Dairy Queen and McDonalds.  74 children and 5 babies have registered.

Ÿ  Teen Program - Beneath the Surface:  20 registered teens have an opportunity to win a Nook E-reader and a Barnes and Noble gift card. 

Ÿ  Sunshine Story Time:  Lonnie hosted 58 children and adults at today’s first story time.

Ÿ  Summer Calendar:  FOL purchased an ad in the Advocate featuring the library’s summer events.

Ÿ  Annandale Online:  Thanks to Jill Bishop for keeping library events up to date.   

Old Business

Ÿ  2013 Business Expo, April 13th:  Well attended again this year.

Ÿ  Book Sale Update:  Ron distributed sign-up sheets for volunteers.  Help is needed every Tuesday morning at 9am for sorting.  Set up will be Friday June 28th at 1:00 pm and the sale will be Saturday the 29th starting at 8am. Thanks to Dean for designing the posters for both book drop off and the actual sale. Cindy will check for collectables on the 25th.

Ÿ  David Housewright Author Dinner Recap:  Although we didn’t sell the 100 tickets needed

      to make a profit, our loss this year was only $13.68. 

Ÿ  Summer Story Time:  Sally is presenting story time on Wednesdays in July at Knollwood and

    and the Kimball Park, and Saturday mornings at the Farmer’s Market.

Ÿ  Community Read Project:  Kathy and Sally will be meeting to discuss this year’s choice,  Also,

      if we would again purchase some of the books, and if it would be adults only.

New Business 

Ÿ  2014 Author Event:  Discussion as to whether we should continue these dinners, not as a source of revenue, but as a community event.  Also, if it would be possible to coordinate with the Community Read book choice at some point. Cheryl will check with William Kent Krueger to see if he is available for May 16th, 2014.  She has tentatively booked Reichel’s for that Friday evening.

Ÿ  MALF Update:  Evy Nordley Award, Sally is submitting an entry from the Annandale FOL featuring the bike give away for K-5th grade readers.

Ÿ  FOL membership – how do we increase?  Discussion tabled until September meeting.

Adjournment: 8:00 pm, MSP (Sally/Sandy)

Next Meeting: September 10th, Annual Meeting November 12th. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Bonnie Gutzwille
r, Secretary