Our Library – “Almost Barnes and Noble”
MINUTES FOR THE FEBRUARY 6, 2014 MEETING OF THE TCLF
Attending: (13) Kris Deckett, Sue Kingsbury, Lou Ann Banning, Marie Girard, JoAnne Hlinka, Sue Minns, Barbara Ritsema, Lynn Bigelow, Vicki VanSipe, Michelle Crossley, Connie Dombro and Stephanie Malllek Olson – IADL.
I Called to order at 5 pm by Marie Girard.
Kris Deckett made motion to accept agenda, seconded by Michelle Crossley.
III Minutes of the December 5, 2013 meeting were presented. Motion made by Sue Kingsbury, second by Joanne Hlinka to accept the minutes. Motion carried.
IV Treasurer’s Report and Year End reports were presented by Joanne Hlinka. Debbie DeBois made a motion to accept the reports, seconded by Sue Minns. Motion carried. Joanne reported that we had a total income of $6,569.03 with expenses of $5,918.87. $4,022.01 was spent on improvements to the library.
V. Old Business
A. 2013 Annual Report publication – the report is done, Maries asked Lou Ann and Sue Minns and one other to proof before publication. 50 to be printed so they can be distributed at the Open House.
B. 2014 Bookmark publication – brief discussion held, it was decided to do two bookmarks one with the two events and one with the book sales.
C. Hot Reads for Cold Nights – Book Shelf Bingo – Kris Deckett reported that the response has been scattered and is moving slowly. It was decided that it may take a year to “catch on”.
D. Open House/Grant Programs – Discussion followed about the Open House and two programs. Open House on March 17 – is by invitation only and will have candy tray and snack tray Sue Kingsbury, Sue Minns and Joanne will take care of set up, etc. “Seven Collections of Seven” and antique appraisal, March 29 at 1 pm and the “1,000 Letters From Home” on Thursday, May 8 at 7 pm. Will have simple refreshments. Debbie DeBois made a motion to designate $50 for each event for necessities. Michelle Crossley seconded the motion and the motion passed.
E. Sue Kingsbury reported that she has been accepted for the World Book Night. The book this year is “Pontoon” by Garrison Keillor. She will contact Do It Center to see if books can be given out there on April 23rd. It was suggested that maybe Tim Haskins would be a good helper.
F. Sue Kingsbury reported that the first date for AARP taxes will be tomorrow, February 7th here at the East Tawas Community Center. She has a couple of openings that need volunteers. Call her if you can help.
G Armless Computer Chairs – Marie indicated that Terri would like to wait until new chairs are purchased so that they match. It was agreed that Sue Kingbury will research the manufacturer (Bruce Mfg. 2007) to see if there is something compatible. Tabled until next month.
H. Thanks to all the book store workers and cleaners in November.
VI New Business
A. Dr. Suess Book Raffle – Thanks to Lynn Bigelow for her donation of the Dr. Suess hat and Debbie DeBois for the book that will be raffled. This raffle started on February 1sst and the drawing will be on Saturday, March 1st at 11:45. Children under 12 are eligible to enter.
B. IADF Summer Reading Program – Requested a $300 donation. Will vote at next meeting.
C. Front Desk “Library Logo” floor mat – discussion followed about the wear of the carpet in front of the new desk. A rug with the logo has been found by Terri at a cost of $125 plus shipping. It will also add a bit of color (red) to the front. Joanne made a motion to order one and it was seconded by Kris Deckett. The motion carried.
D. Back wall season color (behind fireplace) – Discussion followed about putting seasonal decorations in this area at different times throughout the year. Possibly to be purchased at St. Vinnie’s, resale shops or garage sales. Many of us have decorations also that could be used. Sue Kingsbury will undertake the first “change” and use Mardi Gras as a theme.
E. Iosco County Plat Directory – Terri has requested a copy for reference only. No one can check it out. The cost is $25.00. Kris Deckett made a motion to purchase the book. Sue Kingbury seconded the motion and the motion passed.
F. National Library Week “Read” posters was discussed. Marie indicated that Terri has reported a lot of interest in the posters. Others thought the cost was not worth the result. Discussion will continue next month. Stephanie Mallak-Olson will send Marie a list of other possible ideas.
G. Marie presented a draft of a possible 2014 Budget. Discussion followed.
H. New Projects/Goals – Marie indicated she had two responses to her e-mail about this. One from Kathe Kirchner who provided a possible leaflet about the Friends. Also one from Tara suggested the election room be revamped for better use. Discussion about both followed . Flyer was thought to be a good idea. Revamping would involve much expense. Maybe just a better work table and better light. Tabled until next month.
I. Bookstore cleaning volunteers: March – Sue Minns.
J. Bookstore volunteers: March 1st – Marie; March 8th – Marie Doyle; March 15th – Debbie DeBois; March 22nd – Lou Ann Banning; March 29th – Vicki Van Sipe; April 5th – Sue and Betty Kingsbury.
K. Tawas Bay Bookers will meet on Wednesday, February 26th, Joanne Hlinka will host. The place will be determined. Socializing starts at 5:30 pm. – book talk begins @ 6 pm.
VII Members Comments and Suggestions: due to time, tabled until next month.
VIII Sue Minns made motion to adjourn, seconded by Michelle Crossley. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00. Next meeting will be on March 6th.
Lou Ann Banning