Our Library – “Almost Barnes and Noble”
Attending: (14) Terri Stein, Kris Deckett, Sue Kingsbury, Barbara Ritsema, Lou Ann Banning, Marie Girard, Sue Minns, JoAnne Hlinka, Lynn Bigelow, Tara Western, Sharon Bird, Debbie DeBois, Mike Fields and Tim Haskin
I Called to order at 5 pm by Tara.
II Agenda adopted with three additions. K. – Booked for Lunch, L. – Money for Publicity and M. – Garden. Debbie made motion to accept agenda with changes and seconded by Sue Minns. Motion carried.
III Minutes of April 4, 2013 meeting were presented. Motion to accept minutes made by Joanne and seconded by Kris. Motion carried.
IV Treasurer’s Report was presented by Joanne Hlinka. Tara indicated that she had ordered more bookmarks listing the sales and coupons for free books that we give to the Red Cross for their blood drives. Debbie made a motion to accept the report, seconded by Marie. Motion carried
V. Old Business
A. Read Poster Program – Sue K. reported that we only had 11, we had the capability to do 25. Very slow day at the library. Diane Bushman reduced her fee to $125.00 because of small number. We should think about this before doing next year. Maybe something else would be better.
B. IADL April Branch Trek Report – Terri reported that we had about 110 take part. All positive feedback. Winners were 1 from Tawas, 2 from Whittemore and 1 from National City. Lynn said that new cards during this time were 30% higher than the past. None of the other librarys had signs indicating where they were.
C. World Book Night – Kris and Sue K. indicated that they had about 20 books to hand out at Niemans. Two different titles. Most people didn’t want to take the book. 1 person was excited and said she would share with her mom and mother-in-law. “Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
D. Antique Appraisal Show Report – Terri received a very nice thank you from the Ramseys. Nothing but good feedback. All thoroughly enjoyed this program.
E. Thank you to all bookstore workers.
VI New Business
A. Junk in Trunk (JIT) We will set up on Thursday at 4 pm. Routes for flyers were discussed . We will need a lot of workers. Sign up sheet was passed around. We have 15 spaces and 8 are reserved so far. Since this is the same day as the opening of the Farm Market it was decided that we could put up a sign there. “Doc” will bring monkey bread. We need cookies to provide to the vendors.
B. Rug for Children’s area – Terri reported that the rug we all liked would be 5’4 by 3’10 and cost $135.96. Tim made a motion to purchase and the motion was seconded by Kris . The motion carried.
C. TCLF Bags – these were reported on by Kris. They will be red with white lettering on one side only. The cost for 250 bags is $423.13 with set up fees, etc. Cost is about $1.49 each. We will sell for $2.00 each. This is not a fund raiser but merely for our customers convenience and advertisement. Motion to order made by Sue K. seconded by Sharon. The motion passed.
D. Blinds for the Bookstore – Joanne talked to a lady at Au Gres library. Theirs were purchased in Midland at “Spaces". Joanne got a ballpark estimate from Seymours for $257.00 per window. Discussion followed and the consensus is that we should purchase locally. Mike made motion to purchase from Seymours for no more than $850 including installation, Tim seconded. Motion carried.
E. Poster clips for Walker System – Terri indicated that the system came with a variety of clips but that one type worked better than the others. She needs more of those clips. Tim made a motion to buy the clips for $165 for 2 pkgs. Mike seconded and the motion carried.
F. Booker’s Good Reads selection – all agreed to purchase “Honolulu” for the library.
G. Bookstore Start up money – it was decided that we should have start up money in the bookstore. Joanne will get $15.00 in one’s and a five dollar bill.
H. Brainstorm workshop – Marie indicated that Lexie and others have some ideas about making a better system so we are not all doing the same work on the same books, i.e., each group that works sorts through the same boxes. Possibly have a Saturday meeting to discuss ideas of how to make it work better. Tara will also do an updated member list which resulted in a discussion of dues. Tim made a motion to stop the dues as of January 2014, Mike seconded and all agreed.
I. Bookstore schedule: May 4th - Kathy Hess, May 11th – Lou Ann, May 18th – Marie (JIT day), May 25th – Lynn Bigelow.
J. Tawas Bay Bookers will next meet on Wednesday, May 29th. Kris will do. Location will be determined.
K. Booked for Lunch – Tara talked with Patty Phillips and Mike. June 20th will start with East Tawas, ours will start June 27th.
L. Publicity money – Tara will do an article for JIT for newspaper. Discussion followed about advertising for sales. It was agreed by all that we should put the sales in the events section of the Guide with highlights for $10. Will look for better possibilities to advertise on the radio.
M. Garden – workers are needed on Monday, May 6th at 10 am.
Garage salers pass out “Got Books” take to the library. Amy O. is taking books to church.
VIII Sharon made motion to adjourn, seconded by Sue Minns. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm.
Lou Ann Banning
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MAY 2, 2013
Meeting was called to order at 6:03 pm.
Nominations for officers was as follows:
President – Marie – Tara nominated, seconded by Joanne
Vice President – Tara – Joanne nominated, seconded by Lou Ann
Treasurer – Joanne – Tara nominated, seconded by Marie
Secretary – Lou Ann – Tara nominated, seconded by Joanne
Motion to accept the slate Lou Ann, seconded by Marie, motion carried.
Motion to adjourn by Tara, seconded by Lou Ann. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:05 pm.
Lou Ann Banning