Our Library – “Almost Barnes and Noble”
MINUTES FOR THE DECEMBER 5, 2013 MEETING OF THE TCLF
Attending: (12) Kris Deckett, Sue Kingsbury, Lou Ann Banning, Marie Girard, JoAnne Hlinka, Sue Minns, Barbara Ritsema, Lynnee Bigelow, Vicki VanSipe, Michelle Crossley, Cindy Panches and Debbie DeBois
I Called to order at 5 pm by Marie Girard.
II Sue Minns made motion to accept agenda with addition of AARP taxes, seconded by Kris Deckett. Motion carried.
III Minutes of the November 7, 2013 meeting were presented. Motion made by Sue Kingsbury, second by Joanne Hlinka to accept the minutes. Motion carried.
IV Treasurer’s Report was presented by Joanne Hlinka. Shelly Crossley made a motion to accept the report, seconded by Kris Deckett. Motion carried. Joanne reported that we had a total income of $6,438.94. The book sales alone made $3,077.80. We will have to pay taxes this year.
V. Old Business
A. 2013 Annual Report publication – brief discussion held, Kris Deckett made a motion to order 50 at a cost of $63.40. Sue Minns seconded the motion and the motion carried.
B. 2014 Bookmark publication – brief discussion held, Sue Kingsbury made a motion to order 100 at a cost of $24.00, Sue Minns seconded the motion and the motion carried.
C. Farm Market bags – brief discussion was held. Lou Ann Banning made a motion to have the TCLF logo placed on the bags at a cost of $100.00. Kris Deckett seconded the motion and the motion carried.
D. Hot Reads for Cold Nights – Book Shelf Bingo – Kris Deckett reported that the committee (Sue Kingsbury, Betty Kingsbury, Kris Deckett and Terri Stein) have set the event to start on January 6th and end on March 31st. A drawing for a winner will be held on April 1st. Each completed bingo card is one entry into the drawing. 3 prizes will be raffled off (all the same). TCLF members not eligible (a separate game will be held for members). A valid library card is necessary and only 1 prize per person. Shelly Crossley strongly made a motion for $50.00 for costs of supplies, Lynnee Bigelow seconded the motion and the motion carried.
E. The draft of the 2013 By-laws was discussed. A motion to accept the new by-laws was made by Cindy Panches, the motion was seconded by Joanne Hlinka and the motion carried unanimously. (Thanks to Marie and the committee for all the hardwork, especially Marie.)
F. Thanks to all the book store workers and cleaners in November.
VI New Business
A. 2014 Grant Venues were presented and discussed. The first will be the couple who did our appraisal program last year. This year he will explain what to look for at garage sales, etc. He will probably be scheduled for some time in March. The second venue will be the author of 1000 Letters From Home – written by Teresa Irish. This is a book written about the letters found after her father’s death that were written to her mother while he was serving in World War II. This is scheduled for May 8th. The grant should pay for all the expenses for both of these programs. The Friends will only have to provide refreshments and paper products.
B. Open House – discussion followed about holding an invitation only Open House to showcase all the improvements made to the library. Invitations to the City council, the District Library employees and District Board members (and spouses). The Friends can provide appetizers/desserts and provide paper products. Joanne Hlinka made a motion for $200 for supplies for the open house, seconded by Kris Deckett. The motion carried. The Open House will be in late January – possibly the 22nd. A committee of Shelly Crossley, Sue Kingsbury, Joanne Hlinka, Marie Girard, Lou Ann Banning and Terri Stein was formed.
C. World Book Night – Sue Kingsbury reported that World Book Night will be on Wednesday, April 23rd this year. Discussion followed about a location and Tawas Do It Center was the leading idea. Sue will check on the hours of the hardware and the hours the Book Night requires. Other suggestions were: Different Blend (not in Tawas City), McDonald’s, Subway in Forwards.
D. Bookstore cleaning volunteers: January- Lou Ann; February- Vicki Van Sipe.
E. Bookstore volunteers: February 1 – Kingsburys; February 8th Debbie DeBois; February 15th Lynne Bigelow; March 1st Marie Girard.
F. Tawas Bay Bookers will meet on January 29th, Kris Deckett will host. The place will be determined. Socializing starts at 5:30 pm. – book talk begins @ 6 pm There will be no Bookers in December, party at Kris Deckett’s on the 12th.
G. AARP taxes – Sue Kingsbury reported that she has heard from Dan Stock. The program will be held at East Tawas Community Center again this year and it will be on Fridays. Volunteers are needed to be greeters. An hour orientation is necessary. A schedule was passed around for sign up.
VII Members Comments and Suggestions:
1. We received thank you’s from the Red Cross and Standish Hospital Auxiliary.
2. Debbie DeBois suggested that we need to consider having one or two computer chairs armless. This will be put on the February agenda.
3. Debbie DeBois asked about any plans for Dr. Seuss’s birthday. She has a collection of his stories in book that she is willing to donate for a prize. Possibly each visit in February would garner a raffle ticket for a raffle on March 1st.
VIII Sue Minns made motion to adjourn, seconded by Sue Kingsbury. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00. Next meeting will be on February 6th.
Lou Ann Banning