Present: Karen Bauer, Lynne Coleman, Pat Kelm, Cindy Kennedy, Dallas McIntyre, Diane Munson, Sue Neidick, Dennis Woitas.
Cindy Kennedy called the meeting to order at 4:30 P.M.
General Discussion: Lynne Coleman updated the Board on her meeting with the Regional Library’s Personnel Committee. The posted job description is Branch Library Supervisor and does not require any specific librarian qualifications or experience. The application period has been extended until the week of July 11th. The Regional Library Board is not interested in continuing the many innovative programs developed under Lynne’s leadership; their primary focus is to just provide the very basic library functions. Lynne did report that based on her presentation of Summer Youth Activities Program to the Waterville City Council, the City reallocated a sum of money to the Horizons Group to fund this program. The Council also allocated funds for this program for non-school days during the Fall/Winter. Dennis Woitas reported he attended the Regional Library Board meeting at the Le Sueur Library on June 13. He stated nothing relative to the Waterville Library situation was discussed.
Treasurer’s Report: Dallas McIntyre submitted the Treasurer’s Report for the month of July. The only activity was receipt of the check from Echoes in the amount of $73.04 representing reimbursement for the FOL expenses incurred for the Silent Auction/Dance in February. Cash on hand at July 7th was $379.60.
New Business: FOL Brochures: The Board recommended getting the FOL brochures out to the private campgrounds. Sue Neidick volunteered to distribute the brochures. Brochures should also be available at the library. Brochures will be available at the Community Connections Table at the Sakatah Arts Experience on Sunday, July 10. Book Sale: The Board also discussed the need to have a table at the Farmer’s Market on Fridays during the month of August. Lynne Coleman volunteered to organize this program and indicated she will work the first Friday in August. Sue Neidick volunteered to work the 2nd Friday in August. Additional volunteers will be needed to fill out the month of August as well as work with Lynne in setting up the table, hauling books, etc. National Night Out – August 2nd: Diane Munson will contact Rachel Androli to ask if FOL can have a table at the Lion’s Park to hand out our brochures, sell books, etc. WEM City-Wide Garage Sale: The Board plans to participate and conduct a book sale during the WEM City-Wide Garage Bike Trail Sale. A volunteer is needed to coordinate this event. (As of today, July 12th, no date has been set for this event. Diane Munson will follow-up with Lisa at Lake Region Life to see when this event will be scheduled.)
Schedule of Upcoming Events: August 2: National Night Out – Lion’s Park 5:00 P.M. – Dusk Final Details Pending Diane Munson Volunteering August 4: FOL Library Meeting 4:30 P.M. – Library Pat will put new meeting time on Library’s Calendar August 5: Farmer’s Market Book Sale — 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Lynne Coleman to Coordinate Lynne Coleman Volunteering August 12: Farmer’s Market Book Sale ¬¬¬¬¬ — 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM ¬ Sue Neidick Volunteering August 19: Farmer’s Market Book Sale – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Volunteer needed August 26: Farmer’s Market Book Sale – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Volunteer needed Date & Time Pending WEM City-Wide Trails Garage Sale Volunteers needed There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Diane Munson