April Friends of Library Minutes

Friends of the Winnebago Public Library
Business Meeting Minutes
April 25, 2017

Mission Statement: Our association aspires to help stimulate the child, motivate the adolescent, educate the adult and sustain the elderly in our community within the world of books and ever-changing information technology.

The April 25th business meeting, with an attendance of 10 members, the library director, and 1 Board Member was called to order by Norma at 6:35pm.

Secretary’s Report: A motion to accept the minutes for the March 28th meeting as written was made by Judy, seconded by Rosemary, and the motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Marian provided a copy of the financial report :
Savings: $787.76 (as of 03-31-17) Checking Account: $8176.58 (as of 04-25-17)**
Cash on Hand: $38.02 Total Balance: $9,002.36 (as of 04-25-17)
**Includes $207.00 for the Fidder Memorial Garden and $400.00 for Not-for-Profit Expenses.
This report will be filed for audit.

Board Liaison, Irv Koning: He congratulated Katie and her staff on the library’s being chosen as a “2016 Business of the Year” award winner and shared that there are still some vacancies on the Library Board.

Director of the Library, Katie Schmoyer: Katie provided a written report about
• the Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award Night,
• various programs that have been provided at the library in April,
• new databases that have been posted on the library’s website,
• updates on the new table recently purchased for the children’s storytime use,
• possible plans for updating the staff work room,
• information about the next fiscal budget and objectives meeting,
• and a “Thank You” to the Friends for the gift certificates given to all library staff members during National Library Week.

Committee Reports: April’s Bloomin’ Book and Bake Sale: Paula reported that most work shifts for the book, bake, and bloom sale are filled. Several volunteers helped her on Monday and Tuesday to sort new books so that the set-up day (tomorrow, April 26th) would run more quickly and smoothly.

New Business: Steve asked when decisions would be made concerning needed purchases for the library. He asked if there are priority items that were requested from the funds of the Friends group on the wishlists we were given earlier this year. Katie will bring the librarians’ wishlist to our next meeting so that the Friends can consider funding some of the requests.
Old Business: Scholarships: Several Friends’ members met with Norma and Marian to read over the scholarship applications. They decided to approve five $200 scholarships. Judy wlll attend the Honors Night at WHS and will present the checks to the scholarship award winners.

Steve moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:55pm, seconded by Cindy, and the motion carried. The next meeting is scheduled for May 30, 2017, starting at 6:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted by: Paula Black, Secretary