Friends of Piscataway Library

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Friends of Piscataway Library

Executive Board Meeting – June 2, 2015

MINUTES

In Attendance:

Mary Gadek, Janice Hunt, Barbara Ketterer, Karen Markley, Carol Natarelli, Anthony Shields, Rochelle Sumner, Donald Thomas, Paul Wish, Patty Sumner, Library Liaison, Library Board of Trustee Member, Anne Gordon, and Maggie Serpico, President.

  

Absent:

Jeff Rubin and Connie Stout.

Excused:

Jay Bali and Sandra Jeffers.

Call To Order:

        President Maggie Serpico called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Trustee Anne Gordon was welcomed.

Minutes:

        The Minutes from the May 5, 2015 Meeting were accepted with minor corrections. So moved by Mary Gadek and Janice Hunt. Approved by all.

Correspondence:

        No correspondence this month.        

 

Treasurer’s Report:

        Karen Markley reviewed the May 2015 account summary:

FRIENDS OF PISCATAWAY LIBRARY

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Committee Reports:

Membership:

 Book Store/Sorting:

        Still need experienced sorters to work. The donations are “flying in”.

Old Business:

         Music CD & DVD Sale:

Flooring:

        The new flooring in Kennedy’s circulation area, the Daily Book Store and library area looks terrific!

Fall Book Sale:

Coupons for Kids:

Minutes:

New Business:

        Bi-Annual Meeting:

        

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New Business – Continued

Requests for Funds from Friends:

  1. Back Care Program:

Mary Piekarski, Adult Services, is requesting a $50.00 fee for a Holistic Oriental Medicine Presentation on September 21, 2015. They have presented at the Somerset County Library System. Motions were made by Barbara Ketterer and Rochelle Sumner to fund the presentation and it was approved by all.

  1. Digitalization and Preservation of Historic Documents:

Kate Baker requested funds to preserve quill-written documents in our files and to make them available online. Total cost will be $475.00.  So moved by Paul Wish and Rochelle Sumner, and approved by all.

Other:

Library Update:

                Intense recent activities:

  1. Some 1,300 kids, in Grades K-3, have had exposure to Library Programs at school by “Patty’s  Team”.
  2. Career Day Program was attended by 200 children.
  3. Summer Reading Program is gearing up.
  4. Volunteer Orientation Program is gaining intensity.
  5. New flooring, carpeting and tiles look great!

Trustee Guest:

        Anne Gordon thanked all present for their intense commitment as “Friends”!

There will be some personnel changes re: the Trustees due to retirement and illness. Changes to be announced in the future.

Friends Trustee Attendee:

        Vice President, Donald Thomas, will attend the next Trustee Meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:59 p.m.

                                                                Respectfully submitted

                                                                Carol Natarelli

                                                                Recording Secretary

There will be NO Friends Executive Board Meetings over the summer.  

Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. sharp.