DICKINSON AREA LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, May 23, 2018
Present: Diane Melbye, Paula Martin, Rita Ennen, April Frank, Carol T. Kuether, and guest Linda Carlson.
Minutes: The minutes were approved after a grammatical correction was made, (the insertion of “and” between the words “nonperishables”/ “possibly fruit”).
Approval of Expenditures: The expenditure report was current as of May 22th. After review and discussion, motion carried to approve the Expenditure report.
Financial Report: The report was reviewed and explanations of the expenses discussed.
Director’s Report: Currently we are only short one part-time position. Rita presented the June/July Events Calendar. The new addition of the “Film Society” presentation was described. Attendance at events is expected to be in higher numbers compared to last year.
Strategic Planning - Rita has compiled a concise, informative and colorful “Strategic Plan” for the Dickinson Area Public Library. It was reviewed with a motion and second to accept. The motion passed.
ARC property – all processes are in place, we should see removal of the building by the end of the summer.
Building Committee – The committee is to the point where they are waiting for the City Commission to approve the architect contract.
Backpack program partnership – The backpack day will also be the day of the “free pizza” luncheon. The pizza is for everyone up to the age of eighteen. Library staffer Mark and a volunteer will oversee the pizza luncheon.
North Side Landscaping – The tables, chairs and benches are to be ordered. There also will be planters of flowers to make the sitting area even more attractive.
Summer Reading Program - Everything is ready and in place for the Program. The “Kickoff Carnival” will be held on June 3, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Great prizes have been donated to be awarded at the conclusion of the program.
Citizen Letter – A letter addressed to the Library Board was read by the Board. A response will be sent compiled by the Board president, Paula Martin.
Agenda completed -- Meeting adjourned.