Meeting Minutes for November 1, 2017

Meeting Minutes November 1, 2017
Approved February 7, 2018

Call to order and roll call: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Linda Sagese. Present were Maureen McDole, vice president; Courtney Walker, treasurer/ membership director; Diane Drutowski, secretary/communications director; Mary Jane Fales, promotions; Frances Pitzer; Orlando Acosta; and Tatiana Alvarez, Librarian.

Minutes: The minutes of the April 2017 meeting were distributed. Maureen McDole moved to approve the minutes. Orlando Acosta seconded. The motion passed.

Treasurer’s report: We have $2341.03 in our city fund and $363.24 in our Grow Financial account. Maureen McDole moved to approve the report. Orlando Acosta seconded. The motion passed.

Old Business: Diane Drutowski reported briefly on the June book sale. We decided not to have a November book sale, mostly because we don’t have enough books. We will hold our next book sale on June 2, 2018.

Author Events: We will have Ben Montgomery on November 13. The Steph Post event has been rescheduled (due to Hurrican Irma) to February 12, 2018. Steph has a new book coming out in January. Lee Irby is scheduled for April 9 as the kick-off event for the Sunlit Festival. National Library Week is April 8-14, 2018. We reviewed what Tatiana needs to do for the author events. We discussed having a children’s author in 2018, to possibly tie in with the new children’s area. Suggestions were Sara Pennypacker and Erica Sirotich.

Librarian Report: Our new Librarian II Coordinator, Tatiana Alvarez, reported plans to redesign the layout of the first floor, moving the children’s area to the back and installing new carpet. She will be holding more children’s programs. She noted the need to renew our license with the Florida Department of Agriculture.

 First Night: The New Year’s Eve Event will have children’s activities at the library in the early evening.

Promotions: Mary Jane Fales suggested making and selling tote bags in 2018.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the upcoming book sale.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:01 p.m.

Submitted by
Diane Drutowski


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