Friends of the Pigeon District Library Quarterly General Meeting August 18, 2011 Call to Order by Colleen Forman- Date: August 18, 2011, 5:05 P.M. I. Attendance: Jeanette Bach, Colleen Forman, Kathy Kent, Shelly Gunden, Mary Dast, Sue Herford, Gwynne Barry. II. Reading of the May meeting minutes by: All present. Motion: To accept the May meeting minutes. Made by: Kathy Kent; Seconded by: Mary Dast. Motion carried. III. Officer Reports: Treasurer: The May 2011 through August 2011, report begins with a balance of $2,121.03. Expenses totaled $838.16. Deposits totaled $1,447.60, with an ending balance of $2,730.47. Motion: To accept the Treasurer’s report. Made by: Jeanette Bach; Seconded by: Mary Dast. Motion carried. IV. President: nothing V. Vice President: nothing VI. Secretary: nothing VII. Committee Reports: nothing VIII. Special Reports IX. Old Business: Farmers’ Festival Used Book Sale – Jeanette Bach reported that the used book sale was a success once again this year... Colleen said most people came to the book sale early and the flow of customers was steady until noon. Colleen suggested that we continue to close the book sale at noon on the last day so the clean up time is complete by 2:00 P.M. Jeanette is going to contact Tracy Potter to confirm the festival dates of July 19-21, 2012. Book Purse Auction – Richard Quinn of Caseville won the book purse raffle. The FOPDL raised $30.00 during the auction. Shelly Gunden will send a thank you to the person that donated the book purse. Independent Bank Accounts – Colleen Forman and Kathy Kent were added to the bank accounts at Independent Bank. X. New Business: Overdrive “FuelYourMind Digital Collection.” - Jeanette Bach reported that the barcode testing has begun. The Pigeon District Library is scheduled to go live in September 2011. A link to the collection will be added to our library’s home page, to the right of our card catalog information. A library patron can access the site through the card catalog by typing the word “overdrive” in the keyword search window and then clicking on a book title and then our library’s name. One can also access the site by going to http://fuelyourmind.lib.overdrive and entering his/her library card number to login. An online video walks you through the site with a question and answer section. There are 15,000 titles in the combined libraries directory and currently 837 audio books and 351 e-books in the FuelYourMind Digital Collection. Both downloadable audio books and e-books are included in the collection and the Kindle should be compatible with the site in the late fall. The site works like a regular library – titles that are available can be added to your cart and checked out (for 14 days). For titles that are currently checked out, one can join the waiting list if six people or fewer are waiting for the book. You will be notified by e-mail when the title becomes available for you to check out. The item will be held for 4 days after OverDrive emails the patron a notice that the title is available. Jeanette reported that the library would like to advertise the new Overdrive program on the library web site and in the newspaper so our patrons are aware of this exciting new program. The library will not be billed for any services until we go live. Jeanette suggested that we demo the Overdrive web site at the next FOPDL meeting. Farmers’ Festival Quilt Show – Advertising in the View was $58.00 and the Huron Daily Tribune was $88.50. Jeanette asked if the FOPDL would pay $73.25of this advertising. Motion: To pay half of the quilt show/book sale advertising. Made by: Mary Dast; Seconded by: Gwynne Barry Motion carried. Renewal of ALTAFF (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates and Friends and Foundations) Membership dues of $50.00 were paid on 7/30/11 State of Michigan licensing and regulatory fees for 2009 and 2011 for $40.00 were paid on 8/16/11. XI. Announcements: Diane Collins of the Huron County Writers Group (HAWG) is trying to get sponsors for a short story writing program in Huron County. Middle and High School students will compete for a cash prize. The HAWG group feels this type of program will encourage students to write. Diane would like to know if the FOPDL would be willing to co-sponsor this event. Because the project does not align with the objectives of the FOPDL, the FOPDL cannot co - sponsor this event. The next meeting is November 17th. Jeanette is going to check with Sheryl Wenskay to see if she would like to be in charge of the Christmas book sale again this year during Pigeon’s Holly Day Open House. Jeanette received a flier for custom library ornaments; it would be very nice to have one for the libraries 100th anniversary in 2013. All members gave a positive response and felt that the ornament would be a local keepsake that contained a bit of Pigeon history. Jeanette will look into this before the next meeting. XII. Adjournment by Colleen Forman Motion: For adjournment Made by: Kathy Kent; Seconded by: Shelly Gunden. Motion: Carried Meeting adjourned at 5:59P.M.
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