Hope Welty Public Library

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August 10,2016 Meeting Minutes

 Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Hope Welty Public Library (HWPL ) was held at the library on August 10,2016. The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Mary Hissong, at 3:34 pm. Board members answering roll call were: Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Chelle Shivley, Lisa Forbes, Tina Arseneau and Library Director, Shari Rawlings. Absent Linda Martin.

Public Forum


 Minutes of the Last HWPL Meeting

  The minutes from the July meeting were read. Chelle Shivley moved  to accept the minutes as read. Janice Lonnon seconded, all present voted aye.

 Treasurer's Report

Chelle Shivley , treasurer, reported there is a balance of $137,828.63 before paying the month's bills. Expenses for the month are $18,067.20. Chelle Shivley moved that expenses be allowed and Tina Arseneau seconded the motion. Roll call yes votes:  Mary Hissong, Janice Lonnon, Chelle Shivley,Lisa Forbes and Tina Arseneau. Absent: Linda Martin, Amy Williams.

 Director's Report

The library will have cupcakes and coffee for the library's birthday on Sept.14. The possibility of having a list of books needed at the library for patrons to purchase was discussed. The 1000  Bookos Before Kindergarten program will be started sometime in Sept. Shari will be ordering pens to hand out at Christmas On the Hill.

 Old Business

Mary Hissong read a card of thanks from Lyn Coleman for the library and it's programs.

 New Business

  Lisa Forbes was sworn in as a new library board member. Janice Lonnon moved to accept the Holiday closing list for 2016 / 2017. Chelle Shivley seconded and all present voted aye.

Closed Session


Next Meeting

September 14 ,2016 at 3:30pm

Meeting Adjourned

Janice Lonnon moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:09 pm seconded by Chelle Shivley. All present voted aye.

 Respectfully Submitted by

  Tina Arseneau, Substitute Secretary