The Ainsworth Library Foundation Board held a meeting on May 19, 2021 at the Ainsworth Public Library. President Marsha Fuchs called the meeting to order at 5 p.m. Roll call showed six members present. They included Wendy Allen, Marsha Fuchs, Traci Ganser, Phyllis Leach, Teri Soles, and Deanna Taylor. One member, Bill Lentz, was absent. Gail Irwin, Library Director, was also present for the meeting.
Traci G. moved to approve the minutes. Deanna T. seconded this with all voting in favor of. The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Wendy A. Teri S. made the motion to approve the report. Traci G. seconded this with all members voting in favor of. A report was given on the income and expenses for the 2020 fiscal year. Treasurer Wendy also stated that the Income Tax Forms have been submitted. There was only one bill presented for payment to Amazon for two books purchased as memorial gifts. Phyllis L. made the motion to approve this bill for payment. Deanna T. seconded this with all members voting in favor of. The Gift Transaction List from February to May 2021 was shared. It noted receiving gifts in memory of Mrs. LaPreil Walton, Mrs. Gloria Randell, and Mr. Rollie Beran.
The landscaping project was discussed. It was noted that the soaker system will be installed soon. Plant replacement was discussed. Wendy A. made the motion to approve the purchase of plants to replace the winter kill plants. Traci G. seconded this with all members voting in favor of.
Discussion was held on the Freda Hinrich Memorial. Deanna T. is checking on solar light poles for in front of the library.
A Book Signing for local author, Katie Nelson Rau, will be held on May 25th from 3-6 p.m. Wendy A. and Teri S. volunteered to bring cookies to serve.
It was noted that a Magic Show would be held on June 14th at 4 p.m. This is free and open to all ages.
Summer Reading Program will be held the month of June. Fun-Hours will be held for the Preschool to 4th grade on Tuesday and Thursday in June. The K-4th Grade group will keep track of time read/book titles on the online program of Reader Zone. A stem/steam programs will be held in July for the Middle School students as well as a movie afternoon once a week.
The Photo Note Card Fundraiser was discussed. There will be three categories for people to submit photo’s in:
1. Brown County Education through the years (color or black/white)
2. Black & White Historical Sandhill Scene
3. Colored Historical Sandhill Scenery
No age restrictions. One entry per person per category. No fee to enter. Library will own the copyrights of photos. Board will decide on final winners. Winners will be placed on note cards to sell. Promotional work will be done. It is hoped that the sales will begin on June 25th.
The next meeting date was set for August 18th at 5 p.m. Since there was no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.