Friends Minutes

Friends of the Kindred Public Library
Meeting Minutes – January 4, 2021

In attendance: Lisa Anderson, Georgia Berg, Linda Otterson, Gail Rogne, Jen Guzik (joined after adjournment of Board meeting)

Minutes from the December 7 meeting were approved with a motion from Linda and second from Gail. Motion carried.

The January 4 financial report was submitted showing a balance of $8777.78 as of December 31, 2020. Credits included income received from memorial donations, bag of books sale, and gnome/Tour of Homes. Expenses were associated with the Tour and a $7000 transfer to the Library Board. The report will be filed as presented.

Old/New Business:

Donations/Memorials – Donations are handled through Friends because of their 501c3 status.  Verification and recording of donations and memorials when a designated purpose is requested by the donor were discussed. It was proposed that memorials or donations received are noted with the name of “in memory of ____” and/or the specific purpose. Each donation/memorial amount will be transferred individually to the Library Board’s financial account, indicating the specification but without donor names included. Discussion will be held with the Library Board about recording in their records based on the requested purpose. Linda will update the current guideline for review at the February meeting.

Winter Reading Program – Jen. Wonderful WINTER Stories is the theme for the 2021 winter reading challenge. The program starts January 15 through March 15. Information will be posted on Facebook, the Library website, and made available in the lobby.

Breakfast with a Book – Georgia. An email will be sent to members about the possibility of joining via Zoom. Participants can attend in person with physical distancing and mask requirements.

Safari Theater/Missoula Theater – There are questions on how COVID restrictions will affect these events. Coordinators are needed for Safari Theater in order for it to be held in Summer 2021. Missoula Theater will be held if the Davenport Community Center is available, and if the Kindred School PTO decides to sponsor the program, the Library will support it.

Officers for the Friends organization will be chosen at the February meeting. One community member is needed to fill a vacant member-at-large position; a community member will be contacted.

The next Friends meeting will be Monday, February 8, at 6:00. The Library Board meeting will follow at 7pm.

Georgia Berg, Secretary for Friends of the KPL