Friends Minutes

Friends of the Kindred Public Library
Meeting Minutes – March 14, 2022

In attendance: Lisa Anderson, Georgia Berg, Jen Guzik, Linda Otterson, Gail Rogne, Jen Swenson, Sarah Anderson, Aubrey Anderson.

A motion by Linda, seconded by Jen, approved the February 14 minutes; motion carried. The financial report was presented, showing an ending balance on February 28 of $7867.58. This includes $23.55 earned through AmazonSmile donations.

  • The Friends debit card is on file for purchases.
  • In answer to a question about transferring funds to the Board: The Friends organization typically transfers funds to the Board of Trustees when Friends’ balance is over $10,000. Current balance is less than that.

Old/New Business:

  • Safari Theater – June 18-22. Jen Swenson/Sarah Anderson. Sarah will be coordinating the Safari Theater, along with Erin Hill. They would like to hold it in the gym of the high school in 2022. Library expense to work with Safari Theater is $3100 + mileage, and includes busing of children to Davenport. This would result in a participation fee of $80-90/child. Discussion held about contacting FMCT as a possible option for the Library; their typical cost is $2100 with no mileage or meals required, resulting in a lower per child fee. It was suggested that the Library could assist with cost of Safari Theater for 2022 so the participation fee can be reduced. The FMCT production for March 14-25 is being held without charge to participants.
  • Winter Reading Program ends Friday, March 18.
  • Event participation – Lisa. Library and Museum Institution guidelines require a breakdown of ages participating in library events (0-6, 7-11, teen, adult) in the future.
  • Upcoming events:
  • National Library Week (April 3-9) will be published on Facebook.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 17-23.
  • Storytime will be changed to April 23 and 25 due to the Easter holiday.
  • FMCT is offering the March 14-25 theater experience of “101 Dalmations” for students
  • Storywalk will start in April/May
  • Festival of Tables – August 9. Cupcakes will be served as part of the Library’s 20th
  • Kindred Days – August 12-14. The Library will be the site for a petting zoo in 2022; commemoration of the 20th birthday will be introduced
  • Ordering a different promotional item will be discussed at an upcoming meeting.

A combined Board/Friends meeting to discuss the Library’s five-year plan will be held April 11 from 6:00-7:30pm at the Library. Directors will meet on the 11th at 4:30.

Georgia Berg, Secretary
Friends of the Kindred Public Library