Friends Minutes

Friends of the Kindred Public Library

Meeting Minutes – January 7, 2019


In attendance: Lisa Anderson, Georgia Berg, Jen Guzik, Linda Otterson, Jen Swenson

The secretary minutes from 12/03/2018 were presented; motion by Jen G and second by Linda to approve.

The financial report was presented by Jen S. showing a balance of $9680.02 on 12/31/2018. The report will be filed as presented.

The Friends 2018 Annual Report was also presented for review. The Missoula Children’s Theater is a KPL/PTO/Kindred Area Arts Partnership event and includes the raising of funds. Therefore, Missoula will be included under Friends of the KPL responsibility.  Funds raised are kept in a Missoula fund, with the checkbook handled by PTO. Safari Theater remains under the responsibility of the Library Board.


Friends-sponsored events:

  • Tour of Homes – 2018 Tour attendance was lower than previous years. A survey will be developed by Linda and posted on Facebook for feedback from those attending. The possibility of incorporating different fund-raising events for adults was explored, with the upcoming planning meeting as a good opportunity to brainstorm.

Board-sponsored events:

  • Winter Reading Program – Jen G. – Book vs Movie will run January 14-March 15. Jen will organize materials for display.
  • Kindred House Lighting Contest – Prizes were given to all participants.
  • Safari Theater – Will be held in July 2019.

Old/New Business:

  • Giving Hearts Day, February 2019 – Lisa. It was determined the Library would not qualify to participate based on requirements for inclusion.
  • Linda will be posting a series of “good to know” articles on Facebook to familiarize patrons about the new software, various ongoing events, etc.
  • A Friends policy review should be started in 2019.

The joint Friends/Board planning meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, starting at 5:30. Pizza will be provided.

Georgia Berg, Secretary

Friends of the Kindred Public Library