I got an email yesterday from the library director asking for a large chunk of money. Interestingly enough, the amount requested is almost exactly what the book sale earned. I'm sure she had a ballpark number given to her by someone. Ugh.
Of course that puts me in the 'lovely' position of having to stall on her request. Several of the members would like to use the money for putting together book club reading bags for the Friends book club as well as other area clubs. Some of these folks also see a need to refurbish the foyer of the library. It is looking very dated and in some cases extremely worn out.
Is this the time we push our wishes ahead of the director's? I indicated to her I was gathering information on some possible projects and her response set my teeth on edge. She does not want any projects taken on that might cause work for the staff. Okay. Really?
I did learn the requested funds are for more history books. Of course this will amuse the membership as the Library withdraws books at such a rapid clip we can't keep up with getting those titles out of the way at times. Interesting times ahead. Dangerous waters. Lovely.