Link to May 24 Kenosha News article, "Community Library Board pushes away from Friends".
Excerpt: The Community Library Board of Trustees sought to distance itself from a library aid group Monday.
Ken Mangold, who was elected president of the board on Monday night, introduced a proposal to create additional separation between the board and the Friends of the Community Library.
Last month, the Friends group stated it would not put any more money toward a new library for those two communities. The Friends have raised more than $50,000 for a new building and were frustrated with a lack of progress on the project.
The Twin Lakes Library building is 3,300 square feet, while the Salem branch is 13,000 square feet.
Mangold’s proposal would:
— Bar a member of the library board from being an officer with the Friends of the Community Library.
— Have the library director appoint a representative to the Friends group.
— Give more control — and more reporting of gifts — to the library board.
“They have become not the friends of the library, but a political action committee,” Mangold said.
Community Library in the news.
Maggie Rivals Dewey for Attention. (5/24/2010)
Board Member Raises Objections to Library Cat. (5/9/2010)
New Director Hired. (4/20/2010)
A Library Board Appointment Not According to Hoyle. (4/13/2010)
Former Library Director Sues for Wages after Firing. (3/16/2010)
Position Announcement: Library Executive Director, Community Library, Salem, Wisconsin. (2/5/2010)
Former Director of Community Library: From Demotion to Dismissal. (1/29/2010)
Community Library Board Member Wields Machete to Address $1,000 Deficit. (12/06/2009)
New Community Library Representative to Wilmot School Board. (11/11/2009)
Demoted director to fight for job. (10/30/2009)
Library Board confirms interim director. (10/27/2009)
Community Library Soap Opera Continues. (10/23/2009)
Community Library Update: "What we have here is...failure to communicate. (10/09/2009)
Community Library Board of Trustees: Riding Roughshod? (10/01/2009)
Library Board's "Positive Direction" Takes an Immediate Detour. (9/30/2009)
West county library group under fire. (1/29/2009)