I asked here in our office. We are not permitted to fund first, get reimbursed later on this one. If we can't get our money until after April 12, we'll have to send out prizes really, really late, which takes away from the experience for the kids. We've also had kids win who were in our juvenile detention facilities, and they can be hard to track down after the school year ends. Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian Wyoming State Library 2800 Central Ave. Cheyenne WY 82002 307-777-5915 800-264-1281 [log in to unmask] On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:31 AM Russell, Mary <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I think this is a huge problem and should have been disclosed. I raised > this concern via email with Dawn (and copied John) but her response leads > me to think it isn’t open to discussion. Without asking us (or even > telling us before we committed to the program) LC appears to have decided > we can fund LAL ourselves and be reimbursed later. > > --Mary > > > > > > ______________________________________________ > > Mary A. Russell, Director > Center for the Book at the NH State Library > 20 Park Street Concord NH 03301-6314 > 603-271-2866 *[log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>* > *(NEW- again) *http://nhbookcenter.org > > Visit our blog at http://nhbookcenter.blogspot.com > ______________________________________________ > > > > [image: NHSL300 - for signatures] > > > > > > > > *From:* Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto: > [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Susan Mark > *Sent:* Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:16 AM > *To:* [log in to unmask] > *Subject:* Invoicing timeline issue > > > > I asked about invoicing for our stipend this year. I was informed that I > will invoice them AFTER April 12. I'm concerned about how this will work. > We give Amazon gift cards from the money we received. We are not permitted > to purchase them until after we get our money. > > > > Last year we received our money in February, which allowed us time to do > this. If we can't even invoice until mid-April, those kids are going to be > waiting a while. > > > > Is anyone else going to be up against this if they don't allow us to > invoice until then? For those of you who incur promotion expenses, will > this be a problem for you? > > > Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian > > Wyoming State Library > > 2800 Central Ave. > > Cheyenne WY 82002 > > 307-777-5915 > > 800-264-1281 > > [log in to unmask] > > > > > > E-Mail to and from me, in connection with the transaction > of public business, is subject to the Wyoming Public Records > Act and may be disclosed to third parties. > -- E-Mail to and from me, in connection with the transaction of public business, is subject to the Wyoming Public Records Act and may be disclosed to third parties.