Sunday, July 10, 2016

Reading Logs Due July 16th

Reading logs are due July 16th. Please make sure that your name is on your paper and return it to the library by July 16th to be eligible for the end of program drawings.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New at the Library

The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder:  Strategies to help your child achieve the time-management skills, focus,and organization needed to succeed in school and life by Rebecca Branstetter

"Great book...great insights...great resource!"
                                       - USD 298 Teacher

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Free Children's Movie and Popcorn


 Free Children's Movie and Popcorn

Friday, June 17th

2:15 to 4:00 p.m.

in the basement of the Library

Call 524-4034 for Movie Title and Rating

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Hey Kids, Are you feeling crafty?

Crafts at the Library start June 9th and end July 15th.
The kid craft table will be loaded with lots of fun sporty things to make!
Crafts change weekly and children may make one craft per day.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Memorials for Eric Jones

We would like to thank the following patrons for donating money to the Library in memory of Eric Jones.

Barbara Gourley

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Storytime Update

We will be taking a brief story time break as we get ready for the Summer Library Program which starts May 19th. There will be no story time for the remainder of May and the first week in June.

Beginning  June 9th, we will have four Summer Library Programs all on Thursday mornings starting at 10:15. All of the June programs this year are appropriate for children of all ages.

In July, the teen advisory board members will be doing story time on Thursday mornings at 10:00.

There will be no story time in August or the 1st week of September.

Story time will resume on Thursday, September 8th and the fall/winter session will run through December 8th.

Thanks to all the moms and caregivers who bring your children to the library! We enjoy having them!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer Library Program

Sign-up for the 2016 Summer Library Program begins Thursday, May 19th.

Children’s activities include four Thursday morning programs, two game days, one movie, weekly guessing jars and crafts.

The teen program features weekly guessing jars, scavenger hunts, crafts and prizes.

Adults can participate in reading BINGO, check-out activity kits, and read for a chance to win Nook e-readers and other great prizes.

Anyone can come to the library any day to read, do a puzzle, play a board game or build with Legos. There will also be Giant Jenga and Connect Four games in the library basement.

The reading program runs from May 19th to July 16th. Reading logs and a full schedule of activities can be picked up at the Library at 203 South Third.

Monday, March 28, 2016

February 2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes

FEBRUARY 9, 2016


Kathy opened the meeting.  Karen moved to accept the January minutes.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  Motion carried. 
Mary sent the 2016 Storytime schedule to the story time moms, web site, and the Chamber of Commerce and she will post it in the business community.  The red section of early chapter books is updated and shelf markers made in the non-fiction section to make books easier to find. She needs volunteers to put the juvenile books in the computer.  The Summer Library program is “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” using a sports theme.  The Teen Advisory Board meets on February 15th and she is  looking forward to their help again this summer.
Nancy reported that Blind Date with a Book for Valentine’s Day is going well, the memorial album has been ordered, the annual report is completed and submitted to the city, and the CKLS Executive meeting was cancelled.  The new overdue book policy is working well.  Congressman Huelskamp’s Staff will hold office hours in the Library meeting room on Tuesday morning, February 23.  We have received two checks from the City of Lincoln, $3600 and $18,000.  The city crew fixed the light over the west door. All DVDs may be checked out for one week. The TV Series DVDs may contain 6+ discs. It is suggested to expand the check out for TV Series to 2 weeks.  Juveniles are only allowed to check out 1 item at the present time.  Many will only choose a DVD.  It is suggested to allow juveniles to check out a book with a DVD, but not 2 DVDs. Both Nancy and Mary attended a workshop in Ellsworth on Makerspaces (areas designated for various crafts or activities).  A suggestion is to have Makerspace plastic tubs filled with items like Legos and craft supplies.  There has been quite an increase in children using the library, some waiting for time on the computers for games. They are concerned about the numbers of unsupervised children during the summer months.  One idea is to use volunteers in the meeting room to make the Xbox, Legos, crafts and board games available. A Wish List of items to be donated to the library will be in the upcoming newsletter.
Activity at the alumni weekend by the FLCL was discussed.  Terry will attend the meeting on March 12, and present a reading kit and bookmark for kids for their members to choose.
It was decided to table the Director Evaluation until next month’s meeting. Karen moved to pay the bills with Lynne adding a second.  Motion carried.

Lynne moved to extend the checkout period for TV Series DVDs to 2 weeks, seconded by Terry.  Motion carried.  Terry moved to allow juveniles to check out 2 items, but only 1 DVD at a time.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Anne reported talking to John Baetz in regard to advertising in the Live Lincoln County publication for $20/month.  The consensus was to have Anne visit with Evelyn Schroeder, president of FLCL about the matter.
Terry reported that the stone mason is looking into a cleaning compound for the outside stone.
Karen moved to adjourn the meeting with Patrisha seconding the motion.  The next meeting will be March 8, 2016.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

January 2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes

JANUARY 12, 2016

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Sunnie McBride, Anne Grace Lynne Metz
LIBRARIANS PRESENT:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy called the meeting to order and introduced FLCL representatives Evelyn Schroeder and Deb Ortiz.  They reported that the Lincoln High Alumni Association is planning an all class reunion June 4 and is focused on encouraging younger alumni to attend.  They plan to have an economic bus tour, concentrating on business opportunities in Lincoln.  They are asking non-profit organizations to sponsor a booth or stand outlining information about the area for the reunion.  FLCL is interested in participating and would like the Board of Trustees to be involved. Their meeting is February 9.
Anne Grace moved to approve the minutes from November 10, 2015 and December 8, 2015.  Patrisha seconded the motion. The motion passed. 
Mary reported having 25-30 youth attending Game Day December 30.  Mary is working on the schedule for Story Time beginning in February, as well as weeding books. 
Nancy reported that the City of Lincoln sent a check of $4000, short $3000 that we were expecting.  There is enough money to get us through the end of January, but we may have to dip into the contingency fund in order to do payroll in February.  The 3D printer has been a success thanks to the four high school boys working with it and the patrons who were interested in seeing it work.  CKLS Executive committee will meet February 17 at our library.  Anne volunteered to furnish drinks and Lynne volunteered to furnish cookies. The Library Director evaluation is due in February. Nancy is still working on the Annual Report to be presented to the City Council.  She presented information on a Memorial Album which would be used to name persons who have been designated with memorials and their donors.
Terry moved to purchase the Memorial Album, including the pages and page protectors as needed, with the money coming from memorial funds.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Lynne moved to approve this month’s bills.  Sunnie seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Lynne moved to approve the 2016 budget.  Sunnie seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Discussion followed about the condition of the floors, the need for buffing both the tile and wood floors.  Lynne mentioned the generous donations of Dennis Cross for $100 and Paul and Lois Kuchera for $500. 

Sunnie moved to adjourn.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned until February 9, 2016. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Accepting New Members

We currently have 7 openings on the Teen Advisory Board. Members of the board help plan teen and children's library events; make suggestions on what books, video games and movies to purchase in the young adult and children's departments and suggest ideas on how to make the library a teen and kid friendly place. Serving on the board gives teens the opportunity to make a difference in their community; the opportunity to become a leader and also provides work experience through volunteering. Serving on the teen advisory board of a public library also looks pretty impressive on work and college resumes.

If you know of a young adult in grade 7 through 12 who likes to read and is willing to share their talents and ideas, tell them to pick up an application at the front desk at the library. Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2016.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

December 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

DECEMBER 8, 2015
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Sunnie McBride, Anne Grace, Lynne Metz
STAFF PRESENT:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy called the meeting to order.  Since no one had a copy of the minutes at the meeting, they will have to be approved at the January meeting. 
Mary reported that Storytime is going well with an average of 15-20 per week.  There will not be story time in January.  LEAP averages 35-40 kids coming the 2nd and 4th Friday.  Seven TAB  teens  came to the movie Friday night and it was a fun evenng..  Game Day is scheduled for Wednesday, December 30 from 2-5pm with several teens helping. Mary has been doing an analysis of which section of books are checked out the most. This information will be useful for ordering and weeding books in the future.  Shelf markers for content are now in the children’s non-fiction section.
Nancy reported that the library was closed Friday, November 27, due to the weather.  The 3D printer will be in the library December 19 for three weeks.  Some of the TAB members will learn to use it, then help out during Christmas break. Holiday closings are December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. She would like to honor the people whose memorials have been donated to our library. 
There was no unfinished business.  Discussion under new business included making up a memorial book and showing the past year’s honorees on the digital display.  Nancy will do some more research on the ideas.  Anne moved to pay the bills and Patrisha seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Terry asked if the new overdue book policy was working.  Nancy reported that she is satisfied with it. 
Anne moved to adjourn the meeting and Lynne seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned and the next meeting will be January 12, 2016 at 5:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

October, 2015, Board Meeting Minutes

OCTOBER 13, 2015

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers, Sunnie McBrde, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Kathy called the meeting to order.  Karen moved to approve the September 8 minutes with Sunnie as second.  Motion carried.
Mary reported that story time is back in session averaging 20 kids per week.  Leap students are coming the 2nd and 4th Fridays.  The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) met with 12 members present.  They won $50 in the Post Rock Festival and earned $11 in the Cupcake Wars.  They requested approval for a double movie night at the library after the football game December 4. A special story time by Nicki “Andersen” and her husband featuring their book, Thumbs Up, will be presented Saturday, October 17th. Thumbs Up teaches kids how to turn a negative into a positive. Nicki will present story time this week at the regular time also.
Nancy reported on the CKLS Bylaws workshop and sent out the changes to each member before the board meeting.  Two major changes involve the number of hours that libraries are required to be open.  Presently, 10% of hours must be on week-ends and after 5pm.  Beginning in 2016 there are no requirements on how many hours the library has to be open and when those open hours are.  The second change is that all bills must be approved by the board before they are paid.  Due dates and board meetings don’t always fall in line to avoid late charges.  In 2016 each May the board must pass a resolution listing what bills will be paid automatically without the board approving them first, AT&T, Kansas Gas, Amazon and the payroll. Technology day at CKLS has good ideas for future projects.  Beginning November 1, we will participate in a DVD swap with five other libraries.  Each library selects 20 DVDs and sends them to the next library.  The following month each library moves 20 more DVDs and at the end of five months our DVDs will return to us.  In 2016 CKLS will be holding training sessions on setting up and maintaining a library website.  CKLS has a 3D Printer for loan and Nancy hopes to get it this fall.  For a small fee, patrons will be able to make small items and the kids will learn from it, too.  CKLS also loans a large high resolution scanner which Nancy hopes to have in January or February.  Nancy plans to use it to scan Board minutes and make it available for patrons to scan historical photos.  CKLS is collecting historical photos from central Kansas for their Recollections of Kansas project.  A Trustee dinner/workshop will be held in Beloit, November 17, and will cover new trustee orientation and evaluation of the library director. Nancy presented information regarding salaries and wages and the 2016 preliminary budget.
Lynne moved to approve the bills with Karen as second.  Motion carried. Lynne moved to purchase the mobile pyramid display for $1236.00 with terry as second.  Motion carried.  This will be funded with the Don Meili memorial money.
Terry moved to accept the new by-laws as presented by Nancy with Lynne as second.  Motion carried.
Discussion followed in regard to the TAB request for a movie night.  The consensus was that one movie, not two, could be set up at the library following the December 4 football game limiting it to TAB board members as a trial run. Sunnie volunteered to help Mary chaperone the event.
Terry moved to go into executive session at 6:28 for 10 minutes to discuss salaries with Lynne as second.  Motion carried.  Executive session was completed at 6:39.
Lynne moved to increase both Nancy and Mary’s wages by $0.25/hr with Karen as second.  Motion carried.  (Mary at $8.25/hr and Nancy at $12.50/hr.
Terry moved to adjourn with Sunnie as second.  The next meeting will be November 10, 2015 at 5:15pm.
Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

November 2015, Board Meeting Minutes

NOVEMBER 10, 2015
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Karen Jeffers, Patrisha Street, Sunnie McBride, Lynne Metz
STAFF PRESENT:  Nancy Jensen

Kathy opened the meeting.  Anne moved to approve the minutes of October 13, 2015, and Karen seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved. 
Nancy gave the children’s report for Mary.  Story time is averaging 15 children per week and last week there were 27.  Mary has been making pictured dividers for the non-fiction section so that the children can more easily identify the subject matter.  A game day is scheduled during Christmas break on Wednesday, December 30th.  The TAB meeting is next week and Mary has advised them of the movie night restrictions by the board.
Nancy’s report included correcting the AT&T bill which will result in a refund.  The city workers closed off two outside electrical outlets and put a lock on the third one, put locks on the air conditioner switches and outside water hydrants, and changed out the smoke detector batteries.  Since it is dark earlier, we aren’t having kids hanging around after hours. Three board members are registered for the trustee meeting in Beloit on November 17.  The DVD Swap sent our first round on November 2 and half of them were checked out by the end of the day. The Mobile Pyramid display is here and included a really nice free metal book cart.  Nancy and Mary attended a Marketing workshop and got ideas for marketing projects.  Mary is going to talk with the TAB about helping with the 3D printer when it is here.  A training session will be scheduled so some of them and we can learn how to run the machine. 
The Library will be closed November 11, Veterans Day and November 26, Thanksgiving.
Lynne moved to approve the bills, with Patrisha seconding the motion.  The motion carried.
Anne moved to adjourn the meeting, with Sunnie seconding the motion.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 8 at 5:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Memorial for Don Lewick

We would like to thank the following people for their generous donations to the Lincoln Carnegie Library in Memory of Don Lewick:

Betty Crawford

Monday, October 19, 2015

September 2015, Board Meeting Minutes

Members Present:  Karen Jeffers, Anne Grace, Sunnie McBride, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
In the absence of president, Kathy Moss, Karen opened the meeting.  Anne moved to approve the minutes of August 11, 2015.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The minutes are approved as written.
Nancy reported going to a CKLS meeting on policies and bylaws.  CKLS wants each board to add new bylaws to our policy handbook.  She will present them at the October meeting.  She contacted CKLS to see if this year’s competitive grant would work for a book display and they said no.  She presented two options for a mobile pyramid display. The Post Rock Community Foundation workshop will be September 17 at 6:30pm.  We are invited to attend.  The Fall Newsletter was e-mailed to 623 patrons.  World Pest Control did our annual treatment.
Mary reported that she is working on the fall/winter story time schedule using a school theme, focusing on letters, numbers, pre-writing skills, etc.  Sharon Markley will be holding her Parents As Teachers playgroups once a month during story time.  Mr. Koch and Mr. Cavalli agreed to the LEAP kids coming to the library the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.  They are providing $300-$400 to purchase crafts. The Teen Board entered “cupcake wars” at the Post Rock Festival with 14 teens participating. She is working on the children’s non-fiction section.
Terry reported that Mr. Naegele will finish fixing the stonework soon and is preparing an estimate on cleaning the old limestone. The Mobile Pyramid Display information was made available.  Some members wondered if this could be a project for the wood-working students at the high school, or if Crestwood Cabinets would be interested in making it.  Terry will contact Crestwood.   Lynne moved to pay the current bills.  Anne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Patrisha moved to adjourn with Anne seconding the motion.  The next meeting will be October 13, 2015.

Respectfully submitted by Lynne Metz, secretary