Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Authors Tevin and Nicki Hansen Entertain LEAP students

Authors Tevin and Nicki Hansen, Lincoln, Nebraska, entertained the Lincoln Grade School LEAP students on Friday, October 14th at the library. Tevin presented his latest book "Rhomby the Skater Zombie." The students sang songs, made skateboard ramps and did other activities related to the book. The Hansen's have written several books which can be found on their website or at

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Meet "Rhomby the Skater Zombie"

Author Tevin Hansen will be at the library on Friday, October 14th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. He will present a reading from "Rhomby the Skater Zombie" at 4:00 and do some fun activities with the kids! Hansen is the author of several children's books including the popular "Evil Mouse Chronicles" and "Mr. Boggarty" series and is the editor of "Stinkwaves" a literary magazine for teens.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Closed Monday

The Library will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

Don't forget to attend the Fall Festival on Saturday and support the Library Teen Advisory Board!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

July 12, 2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Tracy Broberg, Patrisha Street, Sunnie McBride,
Sharon Luck, Lynne Metz
Staff Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Kathy opened the meeting and Karen moved to accept the June minutes with Sharon adding a second.  The minutes are approved as written.
Mary reported on the children’s library activities.  114 children signed up for the summer reading program. The Teen Advisory Board will be leading July Story times. Story Time will resume the second week of September following an August break. The Program at the Park was led by 20 teens and a big success with the children.
Nancy reported that 37 teens and 35 adults participated in the Summer Library Program and there was good participation in the “activities.”  The phone service was transferred from AT&T to NexTech on June 29.  This has interrupted our ability to fax so she is looking into another avenue.  The extra FLCL Book Page Magazines were distributed to the Lincoln medical offices. Inside is a sticker saying “if you find a book you want to read, contact the Library.” Nancy would like to try having adult programs/classes again probably in the evening.  She would adjust her daytime hours so she wouldn’t be working extra hours.  It is time to wax and buff the lower floor again.  We have $300 from CKLS for Special Projects and hopefully FLCL could pay the rest. Nancy asked the board how many of the monthly reports are being used by the board and whether quarterly reports would suffice in certain areas.  The consensus was to keep the income and expenses sheet and bills information available each month and the other itemization of library use printed quarterly.
Discussion followed concerning patrons who have overdue items at other libraries and may request a new library card from us.  The subject was tabled to the next meeting. Terry will attend the next FLCL meeting and present a request for 2 heavy duty outdoor trash containers and a heavy duty pencil sharpener.  Lynne moved to approve the bills with Sunnie adding a second to the motion.  Motion carried.
Sharon moved to adjourn the meeting with Lynne adding a second to the motion.  The next meeting will be on August 9, 2016.
Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

May 10, 2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Patrisha Street, Sunnie McBride, Lynne Metz, Sharon Luck
LIBRARY STAFF:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Kathy opened the meeting, introducing Sharon Luck as our new board member.  Karen moved to approve the April 12 minutes.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The minutes are approved.
Mary reported that Story Time will close this week with Jeff and Kaye Metzler giving the program.  It will resume in July.  She prepared fliers for the elementary students to take home following the Dan the Man Magician program the last day of school.  The blog has all the summer information on it for children and adults.  The information is also on Live Lincoln website.  The Teen board met and 13 students volunteered to help with the summer programs.  They would like to have an outdoor movie at the library June 10 or 11, starting at sunset and be open to any teen.  The Friends group is taking care of the alumni week-end activities.  She plans for the LEAP students to do some community service when they come to the library.
Nancy reported that she will be attending CKLS’s spring workshop this week.  She has the new updates ready for the Trustee Notebooks.  World Pest Control came May 3 for our annual treatment.  CKLS delivered the new laptop.  She put locks on the outside water hydrants since someone had turned the water on and left it running.  Mindy and Terry each have a key.  The Memorial album is complete and is by the south window.  The toilet has been plugged up again.  It was advertised that there would be tours of the library on the Alumni weekend.  FLCL doesn’t know anything about this and will only be passing out bookmarks and information that Mary has provided.  The Teen and Adult summer Library Program will start on May 23 and end on July 16.  The teen theme is Get in the Game and the adult theme is Exercise Your Mind. Nancy did some further research into the internet and phone contract.  The best way to go seems to be to keep the internet with AT&T and switch to Nex-Tech on the phone.  CKLS mandates that we must have an annual resolution to pay certain bills every month without prior board approval. Most of these bills are payed with automatic withdrawals from the bank account and are due before our monthly meeting.
Lynne moved to continue our internet contract with AT&T and change to Nex-Tech for the phone service.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Lynne moved to approve the bills for this month.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Election of officers was discussed and the present officers agreed to serve another year.  The following officers are:  Kathy Moss, President, Karen Jeffers, Vice President, Lynne Metz, Secretary, and Patrisha Street, Treasurer. Lynne moved to elect the slate of officers as presented.  Karen seconded the motion.  The officers for the 2016-2017 term are selected.
Discussion was held concerning the Teens movie night.  Sunnie offered to help Mary again and the consensus was to hold the movie outside at the library, notifying the neighbors in advance.
The library will be open as usual on the Alumni week-end, and all are welcome to come see the library on a self-guided tour. 
Sunnie moved to pay the following bills by their due date when that date falls before the monthly regular board meeting:  Kansas Gas Service, AT&T, Nex-Tech, amazon, Janet Suelter, Federal and State Governments for payroll taxes, KPERs, Employee payroll, emergency expenses.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The motion passed.
Sunnie moved to adjourn the meeting.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The next meeting will be on June 14, 2016.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

June 14, 2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Members Present:  Karen Jeffers, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Sharon Luck, Sunnie McBride, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Karen opened the meeting in the absence of Kathy Moss.  Sharon moved to accept the May 10 minutes.  Lynne seconded the motion.  The minutes are accepted.
Mary gave her report on the Children’s Library activities. There are 74+ children signed up for the summer reading program.  27 children came to the Thursday morning special program.  Rolling Hills rescheduled for Tuesday, June 21st, due to a change of schedule.  LEAP came with 19 LES students and were allowed to choose the activity they wanted for the hour.  14 TAB members and 2 guests came to the outdoor movie.  Sunnie was popcorn maker/chaperone once again.  Four seniors are going off the board and four teens have signed up for the coming year.  They will be sponsoring the Family Fun Day at the park on June 30.
Nancy reported the following:  Workers Comp Insurance has increased from $279 to $800.  The company now has a $500 base fee plus the normal fee. He is looking to see if he can find a better plan for next year.  FLCL has purchased a subscription to Book Page, which includes 50 copies/month for patrons.  Seven people came into the library during the Alumni Weekend and were given out bags with Library information.  Advantage Company has the Lincoln newspaper microfilmed up to the end of 2015.  The cost will be $350 and she asked for a copy.  FLCL paid for the last roll of microfilm in September, 2011, and hopefully when they meet in September they will reimburse us the cost.  The Fire Extinguisher Inspection didn’t find any problems.  He did move one of the four into the new part of the building.  The City Auditor examined our books.  The Spring newsletter went out to 611 patrons on May 18.  CKLS is offering to come and do a library evaluation and provide suggestions on how to improve the library.  Nancy handed out the updated version of board members information. I would like to ask FLCL for outdoor trash cans and an electric pencil sharpener.  Terry volunteered to go to the Friends meeting in September and request the above.  The Teen Summer Program is going well with scavenger hunts being popular with the jr high boys.
There was no old business or new business.  Sunnie moved to pay the bills with Sharon adding the second.  The bills will be paid.  The next meeting will be July 12, 2016.
Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, secretary

April 12, 2016 Library Board Meeting Minutes

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Karen Jeffers, Lynne Metz
LIBRARY STAFF:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy opened the meeting.  Terry moved to accept the March minutes with Trisha seconding the motion.  Motion carried. 
Mary reported on the Children’s Department.  Prizes and crafts have been ordered for the SLP and CKLS printed flyers to send home with grade school students, flyers to put in businesses, registration forms and letters requesting donations for the SLP.  Dan, Dan the Magic Man will be performing at LES on May 19 at 1:00pm and Rolling Hills Zoo will present the program at the library on June 9 at 10:15.  LEAP has $650 budgeted for the library for crafts and supplies.  LEAP students will come to the library on Friday mornings June 10-July 1st.  Jill Cagle has volunteered to help with crafts.  The Teens meet April 22 and hopefully they will help with the alumni weekend and the SLP. 
Nancy reported that she put up table tents at the local eating businesses for National Library
Week.  She has finished weeding the nonfiction section.  Mr. Koch approved using some of the LEAP money for toilet paper and paper towels. The CKLS technician fixed our laptop.  Mindy and Terry have cleaned up the landscaping, adding new soaker hoses and mulch.  The mulch was donated and applied by Lincoln Building Supply (Vicki Meier, Rita and Greg Serrien). The insurance inspector was here and will make a report to the city.  Sharon Luck has agreed to be our new board member, replacing Anne Grace who has been a productive board member. CKLS is looking for nominations to their executive committee. The NOOKs are not being used and Nancy would like to use them as prizes for the adult summer library program. Our phone and internet contract with AT&T ends June 30. 
Nancy and Mary have written a policy regarding unattended children at the library.
 The responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the Library rests with the parent/caregiver and not with Library Staff.  Library Staff cannot be responsible for children who are unattended or demonstrating inappropriate behavior.  Children who exhibit inappropriate behavior may be asked to the leave the Library.  If the child is unable to leave the Library without an adult, he/she should not be in the Library without an adult. The following guidelines will be followed:
 Children under the age of 7 must have a parent/caregiver in the Library with them.  Caregivers must be at least 14 years old.  If a child under the age of 7 is found in the Library without a parent/caregiver, the parent/caregiver will be called to come pick up the child. If the parent/caregiver cannot be reached, the Lincoln County Sherriff’s department will be called to assist the child.  Children 7 years old and older may use the library unattended by a parent/caregiver.  However, the parent/caregiver is still responsible for the behavior and the well-being of the child.  The child is expected to follow the Library’s Patron code of Conduct and may be asked to leave the Library if he/she exhibits inappropriate behavior.  The Library assumes no responsibility for the whereabouts of an unattended child who has been asked to leave the Library.
The Patron Code of Conduct is intended to encourage behavior that supports the library’s mission of providing a safe, clean, organized and appropriate environment.  Behavior becomes unacceptable when it interferes with this mission, compromises the rights of others, causes damage to the building or equipment or causes injury to oneself or others.  Under most circumstances, those willing to modify unacceptable behavior will be welcome to stay.  However, those unwilling to comply or those committing egregious acts will be asked to leave the library.  If necessary, the authorities will be called.  Parents/caregivers are responsible for the conduct and safety of children under their care.
Examples of unacceptable library behavior include, but are not limited to:
1.      Abandoning or leaving young children unattended.  All children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a caregiver at least 14 years old.
2.      Abuse, vandalism or inappropriate use of books, movies, tables, chairs, computers, or other electronic equipment or property.
3.      Excessive noise/ noise that disturbs others.
4.      Disruptive use of cell phones, radios, TVs or other electronic products.
5.      All food and drink is prohibited within the building, except what the library makes available during programs.
6.      Blocking and/or congregating near library entrances.
7.      Inappropriate public displays of affection.
8.      Illegal activity of any kind
9.      Using library telephone without specific permission by a member of the library staff.
10.  Loitering, sleeping or roving through the building with no apparent intention of using library materials or resources, or following staff members or other library patrons around the building or otherwise engaging in harassing behavior.
11.  Inappropriate, unruly, offensive or aggressive behavior and language of any type.
12.  Possessing, consuming or being under the influence of alcohol or  illegal drugs.
13.  Selling, soliciting, campaigning or petitioning
14.  Smoking or tobacco use of any kind, including the use of electronic smoking devices.
15.  Verbal abuse, physical abuse or sexual harassment of library users or staff. Engaging in any behavior that infringes on the rights of other patrons to use the library and its facilities peacefully and with enjoyment
Terry moved to pay the bills.  Anne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  There were no nominations for the CKLS Executive committee.  Karen moved to remove NOOKS from collection and use them as prizes for the Adult Summer Library Program.  Lynne seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Discussion followed in regard to the AT&T contract and Nex-Tech prices.  Nancy will look further into the pricing.  Lynne moved to accept the Unattended Child and Patron Code of Conduct policies.  Trish seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
Lynne moved to adjourn the meeting with Trisha as second.  The next meeting will be May 10, 2016.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 Summer Library Program Supporters!

A special thanks to the following businesses and individuals
for supporting the 2016 Summer Library Program

Lincoln Farm Supply
Dr. G. Kyle Gwinner
Jim Gabelmann
Farmway Credit Union
S & S Autobody
Walker Products
Farm Bureau
Insurance Works
Meyer Tire & Lube
John and Bree Baetz
Citizens State Bank
Land Home Title
Lincoln Building Supply
Patterson Health Mart
Wagoner Insurance Agency
Susan Marshall
Viv's Retail Liquor
Perry Fulson Construction
Lebien Seeding and Fencing Company


Summer Library Program Winners

Congratulations to the following children, teens and adults for

winning the Summer Library Program drawings!!

Children's Program Prize Drawing 
$20 Cash - Wyatt Perez
$15 Chamber Bucks - Jonathan Bell
$10 I-Tunes Card - Addie Wallace

Return of Reading Logs Drawing
Ethan Wolting
Ian Ryan
Dane Bates
Elijah Suelter

Teen Grand Prize Winners
Finch Theater Gift Certificates - Aubry Donley
$10 Dollar General Gift Card - Sarah Flaherty
$20 - Cursstyn Jorgensen

Adult Grand Prize Winners:
Jeannie Jorgensen
Staci Meyer
Kira Walters
Anita Wirth

Thanks to everyone for participating in the 2016 Summer Library Program.
It was a great year - 139 children, 37 teens and 35 adults signed up!

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 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

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!

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