Lincoln Carnegie Board of Trustees
June 11, 2013
Members Present: Anne Grace, Kathy Moss, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Karen Jeffers, Lynne Metz
Librarians: Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
The meeting was called to order by president, Anne Grace. Terry moved to approve the May 16 minutes. Karen seconded the motion. The minutes are approved as read.
Mary reported that 60 children have signed up for the Summer Library Program-Dig Into Reading which will last through July. Monday Story time has fluctuated from 5-15 children. The Rolling Hills Zoo Program was attended by 45 children and 15 children enjoyed last Friday’s afternoon movie. We have received $395 in donations from local businesses: Meyer Tire and Lube, Lincoln Farm supply, Crangle Law Offices, Chartered, Farmway Credit Union, Insurance Works, Walker Products Company, Inc., Susan Marshall, Dr. G. Derrill Gwinner, Metz and O’Hare, Chtd., Lincoln County Pharmacy, Sixteen 60 Publishing Co. Lynne will send thank you notes and the board members are encouraged to express their thanks, also. About 40 children from the LEAP program at LES will be coming to the library on Fridays from noon to 1pm to check out books, do crafts and get acquainted with the library. The school library will not be open during the summer school period. Program information is posted on the library blog at http://lincolncl.blogspot.com. CKLS came and weeded out the children’s books. The re-labeling project is tabled until after the summer library program is over
Nancy reported that the west door is still having problems, swelling in the humidity, was unable to be opened for two days. The door windows also leaked during the rain. Dennis Cross did fix the door from blowing open when it is really windy out. The door needs to be replaced. The adult fiction books have been weeded to 3400 books. The goal is to limit the number to 3,000. The state aid check for $517 arrived and 2014’s state aid estimate is $475. The Summer Reading Program for Adults: every time an adult checks out books he/she fills out an entry form for a drawing for a gift basket. Drawings are held every week. Twelve teens are participating in the Teen Summer Library Program. There are guessing jars and ‘make and take” crafts for them. Weis Fire & Safety inspected approved the fire extinguishers. A monthly adult movie will be shown once a month on Wednesday at 2:30. The first one will be “The Impossible” on June 19. On August 7, Kathy Ripple, CKLS, will come to do a program on Genealogy sites on the internet.
The library’s part of the City-Wide garage sale cleared $103 ($21 books, $90 equipment) and was manned by Anne, Terry and Evelyn Schroeder, FLCL president.
The City of Lincoln workers made a concrete pad, moved the bike rack and the book return bin to make an easy access curb-side book return.
The CKLS Trustee training meeting was held in Lincoln June 10. Members in attendance from Lincoln were Anne, Kathy, Patrisha, Karen, Terry and Lynne. A total of 22 attended with Minneapolis, Wilson and Luray being represented. Chris Ripple and Gail Santy presented detailed information about the responsibilities of being a part of the CKLS and state library system. This included a set of by-laws written by Chris that will cover all the legal and library regulations to follow. The different CKLS grants were explained. It is the board’s responsibility to set policies for the library, not micro-manage the librarian. We are encouraged to build a better relationship with our city council by keeping them informed of our activities and patron use. It was an in-depth presentation and a good learning tool.
Kathy moved to approve the bills. Karen seconded the motion. Motion carried.
The Policy Handbook, Part II Trustee Policies were reviewed. Terry moved to add the State of Kansas guideline website to the Records Retention Policy. Kathy seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Nancy mentioned that the early copies of the board minutes are becoming frail. A future project could be recopying these minutes in some form to preserve our history.
Anne reported that the FLCL are still interested in helping with the purchase of a microfilm reader to replace our aging/no replaceable parts machine. Anne will follow up with the FLCL about writing grants and Nancy will obtain pricing from Salina Blueprint. FLCL is planning a photography contest of Lincoln County with entries being displayed at the library.
Book bags with the library logo were considered as a possible fund raiser. Terry will ask for free samples first. It is suggested that we attend the July 8th city council meeting to thank them for their cooperation in moving the book drop.
Kathy moved to adjourn the meeting. Karen seconded the motion. Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be July 9, 2013.
Lynne Metz, secretary