LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAY 12, 2015
Members Present: Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers, Lynne Metz, Sunnie McBride
Librarians Present: Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy opened the meeting. Anne moved to accept the April 14 minutes. Karen seconded the motion. The motion carried. We welcome Sunnie McBride as our new board member.
Mary reported that the Summer Library Program is ready to go: the schedule and flyers are complete, letters requesting donations from businesses are ready to be delivered, and a kick off power-point will be given preceding the magician act at the grade school. Cecilia Tagtmeyer, high school librarian, helped with signing up teens, 8-12 grades, for the Teen Advisory Board. Twelve students met and enthusiastically signed up to help with the summer program schedule. The last program of Our Hometown Heroes will be June 30th at the park, including the fire and police departments. Sunnie suggested that the kids make a “poster/shield” with personal thanks to be given to each department.
Nancy reported that our monthly internet bill will increase from $45 to $52 per month. Because the CKLS check and the City Fund check were received in March, Nancy had to borrow money from the contingency fund to pay the bills. This money has been replaced following receipt of the checks. Currently new patrons are placed on probation for 6 months (only check out 3 items, 1 of which can be a DVD or video game). Does board think this is too long a period? The Summer Library program for adults is Escape the Ordinary. To encourage patrons to be more adventurous in their reading, she is starting a “Blind Date with a Book”. The books will be wrapped in paper with a short description on the cover. The teen program is Unmask and will have guessing jars, puzzles/quizzes, teen coloring pages, drawings for Finch theater tickets and a game day. It has been suggested to change the board meeting time.
Nancy printed and distributed new pages for the policy handbook. The board member/employee address sheet will be updated to include Sunnie’s information. CKLS will be providing another free computer this summer. She has chosen a laptop that can be hooked to the projector which will project onto the big screen.
Unfinished Business: Terry reported that Mr. Naegele projects the work on the limestone repair on the north side of the building to begin the third or fourth week of May. She has been in contact with FLCL president Evelyn Schroeder about payment of their $2900 donation. The landscaping has been completed thanks to Terry and Mindy Lewick who donated her time and talent in choosing plants and helped Terry with the planting. Terry has submitted a bill to FLCL for replacement plants, mulch and plant food. Anne volunteered to get a $20 gift certificate to Lincoln Building Supply to go with a thank you to Mindy.
New Business: Patrisha moved to approve the bills. Anne seconded the motion. Motion carried. Anne moved to unanimously elect Kathy- president, Karen-vice president, Lynne-secretary, and Patrisha-treasurer. Lynne seconded the motion. Motion carried. Lynne moved to change the board meeting time from 5pm to 5:15pm. Terry seconded the motion. Motion carried. Discussion followed about the 6 month waiting period for new patrons. Nancy will provide information at the next meeting as to how many items we are losing because of people moving in and out of Lincoln. Discussion followed about allowing the teen board to meet after normal library hours. The consensus was to see what would work best for Mary and the students. Mary asked Terry to distribute summer program flyers during the month of June.
The next meeting will be June 9, 2015 at 5:15.
Karen moved to adjourn. Terry seconded the motion. The meeting is adjourned.
Lynne Metz, secretary