Wednesday, June 10, 2015

April 14, 2015 Library Board Meeting Minutes

APRIL 14, 2015
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Lynne Metz
LIBRARIANS:  Nancy Jensen

Kathy opened the meeting.  Terry moved that the March 10, 2015 minutes be approved.  Jerry seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Children’s Librarian Mary’s report included plans for the summer reading program, story time and the teen advisory board.  We received a $250 programming grant from CKLS and Mary has arranged for magician Korso the Curious to perform on the last day of school at the grade school.  FLCL will also help with any extra expense. The Summer Reading Program’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”, geared for students age 7 to 10 and will be held on Tuesdays during June. Programs already scheduled are: Pastors Kaye and Jeff Metzler with a Western Hero theme, CARES from Concordia with a therapy dog, and Smoky Hill PBS. Other ideas include EMS/firefighters. We are considering some game days in the schedule since the last one was so successful.  Story Time is a success with over 30 kids for Easter week and 29 for this past week. She has contacted two teachers and the librarian at the high school asking for name suggestions to serve on the Teen Advisory Board.  The letter and application form are attached to the minutes.
Director Nancy reported that the printer for the microfilm reader, purchased by FLCL, is installed.  Some people have been using the outside electrical outlets to charge their devices. Discussion followed and all agreed that there was not much to do about it. Game day hosted about 40 students, a real success.  It was suggested to offer water instead of soda to go with the popcorn. She would like to use some of the 100th anniversary book bags for prizes for the summer program. Everyone agreed with this idea.
We need a policy for video game check out.  The FLCL will no longer take care of the landscaping, but would pay for any replanting. The children’s library memorial in honor of Evelyn Bolte is nearly $1300.
Unfinished Business:  Terry talked to Keith Naegele in regard to the limestone repair.  The mason has had some health problems and will take care of it as soon as he able. Terry reported on the resolution pertaining to including patrons as possible board members who live outside the city limits of Lincoln.  She talked to the city attorney who told her that it is a state requirement that board members reside within the city and it would take an ordinance to override that. This matter will be taken up at a later date.
New Business:  Lynne moved to pay the current bills with Patrisha seconding the motion.  Motion carried.  Lynne moved to set the Video Game Check Out Policy to allow one game to be checked out for one week. Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Terry, Lynne and Patrisha volunteered to look into the landscaping with Terry calling Kathy Lupfer-Nielsen for help. The following names were put up for the new library board position due to the culmination of Jerry’s term: Ann Cardwell, Sunny McBride, Carlene Friesen, Donna Walker.  Lynne will call these women.  All agreed that if one candidate agreed, she would be submitted to the City Council for approval.  Lynne thanked Jerry for his many years of service on the board of trustees, through the building phase up to now.
The next meeting will be May 12, 2015.  Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                                                    

Lynne Metz, secretary