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.