LICOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OCTOBER 11, 2016
MEMBERS PRESENT: Karen Jeffers, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Sreet, Sunny McBride, Sharon Luck, Lynne Metz
STAFF PRESENT: Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
In the absence of Kathy, Karen called the meeting to order. Trisha moved to accept the September 13 minutes. Terry added a second and the motion carried.
Mary reported on the children’s department that story time is averaging about 12 children per week. 25 different children have attended. LEAP students are coming two Fridays per month. 30 students and 5 helpers came the first week. On October 14, Nicole and Tevin Hansen will present their new book “Rhomby the Skater Zombie” and activities during LEAP. The holiday books for Easter, Halloween and Thanksgiving have been cleaned and relabeled. There is a separate shelving location for graphic novels to enable students to find them easier and for us to determine how many are being checked out. Mary is working on shelving locations for the non-fiction books as well. She attended a meeting on improving story time. We have checked out some of their musical items.
Nancy reported that the new pencil sharpener is working well. She brought information on outdoor trash containers. The FLCL have agreed to put $600 toward this project. She brought chair leg pads to be used on the straight chairs. CKLS is holding Trustee Dinner and Training sessions in November at three different locations (Nov 15-Mankato, Nov 16-Downs, Nov 17-Ellsworth). Registration deadline is November 7th. This year’s topics include New Kansas Public Library Trustee Manual, CKLS System services including next year’s grant requirements, and Trustee liabilities. There has been water leaking into the basement and we are looking into extending the down spout on the northwest corner. Nancy will be giving a presentation on the Library at the United Methodist Women’s October meeting. She has applied for a CKLS Materials Grant for Activity Kits. These kits were popular during the Summer Library Program including: Crocheting, Knitting, Kansas Travel, Yoga, Cake Decorating, Classic Card Games, Zumba, Origami, Trivia and Brain Games. She is weeding the fiction section and plans to move the Christian books next to the A-B Fiction Section.
Terry reported that the handrail project for the front of the library will be started after the Christmas break.
Nancy distributed copies of the recent CKLS Evaluation of our library. Each board member will read it before the next meeting and present ideas about it.
After much discussion about the size and cost of the outside trash containers, we decided more information is needed. The basement floors need to be stripped and waxed again. Terry will look into finding a solution.
Lynne moved to approve the bills with Sharon seconding the motion. Motion carried.
Discussion followed about safety of staff at night. Some ideas were to lock the basement door at dark, some kind of lifeline that would go to sheriff’s department and Mace spray.
Lynne Metz, secretary