LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MARCH 14, 2017
Members Present: Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Patrisha Street, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present: Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy opened the meeting. Karen moved to approve the January 10 minutes, Lynne seconded the motion. The motion carried. There were no minutes in February because there was no meeting. Kathy reported that Terry Broberg has resigned from the library board effective immediately.
Mary reported that Storytime is averaging 15 children per week. LEAP students will come on Fridays through the summer. The donation letters and Summer Library Program schedule are nearly ready to be delivered the first of May. She would like to use some of the Evelyn Bolte memorial fund to purchase story time toys, games, activity area rug, cushions, beaded wall mirror, and felt board supplies. She has made several book bundles: 5 books on the same topic including storybook, non-fiction and early readers. This may help parents and kids to check out faster if they don’t have time to browse.
Nancy reported that the water heater is still not working, but Street Plumbing assures that this time it will be fixed. 19 patrons participated in our Blind Date with a Book program in February. She would like to close the State Aid Fund Checking Account at the Bank of Tescott. Our State Aid for 2017 is $374. As long as we account for the money separately, we can put the funds in our City Fund Account. Key Office Products will no longer service our copier which we purchased in 2008. Workers Comp insurance is still up in the air. Art Wagoner is still working on it for us. The activity kits are complete and some have been checked out. Bike Across Kansas will be in Lincoln overnight on June 13. If we stay open later, they would be able to use our computers and Wifi. Our CKLS System Grant first distribution was received. The amount we are eligible to receive this year was docked by $133 (originally it was $429). CKLS revised the figure since we didn’t use all of our $700 on continuing education workshops and meetings. If we don’t spend it, they don’t distribute as much money the next year.
Unfinished Business: We agreed to table the remainder of the library evaluation until next month. In order to block off the old stairs Nancy would like to purchase some kind of sign holder. Pedestal holders or easels were discussed but most thought they might be a hazard at the top of the steps. A chain with a sign attached was suggested as a possibility.
New Business: Patrisha moved to pay the February and March bills, seconded by Lynne. The motion passed. The Director Evaluation was presented by Kathy and will be sent into CKLS. We will be needing two new board members, replacing Lynne’s term at the end of April and Terry’s resignation. Lynne moved to approve using some of the Evelyn Bolte memorial for children’s supplies, seconded by Karen. Motion carried. Karen moved to close the State Aid Account at the Bank of Tescott, seconded by Patrisha. Karen moved to allow the purchase and installation of the automatic door opener for $2300, seconded by Lynne. FLCL has agreed to cover the price. Replacement of windows is on hold until more information is received.
The next meeting will be April 11, 2017 at 5:15pm.
Lynne Metz, secretary