Tuesday, November 21, 2017

October 10, 2017 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board Meeting
October 10, 2017

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Patricia Street, Karen Jeffers, Sunnie McBride, and Charlene Batchman
Librarians present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

The October meeting was called to order at 5:15 by President Kathy Moss.  Karen Jeffers made the motion to approve the September 12, 2017 minutes with Charlene providing the second.  Motion carried.
Nancy gave a reminder that Kathy Moss, Charlene Batchman, and Sharon Luck will be attending the Trustee Training on October 14, 2017 in Glen Elder. 
Nancy thanked Sharon Luck and Sunnie McBride for their painting in the basement.
Mary Andersen gave her report on things in the children’s department.  She reminded the board of the BRAINY BABIES program that will be held in Sylvan and Lincoln.  She also will be hosted another game day on Friday, November 10th from 2:30 to 5:30.  Sunnie McBride volunteered her daughter Paige and herself to help.
Nancy reported to the Board that she will be retiring in April.  There was some discussion that Mary Andersen would take over Nancy’s position and maintain the Children’s library.  Nancy suggested that now is the time to decide what direction the library would like to go from here.  There was a suggestion that the Board recruit volunteers to assist in details like shelving books, etc.  Karen Jeffers volunteered to help with coordinating volunteers.  Nancy will come up with a list of what activities the volunteers could assist with in order to be a help.
There was no new reports on the hand railing.
Karen Jeffers moved to accept the bills.  Charlene seconded it.
The next meeting will be November 14th at 5:15 at the library.

Patricia Street moved to adjourn and Sunnie seconded it.

September 12, 2017 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees Meeting
September 12, 2017

Members present:  Karen Jeffers, Sunnie McBride, Charlene Batchman, Kathy Moss, Sharon Luck, Patrisha Street
Librarians present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Anderson
The September meeting was called to order at 5:15 by President Kathy Moss.  Sunnie McBride made the motion to approve the August 8, 2017 minutes with Charlene providing the second.
Mary Anderson reported she has sent thank you notes and placed a thank you in the newspaper for all of those who helped with the summer reading program.  KAY Club, from LHS, raised money for the Literacy for a Lifetime Book Drive and gave the library 62 new children’s books.  Krista Biggs from Parents as Teachers will be doing some of her programs at the library this year.  Krista will also coordinate with Nora Rhoades from the Post Rock Extension District to do a “Brainy Babies” program in November. The Teens group had activities at the Post Rock Festival, helped with the Back to School Bash, and elected new officers.  Mary is contemplating activities she can do with the grade school children since the school no longer has the LEAP program.  That 5 year grant has ended.
Nancy has signed up Charlene and Sharon for the Trustee training on October, 14, 2017.  Nancy will also add Kathy Moss to that list.  Nancy presented an idea to increase the number of DVDs that individuals could check out.  Currently, patrons can check out 3 DVDs and she would like for that number to be changed to 5.  Sharon made the motion, seconded by Sunnie to approve increasing the number of DVDs to be checked out to 5.  Approximately 30 people attended the eclipse party.  Charlene had baked cookies for the event.  Nancy would like to start cleaning out the storage room and furnace room.  Sharon and Sunnie volunteered to assist with touch up painting that needs to be done.
Sharon has been working with Mr. Lange from the high school to replace the railings on the front steps.  Mr. Lange believes his group of students can replace them for $200.00 - $300.00.  They will need to remove one railing at a time in order to have a pattern and measurements.  Nancy has found some special galvanizing compound that will need to be sprayed on the base plates prior to being installed on the steps.  After the railings are in place, Nancy will coat the base plates and part of the posts with the galvanizing spray again.  Hopefully, this will preserve the railings from all of the salt that is applied to the steps throughout the winter.  Charlene Batchman made the motion to approve the railing project, seconded by Karen Jeffers.
Karen Jeffers made the motion to approve the bills, seconded by Charlene.
Next meeting will be October 10, 2017  at 5:15
Meeting adjourned by Charlene, seconded by Patrisha Street.

Submitted by,

Sharon Luck, Secretary