September 12, 2011
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President Sharon Farris. In attendance were Trustees Mary Taylor, Roxanne Michels, Ryan Fehrmann, Aaron Rhoads, Mary Ann Tucker and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Amy McGilvrey, Greg McHenry and Susan Punzelt.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Fehrmann, second Tucker to approve minutes as read. Motion carried.
Finance Report: MOTION: Michels, second Tucker to approve report. Motion carried.
Book Committee: MOTION: Tucker, second Fehrmann to approve three titles of nonfiction purchased through the Lucy Bishop Fund. Motion carried.
House Committee: Pennington reported that the elevator passed inspection. The exterior double front doors were ordered and will be installed this fall.
*MOTION: Taylor, second Rhoads to have the outside of all windows washed by TBM. Motion carried.
Librarian’s Report (Statistics): MOTION: Tucker, second Michels, to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Friends of the Library: The annual library book sale will be this Saturday September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a “Friends of the Library” members only sale on Friday.
*The Illinois State Library sent an update on the Business and Libraries Working Together. See attached.
*35 individuals have signed up for Universal Class.
*Pennington completed a survey which is the last requirement for the Gates grant.
*MOTION: Fehrmann, second Rhoads to approve a new policy written by Pennington for the library to be used as a donation drop-off location. See attached.
*The annual automation fee for participation In LINC was $5,053.00.
*Illinois Heartland Library System deliveries to the library will be combined with deliveries to Paris High School; deliveries will be four days a week instead of just on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
*The “Creepy Critters” program is scheduled for 4 p.m. on October 26 at the YMCA.
*All the carpet downstairs and high traffic areas upstairs will be cleaned in late October.
*Our library will be participating with Vigo County IN library for The Big Read in March of 2012.
Next meeting is Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.. Note change in day of the week.
Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
Mary Taylor, Secretary