The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:00 p.m. by Vice President Greg McHenry. In attendance were Trustees Mary Ann Tucker, Amy McGilvrey, Mary Taylor, Roxanne Michels, Susan Punzelt and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Trustee Jerry Cockcroft. President Sharon Farris arrived at 5:15 p.m. to continue leading the meeting. Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: McGilvrey, second Punzelt to approve minutes as read. Motion carried.
Finance Report: MOTION: Michels, second Punzelt to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Book Committee: No report.
*On Wednesday December 9 the roof was damaged by high winds. Bill Gosnell from Art Reese inspected it and reported that the west end folded over on itself, and he temporarily repaired it
*The men’s bathroom has experienced more vandalism this past month.
Librarian’s Report (Statistics): MOTION: Tucker, second Punzelt to approve report as read. Motion carried.
Friends of the Library: McGilvrey reported that the recent “Christmas at the Library” was a success. 27 children, plus parents, attended. $425 was raised.
Old Business:*MOTION: McHenry, second Michels to approve the Paris Carnegie Public Library Bylaws revision presented at last month’s meeting. Motion carried.*Gates Grant update: a total of $1500.00 has been raised.*Food for Fines: a total of $217 in fines has been waived.
*Pennington has dropped the AskAway virtual reference service for lack of use vs. cost.*The new Freedom of Information Act goes into effect in January 2010.*MOTION: McHenry, second McGilvrey to accept the revised Collection (Materials Selection) Policy (see attached policy). Motion carried.
*MOTION: Tucker, second Taylor to approve the library using money from the Christie Spung bequest to pay Ross Carroll of IllianaTechnologies to update the library’s website. Cost will be $750.*The library will close early on Saturday, December 26.
*Upcoming events include a classical guitar performance by Sam Foster on January 5 at 6 p.m., a book signing by Mike Lunsford of his new book Sidelines on January 14 at 6:30 p.m., and a book discussion of My Antonia for The Big Read in March.
*On January 12 at 5:45 p.m. Lauren Stolz from Friends of the Library will discuss starting a book club.
*The library is on Facebook and was featured as Lincoln Trail’s Library of the Week on December 9. Next meeting will be Monday, January 11 at 4:30 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,Mary Taylor, Secretary