The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President Greg McHenry. In attendance were Roxanne Michels, Susan Punzelt, Sharon Farris, George Griffin, Ryan Fehrmann, Aaron Rhoads and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Amy McGilvrey and Mary Taylor.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: Motion by Griffin, second by Punzelt. Motion carried.
Finance Report: Motion by Griffin, second by Punzelt to approve report, to recognize the June 2013 checks and deposits, and to authorize the purchase of 22 fiction and 7 non-fiction books from Baker & Taylor for $457.94. Motion carried.
Book Committee: Nothing to report for Lucy Bishop fund.
House Committee: Griffin reported that Dusty Rhoads contacted him and still plans to take down the tree on the north side of the building. McHenry signed the advertisement for bids on the exterior work on 7/2. The advertisement was in the Paris Beacon News on 7/3. A copy of the bid ad is on the library website and is on display at the library. Bob Colvin is to bring a packet of info to the library. The bid process is open until 11:00 am on 8/2. At that time the apparent low bid will be announced. Trustees are encouraged to be at the library for the announcement.
Rotary is supposed to paint rooms for the library this summer.
Librarian’s Statistical report: Some statistics on reciprocal borrowing and interlibrary loans are not yet available with the new system. Motion by Michels, second by Farris to approve report. Motion carried.
Friends: Friends have not had a quorum to elect officers for the new term. Still using last year’s officers to conduct meetings. On September 9, Dave Ehlert will return to do a program on Twain & Lincoln.
Connecting Generations: Library received $1400 in grant funds for library materials about using computers after Pennington filed the final report that program had not been successful, even though there was interest from seniors.
Back2Books Grant: Forty audiobooks have been ordered so far with 21 received. Pennington is still ordering.
Discussion on whether to do Shakespeare in the Park next year. Had lots of positive feedback & good attendance this year. It was unanimous to go ahead with it if the Park Board is interested in continuing the program & will support it. Park board is meeting this month. Pennington will contact the board to ask for their approval.
Environmental Scan Discussion: The scan is a per capita requirement and is due in September. Pennington presented a worksheet on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges in meeting the needs of the community. It was suggested we add that the library’s accounts are financially sound to our strengths and to add cultural & social changes with electronics devices as a challenge.
New Gale databases – Three of ten databases were dropped and three new ones were added. New are: Price-it Antiques, Infotrac Newsstand, and Health & Wellness.
Summer Reading ends in July 9. Silly Safaris program will be at 10:30 am on August 6 at the YMCA.
Travel the National Road by Molly Bellamy will be July 8 at 6:30 pm.
Cultivating Creativity art exhibit runs July 15 – August 3. Tarble Art Center sets up the exhibit.
There will be no meeting in August. Next board meeting will be September 9.
Meeting adjourned at 5:20.