The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:31 p.m. by President George Griffin. In attendance were Bruce Young, Roxanne Michels, Evie Gill, Janine Brann, Richard Gross and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Karen Earlywine, Susan Punzelt and Cherie Lehman.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Young, second by Gross to approve December 10, 2018 minutes. Motion carried.
Correspondence, communications and public comments: None
*Finance: MOTION: Young, second by Michels to accept finance report. Motion carried.
*House: Librarian Pennington reported that Honest Abe Roofing completed the roof repairs on December 17 & 19.
Librarian’s Report: Library usage was lower for the month, however there were many programs in the meeting rooms. In addition to the regularly scheduled activities of playgroup Storytime, paper crafting, adult coloring night and book club, there was Christmas at the Library, a Girl Scout troop visit, a “Noon Year’s Eve” party and a “Dining Out without Filling Out” presentation for adults. MOTION: Gill, second by Brann to approve statistics report. Motion carried.
Librarian Pennington reported that the subscription to RBdigital began December 1 with 8 patrons signing up by the end of the month and 51 magazine issues checked out. This is a significant increase in usage.
*Friends: The Friends of the Library raised $312.00 on the Music Sale. The Book Sale will be held March 8 and 9.
Old Business: The Per Capita grant application was submitted on December 21.
New Business: Librarian Pennington presented 3 renderings for a possible LED sign. After some discussion, one design was favored.
Miscellaneous: Library will close on Presidents Day, February 18. In March, the Library is participating in the Vigo County Public Library’s Big Read. The Big Smoke, by Adrian Matejka is this year’s book. On Martin Luther King Day there will be a “Winter Wonderland” program for elementary children highlighting winter by making snow globes and a visit from Mishka the husky.
Meeting adjourned at 5:01 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, February 11, 2019.
Evie Gill, Secy.