June 12, 2017

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President George Griffin. In attendance were Cherie Lehman, Roxanne Michels, Ginny English Evie Gill, Susan Punzelt, and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Karen Earlywine and Bruce Young.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Lehman, second by Punzelt to approve as written. Motion carried.

Committee Reports:
*Finance: Librarian Pennington noted that the budget is for the new fiscal year. MOTION: Michels, second by English to approve finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: No report.
*House: Librarian Pennington stated that the new air conditioners and thermostats have been installed. They are more efficient and have a smaller physical footprint than the old models thus requiring some patching of the plaster walls.

Librarian’s Report: Pennington exhibited the display that was in First Farmers’ Bank during May. A District 95 teacher in-service was led by Teresa. It offered an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with the school librarians. There was good attendance at the exhibit in the Gibson Room for the Tarble Arts Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art. Pennington finished the IPLAR and submitted it June 1. The registration report has changed due to state reporting. One of the downstairs chairs has been damaged. Will decide later about replacement. MOTION: English, second Gill to approve statistics report. Motion carried.

*Friends: The Friends did not meet this month.

Old Business: Pennington shared that the new printers have no remote reading for ink levels. The color printer prints in B&W when using MS Edge. The cost for a color page is $.30. Pennington will contact Watts.

New Business: The Annual Report 2016-2017 was reviewed by the board. Of the 19 children involved in 1000 Books, 2 have already read 500. The two ash trees in front of the library appear to be dying. If they need to be removed, this would be an opportunity to place a sign for the library. Griffin noted that duties of the staff should be documented for future reference.

Miscellaneous: The summer children’s reading programs have begun. Ages are K – 6th. Children must sign up for the Children’s Museum and Nature Preserve programs.

Meeting adjourned at 5:22 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, July 10, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.