October 16, 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, Bruce Young and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Karen Earlywine and Susan Punzelt.

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

Committee Reports:
*Finance: The internet bills had not been received and Librarian Pennington noted that the upcoming bill will be higher than usual. MOTION: English, second by Young to approve finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: Librarian Pennington stated that a fire extinguisher was discharged in October by 3 youths. They returned the next day and were caught by a staff member. All but one ran away. Fire services has been called and will recharge the extinguisher. Randy Turner has finished the lighting project and Young will contact Mark Sullivan for installation.

Librarian’s Report: Pennington reported that St. Mary’s K-5 students displayed their Sunflower Art. Mother Goose Storytime has begun again. A new knitting class was started for those interested. A newly organized Junior High Book Club has been formed to encourage reading for fun during those crucial years. Four students attended and chose books for the following four months’ discussions. There is also an adult Book Club that meets monthly. Librarian Pennington stated that there are still some computer/printer problems. MOTION: Michels, second Lehman to approve report. Motion carried.

*Friends: Christmas at the Library will be December 7th. March will usher in “The Big Read” and also the annual book sale. Debra Miller’s portrayal of Louisa May Alcott will be in April

Old Business: None

New Business: Librarian Pennington reported that member libraries of MyMediaMall determined that an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) was needed. This will allow each library a greater say in how MyMediaMall operates. MOTION: Young, second by English to accept the IGA agreement. Motion carried. Agreement was duly signed by President and Secretary.

Miscellaneous: A reminder to Trustees to review Chapters 1-5 in Trustee Facts File and view the Safety and Security at the Library webinar for the per capita grant requirements.

Meeting adjourned at 4:56 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, November 6, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.