July 9, 2018

Paris Public Library Board of Trustees
July 09, 2018

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 Susan Punzelt, Cherie Lehman, Karen Earlywine, Evie Gill, Janine Brann, Bruce Young, Richard Gross and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Trustee Roxanne Michels.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Brann, second by Punzelt to approve June minutes. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications and public comments: A Thank you from Maggie Garver on behalf of HRC/Highland Court group for the tour, yoga and scavenger hunt. A total of 8 children and 2 adults attended.

Committee Reports:
*Finance: MOTION: Michels, second by Punzelt to approve finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: Purchased 8 new books using the Lucy Bishop Fund at a cost of $110.98 plus shipping.
*House: Librarian Pennington reported that repairs on the damaged front stairs will be made by Midwest Restoration. The ash trees will be removed by the city. The carpet will be cleaned soon.

Librarian’s Report: Library usage was higher. MOTION: Gill, second by Lehman to approve statistics report. Motion carried.
Librarian Pennington reported that the library provided 12 programs in June. There is a problem with graffiti on the porch at the front entrance.

*Friends: None

Old Business: Back to Books grant has purchased the remainder of STEM related books and held the STEM night on June 28 with 6 families in attendance.

New Business: Librarian Pennington presented the Annual Report to the board. The library hosted 111 programs ranging from Shakespeare in the Park to Mother Goose on the Loose. Two children read 1000 before Kindergarten. Some suggestions for the future were also provided. MOTION: Young, second by Gross to approve the Annual Report. Motion carried.

Miscellaneous: Cultivating Creativity Children’s Art Exhibit presented by the Tarble Arts is now on display in July.

Meeting adjourned at 5:12p.m. Next meeting is Monday, September 10, 2018.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.

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