April 13, 2020

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President George Griffin. The meeting was a video teleconference in accordance with the Shelter in Place health order. In attendance were Janine Brann, Bruce Young, Cherie Lehman, Evie Gill, Richard Gross, Roxanne Michels and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Karen Earlywine and Susan Punzelt.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Gross, second by Lehman to approve minutes from March 9, 2020 and March 16, 2020 special meeting. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications and public comments: None

Committee Reports:
*Finance: The finance report was reviewed including an update for the LED sign. MOTION: Michels, second by Young to accept finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: Librarian Pennington has been checking the building regularly during the closure. The book drop box has been sealed and the mowing has begun.

Librarian’s Report: Usage was good during the first two weeks of March. Early March the library hosted another District 95 Explore Night. Debra Miller’s performance as Beatrix Potter was attended by 35 people. 69 copies of Our Town were distributed before the COVID-19 closing on March 17. The library continues to offer Ancestry through home access, Tumblebooks and junior Library Guild eBooks in addition to the normal digital services. IHLS delivery is suspended until further notice. Tarble Art Center has indefinitely postponed the traveling children’s art exhibit. Shakespeare in the Park may try to schedule a late summer/early fall performance. Most items are on hold until further notice.
MOTION: Young, second by Gross to approve statistics/librarians report. Motion carried.

*Friends: No meeting in May. Book sale is still scheduled for the fall.
Old Business: None

New Business: MOTION: Lehman, second by Brann to retain current officers until next year. Motion carried.
MOTION: Gill, second by Gross to approve proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1. Motion carried.
MOTION: Lehman, second by Michels to continue paying library staff through the end of May. Motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 4:50p.m. Next meeting is Monday, May 11th, 2020.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.

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