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 Roxanne Michels, Greg McHenry, Cherie Lehman, Evie Gill, Bruce Young and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent were Trustees Susan Punzelt, Ginny English and Karen Earlywine.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Young, second by McHenry to approve as written. Motion carried.
*Finance: MOTION: Michels, second by McHenry to approve report. Motion carried. The Snap-On Tools dividend was received after the report was printed. Library received several donations in December. All have been acknowledged.
*Book: No report.
*House: Smoke detectors have been in place over the recommended 10-year time period. Pennington will purchase new ones and replace.
The bid threshold is currently $20,000, which is higher than the expected air-conditioners replacement cost. McHenry will seek estimates.
Librarian’s Report: Record Systems cleaned and serviced the microfilm reader/printer. Cost was split with another library. Amnesty was successful. MOTION: McHenry, second Gill to approve December report. Motion carried.
Months review: Authorized Frontier to block 3-way calls from library.
*Friends: Hosted Christmas At the Library for 61 children and their parents.
Old Business: A new Christmas tree was purchased and the old tree was given away.
Walmart Community Grant application was submitted Dec. 20 for $2,000. Suggestion to apply to the Edgar County Foundation was made.
Per capita grant submitted to state library Dec. 8.
New Business: A new story hour for ages 3-5 began on Jan.7
Pennington reported that she and Debbie Sims will be doing the book orders in the future.
Miscellaneous: 1000 Books before Kindergarten has started. Romp and Rhyme had 9 children at the first session. Mother Goose has had 18 attend but attendance lessened during the holidays and extreme cold.
Meeting adjourned at 5:11 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, February 13, 2017.
Evie Gill, Secy. Pro tem