June 11, 2019

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:28 p.m. by President George Griffin. In attendance were Karen Earlywine, Evie Gill, Richard Gross, Roxanne Michels, Cherie Lehman, Bruce Young and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent was Trustees Susan Punzelt, and Janine Brann.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Michels, second by Brann to approve amended minutes for April 8, 2019 minutes. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications and public comments: The Tarble Arts Center sent a thank you for hosting the Cultivating Creativity Traveling Exhibition at the library. See letter below.

Committee Reports:
*Finance: MOTION: Lehman, second by Young to accept finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: MOTION: Michels, second by Lehman to use Lucy Bishop fund to purchase 9 adult non-fiction books. Motion carried.
*House: Repairs needed at the library are on hold, awaiting replies from contractors.

Librarian’s Report: May was mostly filled with preparation and publicity for summer children’s programs and publicity. The new computer at the circulation desk is now up and running. An email from a USS Arizona foundation prompted a search for a photo of a Paris sailor who was killed at Pearl Harbor. Librarian Pennington found a news article on George Francis Clark being the first Paris casualty including a photo of him in uniform. Pete the Cat is visiting the Paris Library before he heads home to Litchfield. MOTION: Gill, second by Earlywine to approve statistics/librarians report. Motion carried.

*Friends: A letter requesting donations for the electronic sign will be mailed in the near future.

Old Business: None

New Business: The Illinois State Library requires libraries to set a non-resident fee annually. MOTION: Gross, second by Lehman to keep the non-resident fee at $32.00. Motion approved. Librarian Pennington presented the Library Annual Report. This includes finances, circulation information, services, programs and staff duties. MOTION: Young, second Lehman to approve Library Annual Report. Motion carried.

Miscellaneous: The library received a book from F.T. Feutz that included an article about Dr. John Hurty describing his work at the Eli Lilly Drug Store in Paris.

Meeting adjourned at 5:12 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, July 8, 2019.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.

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