October 17, 2022

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:38 p.m. by President George Griffin. Earlywine, Garver, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Michels, Punzelt, Pennington – present. Young– absent.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Lehman, second by Michels to approve minutes from September 12, 2022 meeting. Motion carried.

Correspondence, communications, and public comments: Thank you was read from Dan Laib (Dan Gogh summer program)

Committee Reports:
*Finance: Pennington reported that a CD, minus the fee for the elevator update architect, was renewed. MOTION: Earlywine, second by Punzelt to accept monthly finance report. Motion carried.
*Book: None
*House: The local contractor expected to come and wrap the copper air conditioner pipe, did not appear. We will contact another. The city repaired the water meter by the side door. The locks were replaced on the restrooms. It appears that there may be a water leak in the meeting room and also the storeroom.
*Director Search: There has been several applicants for the Library Director position. The committee is now conducting interviews.

Librarian’s Report: Librarian Pennington reported that since school has started, the library is seeing lower attendance. A Block Party for kids was held on a Saturday morning. The Illinois Libraries Present opened it first full season with actress/author Marlee Matlin. Debra Miller returned to perform as Agatha Christie. She had 28 in attendance with the audience asking for a return in her newest character, Nellie Bly. MOTION: Lehman, second by Gross to accept Librarian’s Report. Motion carried.

*Friends: The Friends are working on Santa Sacks for the holiday season.

Old Business: Librarian Pennington reported the plaque for M.A. Tucker is now in place.

New Business: The Board reviewed and discussed the Standards for Illinois Public Libraries (2020).


Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. Next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday, November 14th, 2022.

Respectfully submitted,
Evie Gill, Secy.

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