The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President Peg Giesler. In attendance were Trustees Mary Ann Tucker, Mary Taylor, Roxanne Michels, Amy McGilvrey, Sharon Farris, Susan Punzelt and Librarian Teresa Pennington. Absent: Trustees Jerry Cockcroft and Greg McHenry.
MOTION: Tucker, second Michels to approve the slate of officers as presented: President Sharon Farris, Vice President Greg McHenry and Secretary Mary Taylor. Motion carried. New president Farris conducted the rest of the meeting.
Minutes of Previous Meeting:
MOTION: McGilvrey, second Tucker to approve minutes from April 13, 2009 with one correction: that Trustee Roxanne Michels was absent. Motion carried.
Pennington reported that the library has not yet received the Per Capita Grant. MOTION: Michels, second Punzelt to accept report as reviewed. Motion carried.
MOTION: Michels, second McGilvrey to approve 14 titles of nonfiction for purchase through the Lucy Bishop Fund. Motion carried.
There was no report from committee members, but Pennington reported that McHenry had cut off the damaged downspout close to the door.
Pennington reported that the Lincoln Trails Library System upgrade on April 16 went well. MOTION: Punzelt, second McGilvrey to approve report as reviewed. Motion carried.
Digital Grant: Pennington submitted completed grant on April 30. She expects to hear from the state in September whether the library will receive any grant money.
*Budget Committee: MOTION: Tucker, second Michels to approve a salary increase of 3% for the fiscal year 2009-2010 for all library employees. Motion carried. The new budget will be discussed in the June board meeting.
*Summer Activities at the library: the Summer Reading Program will run for six weeks starting June 9. During that time, new librarian Debbie Sims will do a four-week, once-a-week summer reading program for 3-4-year-olds. There will be a limit of 30 preschoolers in that program. Also, the library will host “Silly Safaris” at the YMCA on July 17, during which time children will have an opportunity to see and learn about exotic animals.
*McGilvrey hopes to start The Big Read in 2010. She also will give an overview of Friends of the Library at the next board meeting, and ask for help to get it started.
*Board members were reminded that author Mike Lunsford will be at the library Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
*The annual book sale will be June 11, 12 and 13, 2009.
*The Annual Report is due at the state library May 31. This board’s annual report will be available at the June meeting.
*Summer hours begin June 1.
*Next meeting: June 8 in the Northeast meeting room.
Meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.