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The library is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.

LibraryBoardThe Library Board is responsible for overseeing the establishment, management, and maintenance of the library.

The Library Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 8:00pm.


Jean Steinmann


Angie Becker


Judy Kampwerth

Yvonne Ratermann


Bonnie Holzinger
Board Member

Gwen Fischer
Board Member

 Jim Sprengel
Board Member


Mary Heeren
Board Member

Cyndi Riley
Board Member






View Our Library Agendas and Minutes Below 

                                MARCH 2017 AGENDA


       I. Call meeting to order.

       II. Establish a quorum and approve agenda.

      III. Secretary's Report.

       IV. Treasurer's Report

        V. Librarian's Report.
       VI. Committee reports.            
      VII. Unfinished Business
     VIII. New Business
      IX.   Executive Session.



                         FEBRUARY 2016 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by President Jean Steinman.

Trustees Present:  Cyndi Riley, Mary Heeren, Jim Sprengel, Gwen Fischer, Bonnie Holzinger, Yvonne Ratermann, and Jean Steinman.

Trustees Absent:  Angie Becker and Judy Kampwerth.

Also attending: Angie Chute, Librarian.

A quorum was established and the agenda approved.

Secretary's Report:
A motion was made by Mary Hereen to approve the secretary's report, Bonnie Holzinger seconded the motion.  The motion was approved.

Treasurer's Report:
Bonnie Holzinger made a motion to approve the Treasurer's Report.  It was seconded by Gwen Fischer and approved on a roll call vote. 

Librarian's Report

   A.  Angie handed out the staff schedule for the month of February to give the board an idea of how the scheduling looks.

   B. She stated that the wireless router was installed.  She will be using the credit card for postage (books being sent through OCLC) instead of Petty Cash.  She also informed the board she made a sick leave record form; the Per Capita report had been completed; and the library certification is finished.

   C. Angie also pointed out the new display area has football theme in honor of the Super Bowl.  February will feature a President's theme in honor of President's day.

   D.  She informed the board that she and the staff are rearranging the shelving--Science fiction is out and the Manga (graphic novels) series are in.  She moved the scanner to the end of the computer area.  The July Reading Programs are scheduled and a Lincoln interpreter is booked for April 15th. 

   E. Angie bought a computer tower for  computer #5 and she would like to replace the computer towers one a year to keep from having a large bill when most of them go out.  She asked for another handicap parking area to the right of the back door.  The board agreed.  Angie will call the city on how to go about doing this.

   F. A board member asked who makes the decision to close the library in bad weather.  After a discussion, it was decided by the board in case of inclement weather the library personnel on duty would make the decision to close.

   G. Bonnie Holzinger distributed revised materials on sick leave, funeral leaves and jury duty, etc. The board proofed and agreed to put the revisions into the Board Policies 



 Committee Reports

Building and Grounds:  none
Book Committee:
Policy Committee:  none
Finance Committee:  none

Unfinished Business
: none

New Business: none

   A motion was made by Yvonne Ratermann and seconded by  Mary Hereen to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.  A roll call vote was called.  The motion was approved unanimously.

The  next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.


_____________________      _________________________
Jean Steinman, President         Yvonne Ratermann, Secr.           



                         APRIL 2017 AGENDA

       I.      Call meeting to order.

      II.     Establish a quorum and approve agenda.

     III.    Secretary's Report

     IV.    Treasurer's report

      V.      Librarian's Report
                   A. Lazerware

     VI.     Committee report
                   B. Finance (budget)
     VII.    Unfinished Business
    VIII.   New Business

                         March 7,

The Meeting was called to order at 8:02 p.m. by President Jean Steinman.

Trustees present:  Bonnie Holzinger, Jean Steinman, Mary Heeren, Jim Sprengel, Gwen Fischer, Cyndi Riley, Angie Becker and Judy Kampwerth.

Trustees absent: Yvonne Ratermann

Also attending: Angie Chute, Librarian.

A quorum was established and the agenda was approved.

Secretary's Report: A quorum was established. Mary Heeren made a motion to accept the Secretary's Report.  Judy Kampwerth seconded it and the Secretary's report was accepted.

Treasurer's report:  Jim Sprengel asked how memorial donations were noted in the Treasurer's report.  Angie Chute said she would need to look into this and would let the board know. Bonnie Holzinger made a motion  to approve the Treasurer's Report, seconded by Jim Sprengel.  Roll call vote was approved unanimous.

Librarian's report:

   A. Summer Reading Program - Angie Chute reported that she ordered the summer reading materials and scheduled all of the summer entertainment for the programs.  The Summer Reading Program entertainment will be held on Fridays in July.  She also scheduled a Family Program for Thursday, July 13th.
   B. Calendars - Angie finalized and scheduled the calendars for March and April.
   C. Paperback books in the children's room - Angie said the staff went through the paperback books and boxed up those that were in poor condition.  She said the are going to donate them to Head Start program.  Angie said they pulled all of the E (Easy) Dewey Decimal Numbered books from the Junior's section and put them in the Children's Room.  She said Jan Humphrey uses these books in her storytime programs.  Angie said she purchased some new, non-fiction books to add to the junior's section.
   D. Donations -  Angie informed the board that several patrons donated items to the library.  There were two cloth sculptures donated, which are on display in the Children's room.  Also donated was a painting, which  is displayed on the wall behind the circulation desk.  Angie sent Thank You cards to the patrons.
   E. Rounder - Angie said she is going to change out the display on the rounder this weekend to "staff favorites".  She said the previous displays went over well.

  Unfinished Business: None

New Business:

   A. "Murder in the Library" event- Angie Chute told the board that she spoke with Steve Klostermann from the Clinton County Showcase regarding a "Murder in the Library" event.  She would like to plan for Halloween weekend.  She said Steve told her the Showcase is free that weekend and they would be happy to perform at the event.  Angie said she would like to schedule it for Saturday evening, Oct. 28th.
   B. Nominating Committee for election of officers -
Jean Steinman said that the current officers will participate on the nominating committee for the election of officers for the next fiscal year.

Committee reports:
   Policy Committee - none
   Building & Grounds Committee
      A. Handicapped Accessible Parking Spot- Gwen asked Angie Chute if she hear back from the city hall regarding her request to add another handicap accessible parking spot by the back door.  Angie said she talked to Don Voss twice and he said they would get to it.
Book Committee - none
   Finance Committee - none.

Cyndi Riley made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m. and it was seconded by Angie Becker.  The motion carried with all ayes.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm.


____________________              ______________________
Jean Steinman,   Pres.                     Yvonne Ratermann, Sec.




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