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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.           



                         FEBRUARY 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 report
     VII.    Unfinished Business
    VIII.   New Business
                 A. Additional handicapped spot
                 B. Board protocol

                    January 3,

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

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

Trustees absent: Angie Becker

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.  Bonnie Holzinger seconded it and the Secretary's report was accepted.

Treasurer's report:  Gwen Fischer made a motion  to approve the Treasurer's Report, seconded by Yvonne Ratermann.  Roll call vote was approved unanimous.

Librarian's report:

Angie Chute reported she had scheduled several programs.  She also created a calendar of up coming events.  They will be displayed so patrons can take home.  Angie also requested a wooden display holder, it would involve moving several items. This would be an asset in displaying books and other items.  The board asked her to look into buying the display holder.

Angie informed the board that she added a few items on the Librarians report and took a few things off.  Book count and hours worked were taken out and study room usage and microfilm usage added.

Angie also stated through the Metro East Managers Meeting she found out about borrowing Storytime kits for the 2-3 yr. old program from Rend Lake College.  She arranged to get several.  Also, the Junior Women's Club contacted her they are having Storytime in March and April.

Angie purchased a new flag for the outside building. The city workers hung the flag, they also changed the ballast in a light and the switch on the laminator was replaced.  This month the library staff has taken care of a flooded men's room floor, problem with the phones, Charter had to be called twice and there is still a problem. They also dealt with a massive book donation, they kept some , gave some away and donated some.


   Committee reports:
   Policy Committee - none
   Building & Grounds Committee - none.
Book Committee - none
   Finance Committee - none.

Unfinished Business:
The board proof read the phone tree that Bonnie Holzinger updated.  The board also checked over the sick leave policy and the funeral leave policy.  It was questioned if it should include "step" wording e.g. Step-parents, step grandparents.  Bonnie will search for the correct wording.

New Business:
  Jim Sprengel made a motion to payout Diane Holtgrave's excess sick leave.  Gwen Fischer seconded it.  A roll call vote was called the motion was approved.

Judy Kampwerth made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 p.m. and it was seconded by Gwen Fischer.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm.


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




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Breese, IL 62230
(618) 526-7361

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