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March 9, 2011

Minutes of Trustees' meeting


The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 4:30 p.m.  Members present were Nancy Faber, Laurie Glade, Tammy Hoekstra, Janet Kleve, Bernie Willadsen and librarian Connie Schuster.

Meeting was called to order by Laurie Glade.

Motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Bernie to approve the February minutes.  Carried.

The Treasurers Report showed a bank balance of $36,460.64, Trust & Agency balance of $25,251.25 and the General Fund $11,209.39.

Bills to be sent to the City Council were read by Nancy.  A motion was made by Bernie to approve and seconded by Janet.  Carried.

Connie reported that the number of people checking out books continues to drop.  There was one new borrower.  There were 16 children for the Valentines party with 2 helpers.

Unfinished Business

A signed copy of the contract for Library Service was received from the county supervisors and filed.

National Library Week is April 12 – 16.  Connie shared that she had spoken with Jenna Boles.  Jenna has a new “Maggie” series of Ocheyedan and would like to participate in Library Week.  Connie will set up a time for Saturday, April 16. 

Connie has not heard back regarding the removal of the tree in front of the library.  The insurance company has been notified of the branch which hit the fascia of the roof.

Connie will call Robertson Mechanical, Harris, regarding the outside light, basement ballast and a pre-season check of the furnace/air conditioner.  Furnace was installed in 2004.  Motion made by Tammy and seconded by Bernie.  Carried.

New Business

National Volunteer Week.  No information has been received regarding the date.  It is preferred to recognize the volunteers in May.

Questions have been asked regarding memorials for Suzanne Hibma, librarian at the Ocheyedan Public Library from 1990-2002.  No decisions were made at this time.

Connie has spoken with Ruth Hoekstra regarding Connie taking Fridays off.  Ruth would work Fridays.  This could take effect the second Friday of April. 

Summer Reading will be June 8, 15, 22 and 29th.  Plans are coming along nicely.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 6, 4:30pm.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve

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