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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

President Debbie Herbert called the meeting to order at 5:30. Trustees in attendance included Tami Long, Susan Strahle, Linda Wiles, and Donna Hayes. Librarians Lori Nixon and Vicki Carr were in attendance. Anna Jesse and Salli Pritts were absent.
November 2022 minutes were read and approved. November and December 2022 financial report approved.
Vicki Carr reported November cko 488 and December cko 514. Computer use November 20 and December 20.
Trustee/Committee Report: Will continue to review the policy book. Vicki passed out a curriculum to review the table of contents and schedule. A committee was formed to head this and present to the Board who included Debbie Herbert, Tami Long, Donna Hayes, Vicki Carr and Lori Nixon. They scheduled a meeting at the library for 1/19/23 at 2pm.
Unfinished/Ongoing: Per Capita Grant must Review Standards for Illinois Public Libraries. A schedule was set to do in two months during March and April 2023.
Grant Update=Submitted the Penguin Books Grant for $1,000 on 12/8/22
Vicki will meet with the committee on 12/1/22 for the ALA Grant. Libraries Transforming Communities due 2/28/23 for $10,000-$20,000.
Ladies’ night scheduled 1/11/23 with Just Paint It with Bev Durham. March 8, 2023 will be Next of Kiln.
Security camera parts and equipment are installed and in use.
The library participated in the Scholastic Library Program and were able to give away 50 free books during the month of December.
The library participated in the Macon Fire Department toy drive with a large amount of toys and some cash donations. We hope to partner with them to make this an even bigger event next year.
Library Staff Activities/Programs Update:
Lori attended the Showcase Summer Reading Program in Forsyth on November 10th and has begun Summer Reading plans.
All staff attended and completed the IHLS required Sexual Harassment training.
2023 library plans-Handout given per librarians on monthly themes.
Next meeting will be 2/14/23. A motion to adjourn was made by Donna, 2nd by Tami. All in favor. Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:17.
Respectfully Submitted,
Tami Long, Secretary

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