LIED RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY

March 9, 2020
Minutes
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL – Peggy Leiting, Kelli Thelen, Jeri Gubbels, Tiffany Guenther
 

Anyone desiring to view the Open Meetings Act may do so. It is located in the meeting room.

 Kelli made a motion to approve the minutes and financials, Jeri seconded.

Library statistics: visits with 1,410 items circulating, 151 computer uses and 126 digital check outs.  We had 15 children’s programs with 307 attending. We had 5 adult programs with 49 attending.

Upcoming Events
Evening Story Hour- March 18 @ 6:30
Estate & Will Talk-March 23 @ 6:30
Yoga-Thursdays @ 6:15
Rummage Sale April 3 & 4

Old Business:
Youth survey- results: age appropriate movies, League of Legends tournament, more romance books, painting night

Innovation Studio Grant was approved.  Training will be held in Lincoln on August 5 & 6 with equipment being installed mid September for 20 weeks.

Laundromat does not want a “Little Library”

Imagination Library is being checked into

 New Business:

Woman’s Club Book donation- $430 for new books

Policy review: Personnel and Public Services- 

Jeri made a motion to add “ closed on Christmas Eve Day” to the Public Services, Tiffany seconded.

Library Week -check out early learning kits or something each day of the week for incentive.

Outdoor movie license? Idea for tweens or after Friday night of fair

Kelli made a motion to adjourn Jeri seconded.
Next meeting:April 13

LIED RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Minutes
February 10, 2020

Anyone desiring to view the Open Meetings Act may do so. It is located in the meeting room.
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL – Peggy Leiting, Kelli Thelen, Mag Borst, Shelly Crawford, Jeri Gubbels,  Ben Benton
ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
Shelly made a motion to appoint Tiffany- President, Kelli-Secretary, Shelley-treasurer, Mag as Vice President, Kelli seconded, all were in favor.
Mag made a motion to approve the financials and minutes, Jeri seconded.

LIBRARY REPORT
Library statistics: 830 visits with 1,002 items circulating, 136 computer uses and 157 digital check outs.  We had 15 children’s programs with 270 attending. We had 5 adult programs with 39 attending.
Teddy Bear Sleepover went well!
Upcoming Events:
Drive In Movie- Feb 13 @ 4:00
Evening Story Hour-Feb. 19 @ 6:30
Multi-Cooker Program-Feb 20 @ 6:00
Fancy Nancy Tea- Feb 22 @ 10:00
Book Discussion- Feb 29 @ 10:00

Old Business:
Innovation Studio Grant was submitted
Survey was sent to Peggy Lackas- Could maybe send to Lori Kalin for jr. high
Cricut Maker was ordered- Ruth preston memorial
Peggy gave a report at the City Council meeting
Preston family memorial will cover the cost of our new “Lego” Table.
Dennis Collins is willing to come and talk about Wills and Trust. He won’t charge a fee.

New Business
Review Patron Behavior and Unattended Child Policy- Policies reviewed and everyone was in agreeance.
Little Free Library-  To place at the laundromat. Would take weeded or donated books to a bookshelf there.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Jessie Thomas is coming to create guitars with afterschool program.
WWI posters are in the backroom from Smithsonian
4H did a display of projects from last year.
Michaela Strathman is helping host a Cup in Hand tournament. Proceeds to go to the library and other projects.
Peter Brunette is booked for July 10th. He is a juggler.
Looking into getting the Edgerton Explorit Center this summer. Maybe try a Saturday of the fair when there isn’t much going on.
Talked with Julie to partner with the nursing home to bring Real Reptiles.
Ideas for STEM items and preschool play additions.
Kuhl babies need gifts.
We serve residents in Pierce county. Consider going to the county meeting to ask for funding.
Mag made a motion to adjourn, Shelly seconded.
Next meeting: March 9th @ 5:45

 

 

 

LIED RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY

December 9, 2019
Minutes
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL: Kelli Thelen, Peggy Leiting, Ellen Bierschenk, Tiffany Guenther, Mag Borst, Shelley Crawford

Anyone desiring to view the Open Meetings Act may do so. It is located in the meeting room.
Shelly made a motion to approve minutes, Ellen seconded, all were in favor.
Mag made a motion to approve financials, Kelli seconded, all were in favor.
LIBRARY REPORT
Library statistics: 747 visits with 948 items circulating, 120 computer uses and 142 digital check outs.  We had 12 children’s programs with 219 attending. We had 4 adult programs with 37.

Upcoming Events
Evening Story Hour- Dec. 11 @ 6:30
Story Hours will not be held Dec. 23 & the 30th
After School Programs will begin January 7 and go through April
Gingerbread Contest
Book Craft Contest
Movie Day- Abominable Thursday December 19th afterschool

We will be closed December 24, 25 & January 1.  December 31 we will be open 10-4.
Inspiring Reads Book Discussion with Pastor Trudy, Jan. 18, Feb 8 & Feb 29

Old Business:
We received a $925.00 Grant from the Nebraska Library Commission for Children’s programming/ items
John & Eileen Doherty Foundation donated $5,000.00 to the library as requested by Jerry and Dawn Doherty.
Student Survey: Student survey ideas. Inform kids about Overdrive and Libby to access books on their devices.
Book discussions, board games, coffee night, teen advisory board, Junior library assistants.
Coat and Food drive went well.

New Business:
There was talk about non-denominational book study and posting it to the church’s bulletins.
Ipad/ Weeding Policies were reviewed and accepted.
Jeri Gubbels will be replacing Ellen Bierschenk on the Library Board
Programing ideas-
-Estate planning, lawyer’s perspective, trusts, non-agricultural dealings.
Mag or Shelley will contact Dennis Collins to see if he would be interested.
-Funeral Planning.

Ellen made a motion to adjourn, Mag seconded. Next meeting: January 13 @ 5:45

 

LIED RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY

January 13, 2020
Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL: Mag Borst, Kelli Thelen, Jeri Gubbels, Shelley Crawford, Tiffany Guenther, and Peggy Leiting.
Anyone desiring to view the Open Meetings Act may do so. It is located in the meeting room.
Kelli made a motion to approve the minutes, Mag seconded.
Tiffany made a motion to approve the financials and bills, Mag seconded.
Library Report
Library statistics:  663 visits with 934 items circulating,185 computer uses and 144 digital check outs.  We had 5 children’s programs with 112 attending. We had 4 adult programs with 24 attending.

Upcoming Events:

Yoga-Thursdays @ 6:15
Dispel Regional Library meeting January 6 @ 9:00
Inspiring READs book discussions: January 18, Feb 8 & Feb 29 @ 10:00
Evening Story Hour-January 22
Sack Lunch @ the library (available Monday & Tuesday)

Friends of the Library meeting and potluck Feb 4

@ 6:00

Old Business:
Inventory has been completed
Peggy will go ahead and apply for the Library Innovations Grant. Board members have shown interest in volunteering for different machines.
Regarding the Teen survey.  Peggy Lackas will send link to students.  We discussed adding an age question to learn what age group students are in.
We will plan to use the Ruth Preston memorial money to purchase a new Cricut Maker for the library.

New Business:
We need strong boxes for the kids drive inn.  The store is no longer getting milk boxes that we used to use.
Mag will look into a speaker on financial planning.
The board reviewed the Projector and laptop lending policies. No changes were needed.
Mag made a motion to adjourn, Shelly seconded.
Next meeting: February 10 @ 5:45

 

 

LIED RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Minutes
November 4, 2019
CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL: Kelli Thelen, Peggy Leiting, Ellen Bierschenk, Tiffany Guenther, Mag Borst, Shelley Crawford.

Anyone desiring to view the Open Meetings Act may do so. It is located in the meeting room.
Mag made a motion to approve minutes, Ellen seconded.
Tiffany made a motion to approve the financial report, Kelli seconded.
LIBRARY REPORT
Library statistics: 1,056 visits with 1,214 items circulating, 220 computer uses and 123 digital check outs. We had 17 children’s programs with 336 attending. We had 5 adult programs with 27 attending. We did not have any young adult programs.
Upcoming Events:
Story Hours Monday @ 10:00
Tuesday after school programs @ 4:00 & 5:00
Humanities Program November 14 @ 6:30
Movie Day Monday, Nov. 18 @ 1:00
Evening Story Hour Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 6:30
Yoga Classes Thursday Nov 7, 21 & Dec 5, 12, & 19
Closed Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day
The library will move to be fine free. Patrons will still be responsible for replacing books if ruined or lost.

Peggy and Tiffany will discuss a survey for JH relating to a teen advisory board.

Mag approved the Active Shooter policy, Ellen seconded.

We received a thank you from Ed and Jolee Burbach.

4-H Group donated a clock for the meeting room.

We will be a coat drop-off location for the Girl Scouts and a food pantry drop off for PEO Chapter EA this month. We will also have a book sale.

Mag made a motion to adjourn, Kelli seconded.