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Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 7, 2021


  1. Meeting was called to order by Jen Lee at 5:30pm.  Open Meetings Act poster was pointed out on the west wall of the back room.


  1. Roll Call:
    1. Members Present-Mayfield, Grasiani, Lee
    2. Member Absent-Hickman, King
    3. Also Present-Library Director-Laurie Van Ackeren


  1. No Guests or Public Items to discuss


  1. Business Items


  1. Director’s Report
    1. Storytime flyers will go home with preschool-third grade.
    2. Coffee hour has been consistently attended by four people
    3. We received a grant from the Nebraska Library Commission. Possible uses were discussed.
    4. The Board has completed their certification classes.
    5. We are currently doing a 30-day trial of CANVA. Discussed obtaining a paid subscription.
    6. Additional improvements to the library that would not fall under the NLC grant were discussed.
    7. Still looking for help with the garden.
    8. 9/11/21-Special Story Hour with crafts. 10-11
    9. 9/23/21-National Checkers Game Day
    10. 9/29/21-Fall Fling 5pm-6pm. Board members will assist.
    11. FFA still needs to be reimbursed for mulch.


  1. Board Member Reports-none at this time


  1. Minutes, Bills, Financials, and Monthly Reports
    1. Grasiani moved to approve.
    2. Seconded by Mayfield.
    3. Motion carried.


  1. Meeting adjourned at 6:15pm


Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 5:30 at Mead Public Library

Respectfully Submitted by

Mary Mayfield.