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Minutes for Mead Library Board of Trustees Meeting

September, 17, 2014  6:30pm



All meetings are open to the public.


Board Members Present: Jenny Carritt (2006), Jeanette Johnson (2010), Denise Patocka (2010)

Board Members Absent: Sara Nicola (2014), Kristi Kavan (2014)

Library Director Present: Nancy Black

Visitor: Mary Laughlin


August meeting minutes were read and approved with corrections.  Motion Carritt, second Johnson, all approved.


Unfinished Business

Invoice was turned in to the village office on September 2, 2014 for unpaid portion of mulch.


The operating agreement between the Library Board and the Friends of the Library was tabled until the next meeting.


Computer tower bids were presented to the board.  The purchase of 2 – 4 GB computer towers to replace the public computers and 1 – 8GB computer for the staff was approved, contingent on confirmation of warranty cost.  Motion Johnson, second Patocka, all approved. 


New Business

The library will once again do a “Food for Fines” during the month of October, with all food collected to be donated to the backpack ministry.


Library reports show 248 patrons in August, 293 regular checkouts and 40 checkouts through Overdrive.  Library patrons saved $36,158.78 since September 1, 2013 by checking out books from the library versus buying them.


Expenses and Petty Cash were approved.  Motion Patocka, second Johnson, all approved.  


The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 15th, 2014.


Motion Patocka, second Carritt to adjourn the meeting.


Respectfully submitted by Jenny Carritt