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Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2015

Present:                       Sara Nicola, Jenny Carritt, Donna McLaughlin, and Kristi Kavan
Absent:                        Denise Patocka and Mary Laughlin
Next meeting:             April 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.

A Regular Meeting of the Mead Public Library Board was held on March 18, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.  Kristi Kavan called the meeting to order.  Sara Nicola read the minutes of the February 17, 2015, meeting.  Motion by Carritt, second by Nicola, to approve the minutes.

Old Business:

  • The board has only received one application for the library director. It is proposed that we place an ad in the Wahoo newspaper. Jenny Carritt will talk to the town clerk about doing this.
  • Donna McLaughlin advised us she recently received a bill from Amazon for around $280.00.  The Board will request a copy of the most recent bill from Amazon from the town clerk to review the materials ordered.


New Business:

  • Scott Childers visited the library and went over the Summer Reading Program with Donna and also trained her on some library functions. One item he suggested to look at is increasing the evening hours (after 5:00 or weekends) which will put us at a higher level and increase our state aid for next year. He also advised us of a new program called “E-Rate” with Windstream for the library phone/internet where we can get a 60% discount. The deadline was missed this year, but next year we can apply in January. After the new director is hired, the library board would like Scott Childers to come to a meeting to talk to us about the new accreditation guidelines.
  • February statistics – 122 checkouts from library and 31 checkouts from Overdrive. 134 persons visited the library.
  • The expense reports, petty cash and profit and loss reports for February were reviewed.  Motion by Kavan, second by Carritt, to approve the March financial reports.

Motion by Kavan, second by Nicola, to adjourn the meeting.

Kristi Kavan, Secretary