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Meeting Minutes

November 19, 2014


Present:                       Nancy Black, Sara Nicola, Jenny Carritt, Mary Laughlin, Denise Patocka and  Kristi Kavan


Next Meeting:             January 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.


A Regular Meeting of the Mead Public Library Board was held on November 19, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.  The December meeting will not be held.  Denise Patocka called the meeting to order.  Kristin Kavan read the minutes of the October 15, 2014, meeting.  Motion by Patocka, second by Laughlin, to approve the minutes.


Old Business:


            The board needs 20 continuing education units before August 2017 and 30 is needed by the director prior to June 2017.

Friends of Library meeting was held Thursday, October 16. They have two new numbers. The board would like to find out who the new members are.

A new ELS grant was submitted by Nancy for the purpose of improving/benefiting the community that they are currently lacking in. The request was to purchase a 50-inch flat screen TV and DVD player (under $500) for the purpose of community activities, such as movie nights. If approved, we would like to request the Friends purchase bean bag chairs or something comfortable to sit in for such events.

The computers were installed by Kelly Olson and he also repaired a malfunctioning printer for a cost of $246.25.


New Business:                                             


The Christmas event at the library was discussed and planned.

The spaghetti feed fundraiser will be held on February 13.

The library had 245 persons visit the library in October. There were 272 checkouts and 38 checkouts from Overdrive.

The expense reports, petty cash and profit and loss reports for October were reviewed.  Motion by Carritt, second by Patocka, to approve the October financial reports.


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


Kristi Kavan, Secretary