Agenda for April Library Board Meeting

AINSWORTH LIBRARY BOARD MEETING will be held on APRIL 5, 2017 @ 5 P.M.   Please note that this is on a Wednesday and not our usual Thursday.  This meeting is open to the public!

 AGENDA

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Notice of Open Meeting Act
  3. Roll Call
  4. Approve minutes
  5. Approve claims for payment/Budget Spending Review
  6. Monthly Library Report for March/List of Titles Purchased/Sale of Surplus Items/Mayor’s Report at City Council Meeting on March 8th
  7. Review of Winter Toddler Time
  8. National Library Week (April 9-15th)
  9. Summer Reading Program Planning
  10. Ainsworth Area Art Guild Spring Art Show (April 8-22)
  11. Signing-Bilingual Language Classes in July
  12. Discussion of repair to outside of building
  13. Discussion on Digitization Project
  14. Workshop/Meetings:  Nebraska State Library Advisory Council Meeting-Lincoln-March 21 / Summer Reading Program Workshop-St. Paul-March 27th /Trustee Academy Webinars
  15. Correspondence:   New NebraskAcess Database password; Information on Nebraska Archive of Children’s Books-UNK-Calvin T. Ryan Library; ALA Request on help to save Federal Library Funding and IMLS; Letter from NLC on Nebraska Markerspace Workshop in Lincoln and update on grant for makerspaces in rural libraries; and Articles of interest from library newsletters and journals
  16. Set next meeting date/time
  17. Adjournment

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Library Foundation Board Minutes from February 16, 2017

The Ainsworth Library Foundation Board held their quarterly meeting on Feb. 16 2017 at the Ainsworth Public Library.  The meeting was called to order by Marsha Fuchs at 7 p.m.  Roll call showed that five members were present.  They included Wendy Allen, Marsha Fuchs, Gary Kinzie, Deanna Taylor, and Bev Whitney.  Two members were absent (Traci Alberts, and Mark Kovar).  Library Director was also present for the meeting.

Wendy Allen made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Gary Kinzie seconded this.  All members voted in favor of.    Deanna Taylor moved to have the Treasurer’s Report approved as presented.  Marsha Fuchs seconded this motion with all members voting in favor of.  We had one bill to pay for the reupholster chairs in the amount of $633.64 to Pam Theis.  Bev Whitney moved to pay this bill and to transfer a total of $450 from savings to the checking account to cover the bill.  Gary Kinzie seconded this with all members voting in favor of.  The Gift Transaction List from November 2016 to February 2017 was presented.  A gift in memory of Mrs. Barbara Strand was given by Mr. and Mrs. Blair Williams, Ms. Patty Allen, and from family and friends.  Mrs. Laura Hughes gave a gift in memory of Mr. Wallace H. Teleen and Mrs. Nettie M. Hildebrand.  A gift in memory of Mr. Dale Mundorf was given by Mrs. Phyllis Thorne.  The P.E.O. Chapter BM presented a book on George Washington’s spies to the library in memory of Mrs. Betty Kirkpatrick.  Miss Tegan Alberts gave a gift in honor of her preschool classmates at Christmas time.  Mr. and Mrs. Rod Worrell paid for half the cost of the shelving in the Local History Room to house the local bound edition of the Ainsworth Star Journal.  Mr. Matthew Kulek gave the library a gift with his Honeywell International PAC Charitable Gift Program.    Other donations were received from Mr. and Mrs. Jim Adkisson, Ms. Norma Gleason, Mr. Mick Clapper, and  Mrs. Shirley West.  The Foundation is very appreciative of all the support shown to the library.

An update was given on the list of library improvements completed.  The island top has been installed, the shelving for the local history room has been installed, and chairs have been reupholstered.  Discussion was held on purchasing several small end tables for the sofa by the fireplace and possible outside work around the library.  The Digitalization project was also discussion.

The 2017-2018 Nonprofit Corporation Biennial Report is due by April 1, 2017.  Bev Whitney made the motion to pay the fee for this.  Wendy Allen seconded this will all voting in favor of.  Library Director will file the report.

The 2016 income and expenses were shared with the Board.  Wendy Allen will use this to fill out the 2016 Income Tax Forms.

It was noted that the Bill of Rights Exhibit has been on display since the end of December.  This exhibit commemorates the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights and explores the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Information was shared on the Makerspace Grant that the Nebraska Library Commission has applied for.  Our library submitted a letter of support for this grant to go in with the application. If awarded 30 Nebraska public libraries, would house the makerspace at their library for 20 weeks.  It will not be known until in April if the grant will be awarded or not.

Upcoming events of the library were shared.  It was noted that the Library is currently doing a Blind Date With A Book, ESL Class (English as a Second Language) held each Wednesday, and winter children’s programing of a Story Time, Lego Club, and Dr. Seuss Hour.  Toddler Time will be held in March.

A review was given on the fundraiser held on Nov. 18th at the Elks.  Even with the cold snowy night, we had a nice crowd for the Book Basket Auction.  A total of $1,734 was raised.

The next meeting date/time was set for May 18th at 7 p.m.  Since there was no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

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Winter Toddler Time to be held during March

Toddler Time will be held for two and three year olds each Monday in March from 4:30 – 5 p.m.  We do ask that an adult stays with their child during this time!   Please call 387-2032 or stop by the library to sign up your child.

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Minutes from the March Library Board Meeting

The Ainsworth Library Board held its regular monthly meeting on March 2, 2017 at the Library. This meeting was advertised in the local newspaper, over the radio, posted on the library website as well as at the Library.  President Mark Kovar called the meeting to order at 5:04 p.m.  Notice was given on the posting of the Open Meeting Act.  Roll call showed three members present (Mark Kovar, Alane Lentz, and Traci Alberts).  Members Todd Flynn and Phyliis Leach were absent.   Library Director was also present for the meeting.

Traci Alberts made the motion to approve the minutes which Alane Lentz seconded.  All members voted in favor of.  Alane Lentz moved to approve the claims for payment.  Traci Alberts seconded this with all members voting in favor of.  The Monthly Library Report for February was shared as well as the List of Titles Purchased.

A review was given on the winter children’s programming held at the library in February.  It was noted that we had a total of 26 attend the four sessions of the Story Time.  Average attendance was 7 due to the snowy weather and early school closing on Monday.  The Lego Club had a total of 60 attend the four week club.  We are currently signing up children for the Toddler Time which will be held each Monday in March from 4:30 – 5 p.m.

Read Across America Day was celebrated on March 2nd with a Dr. Seuss Hour from 4-5 p.m.  We only had six children attend as it was Spring Break but the ones that were here had a lot of fun reading Dr. Seuss stories and making a fox in socks puppet to take home.

The Bill of Rights Display report was shared with the Board.  It showed that the display was up from 12-27-2016 to 3-4-2017.  Estimated number of people that viewed at has 975. (450 youth and 525 adults).  The report also had a photo of people reading the display, the newspaper article, and the article from the Library website.

National Library Week will be held from April 9-15th.  Discussion was held on various events that the library might be able to hold that special week.

The Summer Reading Program was discussed.  It was felt that numbers maybe down this year as the school plans to do a six week session of summer school which would go all morning long and include lunch.  This year’s reading program theme is “Create a Better World”.  Sessions will be finalized after staff attends the Summer Reading Program Workshop on March 27th.

It was noted that Gail Irwin is now certified in the Nebraska Librarian Certification Program  through 2-1-2020.

A number of meeting/workshops were reviewed by the Board.  Information was shared from the Winter Workshop in Kearney on Feb. 10th, Library Foundation Board Meeting on Feb. 16th, and the Big Talk from Small Libraries All Day Conference on Feb. 24th.  It was noted that Phyllis Leach and Alane Lentz had attend several webinars that would go towards the Library Board Certification.  Several staff members will be attending the Summer Reading Program in St. Paul on March 27th.  Gail Irwin will be attending the Nebraska State Library Advisory Council Meeting in Lincoln on March 21st which will require an overnight stay.

Under correspondence, a letter from the NLC on Makerspaces and their Role in Nebraska, and interest in developing a Network was shared.  This letter asked for information about Makerspaces in our community and if our library would be interested in attending a two day conference with the Nebraska Innovation Studio located on UNL’s Innovation Campus in Lincoln.  The Library Commission will not know until April if they will be awarded the Makerspace grant or not.  Items of interest from library newsletters and journals were shared.

The next meeting date/time was set for April 5th at 5 p.m.

Since there was no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m

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AGENDA FOR LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

AINSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

March 2nd at 5 p.m.

AGENDA

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Give Notice on posting of Open Meeting Act
  3. Roll call
  4. Approve minutes
  5. Approve claims for payment/Budget Review
  6. Monthly Library Report/List of Titles Purchases
  7. Winter Children’s Programing Review:  Winter Story Time; Lego Club;  Toddler Time-March
  8. Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss Hour-March 2nd
  9. Bill of Rights Display Report
  10. National Library Week-April 9-15th
  11. Summer Reading Program
  12. Nebraska Librarian Certification for Gail Irwin (expires 2-1-2020)
  13. Workshops/Meetings:  Winter workshop-Kearney-Feb. 10th     Library Foundation Board Meeting-Feb. 16th    Big Talk for Small Libraries All Day Conference-Feb. 24th   Nebraska State Library Advisory Council Meeting-Lincoln-March 21st    Summer Reading Program-St. Paul-March 27th
  14. Correspondence:    Items of interest from Library Newsletters and Journals
  15. Set next meeting date/time
  16. Adjournment

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This Week’s Library Events

On Monday, the Library hold our last Winter Story Time with a “Bird” theme.   Be watching for information coming out soon on the Summer Reading Program Story Time!

On Tuesday, we will hold our last Winter Lego Club from 4-5 p.m.   Our theme will be “space” Lego objects.

On Wednesday, the ESL (English as a Second Language)  Class will meet from 4-6 p.m.

On Thursday, we will celebrate Read Across America Day with a Dr. Seuss Hour from 4-5 p.m.   This is open to all Dr. Seuss lovers!

Library Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, at 5 p.m.

 

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Snow storm changes library events for the day

Due to the snow storm, there will be NO Lego Club today.   It has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 28th, from 4-5 p.m.

The Library will be closing early today.   We will close at 5 p.m. instead of the usual 8 p.m.

REMEMBER:   The Library will be closed on Friday, Feb. 24th, so that Library Staff may attend an all day continuing education conference!

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Upcoming events from the Library

Our last winter Lego Club will be held on Feb. 23rd (Thursday) from 4 – 5 p.m.  Our topic will be space.  Please watch the weather as the Library may be closed if the snow storm hits as forecasted!

The Library will be closed on Friday, Feb. 24th, so that library staff may attend an all-day continuing education conference.

Last Winter Story Time will be on Monday, Feb. 27th, from 4 – 5 p.m.  Our topic will be “Winter Birds”.

Sign-up now for the Toddler Time which will be held on Mondays in March from 4:30 – 5 p. m.  An adult must stay with the two or three year old during this time.  Call 387-2032 or stop by the library to register your child.

The March Selection for the Book Discussion Group is now available.  Come check out the title “The BOOB Girls III: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12-Sandhills and Shadows” by Joy Johnson.  The group will be meeting on March 20th to share thoughts on the book.

Blind Date with a Book will end on Feb. 28th.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Class held each Wednesday from 4 – 6 p.m.

Dr. Seuss Hour for Read Across the Nation will be held on March 2nd from 4 -5  p.m.  This is open to all Dr. Seuss lovers!

Library Board Meeting will be held on March 2nd at 5 p.m.  The agenda is posted at the Library.

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Library Foundation Board Meeting Agenda

AINSWORTH LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING

February 16, 2017 at 7 p.m.

AGENDA

1.         Call meeting to order

2.         Roll call

3.         Approve minutes

4.         Treasurer’s Report

5.         Approve bills for payment

6.         Gift Transaction List from November 2016 – February 2017

7.         Library Improvements

a.         Island Top Installed

b.         Shelving for Local History Room installed

c.         Re-upholstering of chair completed

d.         Small end table by fireplace

e.         Outside work ?

8.         2017-2018 Nonprofit Corporation Biennial Report

9.         2016 Income Tax Forms

10.       Bill of Rights Exhibit

11.       Nebraska Maker Space Grant

12.       Blind Date with a Book

13.       Winter Programming for children:  Story time; Lego Club; Toddler Time; Dr. Seuss Hour

14.       ESL Class (English as a Second Language)

15.       Book Basket Auction Fundraising Event-Nov. 18th

16.       Set next meeting date/time

17.       Adjournment

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Blind Date with a Book

You shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover.  Put your trust in fate and choose a book without knowing the title, maybe you will fall in love.

The Blind Date with a Book will run all of February.  Readers that dare to try a blind date with a book will have their name put a drawing for a relaxation gift.

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