Library Foundation Gift Transaction List From February to May 2018

The following memorials were received from February to May by the Ainsworth Library Foundation:

In memory of Mr. Monte Osborn; Ms. Chaeley Ruegge; and Mr. Tom Coble from the Ainsworth Community Schools

In memory of Mr. Jim Hoffschneider from Mr. and Mrs. Russell Widdowson; Mr. & Mrs. David Spann; Ms. Arleen Hansen; Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Harr; Mr. and Mrs. Scott Watts; Ms. Bridget Hansen; Ms. Lise Marie Wieseman; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bauer; and Ms. Rachel Keller

In memory of Mr. Roger McCoy from Mr. and Mrs. Mike Baxter

In memory of Mr. Rodney Bretz from Mrs. Cheryl Arrowsmith

In memory of Mr. Gerald “Shorty” Schipporiet from Mrs. Cheryl Arrowsmith

The Library thanks each and every donor. Your support of the Library is greatly appreciated!

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Minutes from the June Library Board Meeting

The Ainsworth Library Board held its regular monthly meeting on June 6, 2018 at the Ainsworth Public Library. This meeting was advertised on the radio, in the newspaper, at the Library, and on the Library website. The meeting was called to order at 5:02 p.m. Notice was given on the posting of the Open Meeting Act. Roll call showed three members present. They included Todd Flynn, Phyllis Leach, and Alane Lentz. Members that were absent included Traci Alberts and Pedro Bordes. Library Director, Gail Irwin, was also present for the meeting.

Alane Lentz made the motion to approve the minutes. Todd Flynn seconded this. Vote showed all in favor. Board did a budget spending review. Alane Lentz moved to approve the claims for payment which Phyllis Leach seconded. All voted in favor of. The Monthly Library Report was presented for May as well as a list of titles purchased that month.

The purchase of the Button Maker was discussed. It was noted that the Director completed a donation request for this. The form has been completed and submitted. This will run through the Library Foundation as it needs to be a 501 c3 organization. If no word is heard in six weeks, the library will purchase this as planned earlier. A report has been sent to the Library Commission on the Innovation Studio Grand which listed the names of local trainers, emails, if they were library staff, extension educator, or community volunteer as well as which machines they trained people on.

The Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” was discussed. Registration numbers for the different age groups were shared: 9 Toddlers, 9 Preschoolers, 11 K-1st Graders, and 16 in the 2nd-4th Grade group. A Music Coloring Contest will be held for Preschool to 8th grade. Completed coloring page must be returned by July 14th. We have 10 prizes to give away (Coloring Journal and Colored Pencils).

The Lego Guy will be at our library on June 8th at 2 p.m. This is being sponsored by the Library Foundation. Ads on the radio and the motel room costs will be shared with Rock County Library. The Library will pay for the newspaper ad. Five Door Prizes will be given away which consist of building blocks like LEGO’s to make a vehicle and driver inside it.

The State Aide for 2018 has arrived in the amount of $1,194. The awarded amount was determined by the following formula:
Base payment for libraries with a service population under 8,000 $565
Per capital payment of $0.073 x legal service population of 1,626 $119
1% incentive payment for addition public funds of $11,000 $110
Incentive payment for Gold Accreditation $400
Total $1,194
This state aid payment is not intended to replace local funds for the library, but to provide for enhanced services over and above those provided through local funding. Libraries must demonstrate ongoing local support by meeting the maintenance of effort requirement established by the Library Commission (meaning that the library’s local income from public funds for library operations is equal to or greater than the lowest annual income for the three previous years.

The fax machine stopped working the first of May. Prices for a new machine were shared with the Board. Phyllis Leach made the motion to purchase the Brother InteliFAX-2840 from Office Product Center for $350. Alane Lentz seconded this with all members voting in favor of.

Discussion was held on the goals and objectives for the Library Three Year Plan and the Library Accreditation guidelines. This will be continued at the next meeting.

The 2018-2019 Budget proposal for the upcoming year was worked on. Information from the City Clerk’s Office was shared. The budget request will be finalized at the next meeting.

Information was shared on workshops/meetings attended by staff and board members. It was noted that the Library Foundation Board meeting was held on May 17th. They plan on holding a Garden Walk fundraiser in July. It was noted that 13 CEU hours are still needed by the Board for their certification. Information was shared with Todd Flynn are some upcoming workshops.

Under correspondence, several thank you notes were shared from Elkhornetts Club on the tour of the Makerspace; from Ashley Titus on working with her at Little Paws Preschool, and from Little Paws Preschool for library service this past school year. Articles of interest from library journals and newsletters were shared.

The next meeting date/time was set for July 11th 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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LEGO GUY PROGRAM ON JUNE 8

We are so excited! The LEGO Guy will be at our library on June 8th at 2 p.m.

No charge to attend. Hope to see you there!

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Library Board Agenda for June Meeting

AINSWORTH LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
June 6, 2018 at 5 p.m.
AGENDA
1. Call meeting to order

2. Notice of the posting of the Open Meeting Act

3. Roll call

4. Approve minutes

5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review

6. Monthly Library Report/List of Titles Purchased

7. Makerspace
a. Purchase of Button Maker
b. List of Local Trainers for Library Commission on the Library Innovation Studio Grant

8. Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock”
a. Registration numbers for different groups
b. LEGO Guy Programing-June 8th at 2 p.m.
c. Coloring Contest

9. 2018 State Aide Award Letter

10. Fax Machine

11. Library Three Year Plan/Library Accreditation

12. 2018-2019 Budget Request

13. Workshops/Meetings:
a. Library Foundation Board Meeting-May 17th
b. Board Continuing Education

14. Correspondence:
a. Thank you card from Elkhornetts Club
b. Thank you from Ashley Titus
c. Thank you from Little Paws Preschool
d. Articles of interest from library journals and newsletters

15. Set next meeting date/time

16. Adjournment

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The LEGO Guy is coming to the Library

Coming soon!!!!!

Curtis Mork-The Lego Guy!

Mark the date now so you don’t miss him and all the Lego fun.

The Lego Guy will be at the Library on June 8th at 2 p.m

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Library Will Be Closed For Memorial Day

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 28th TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY.

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Minutes of May Library Board Meeting

The Ainsworth Library Board Meeting was held on May 2, 2018 at the Ainsworth Public Library.This meeting was advertised in the local newspaper, over the radio, on the library website, and posted at the Library. The meeting was called to order at 5 p.m. Notice was given on the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act. Roll call showed all members present. We welcomed a new board member, Pedro Bordes. Mark Kovar’s term expired the end of April.

Traci Alberts made a motion to approve the minutes with one correction: Mark Kovar’s term expires on April 30th not on the 31st. Todd Flynn seconded this with all members voting in favor of. Phyllis Leach moved to approve the claims for payment. Pedro Bordes seconded this motion with all members voting in favor of. The Monthly Library Report was presented as well as a list of titles purchased.

The Makerspace Grant was discussed. Usage/training/tours done the first week of April were shared. Copies of the inventory completed as well as the funds collected and forwarded to Library Commission on the consumables were shared. Packing up of the equipment was done on April 9th. The machines went to Neigh from here. It was noted that Morgan Osborn’s last payment from the Makerspace Internship grant was issued to her. A review was given on the Makerspace Survey which ran from May 2nd to May 26th. We had a total of 35 responses. Summary of Survey:
Did you have the opportunity to tour, train, or create with the Makerspace while at the Library: 85.7% yes 14.3% no
Do you think that the Library should have some type of makerspace equipment permanently available: 94.1% Yes 5.9% no
Would you use makerspace equipment if we had a permanent studio at the Library:
94.1% yes 5.9% no
Indicate your top five choices for makerspace equipment:
1st choice-Button Maker 2nd Heat Press 3rd Vinyl Cutter 4th Heat Press 5th 3-D Printer
What is your age: 31.4% in 35-49 age group 25.7% in 50-64 age group 20% in 65 and up
17.1% in 18-34 age group 5.8%in the under 18 age group

Todd Flynn moved to purchase a Button Maker for the library since that was the top choice in the survey. Traci Alberts seconded this with all members voting in favor of.

It was noted that the Library had several displays from April 16-30th. The Clothesline Project displayed t-shirts created to raise awareness of violence against women. The Ainsworth Art Guild’s Spring Art Show was on exhibit with 80 people signing the guest book. Jo Irwin was the winner of the Art Basket.

The upcoming Summer Reading Program was discussed. The theme this year will be “Libraries Rock”. Fliers with the dates of events for the various age groups have been sent to the school, the preschools, and to home school families as well as in the newspaper and library website. Sign-Up period will run from May 1st – May 14th. There is an online form as well as paper forms at the library. It was noted that the Library Foundation will pay for the Lego Guy to be here on June 8th at 2 p.m. A coloring contest would be held during the month. Plans are being made to hold some Middle School activities in July. A bilingual language Story time will be held in July for the PreK-K-1st-and 2nd grade.

Craig Bernbeck had a landscaping request for the Board. He wanted to trade five buckets of large stone in exchange for five buckets of lava rock from around the library. No action was taken on this request as the board was not interested at this time.

The Board reviewed the Safety Policy, Emergency Procedures, and the Disruptive Behavior Policy. Discussion of these policies also brought up the need for a camera in the building, what the cost for a panic button would be, and the importance to document disruptive behavior or anger issues happening in the Library.

Alane Lentz gave a quick review of the webinar that she watched for Board Certification titled Serving Older Adults and Their Care Partners at your Library. It was noted that the Board still needed 13 more CU’s before the end of September. A list of free webinar’s for May was shared with the Board. Wanda and Gail attended the System’s 3 in 1 Workshop in Kearney on April 20th. This covered micro-makerspaces, Information Security/Privacy, and How to do an Escape Room. It was noted that the Library Foundation Board should be meeting on May 17th.

Under correspondence, a Soil Map of Brown County from 1933 was received from the UN of MO and a postcard of Ainsworth’s Main Street in 1943 was received from Fort Thomas, KY. Various articles of interest from library journals and newsletters were shared.

The next meeting date/time was set for June 6th at 5 p.m. Since there was no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 6 p.m.

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On-Line Registration Form for the Summer Reading Program

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SIGN-UP TIME FOR SUMMER READING PROGRAM

It is that time of year again, registration time for the Summer Reading Program at the Ainsworth Public Library! The theme for this year’s Reading Program will be “Libraries Rock”. The June program will include music, dance, sound, song writing, and all kinds of instruments in the weekly topics. We even have a special program with the Lego Guy coming on June 8th.

Programing is planned for the toddlers, preschoolers, and students from K-4th grade. You may register your child/children from May 1st – May 14th for all of the summer fun. The on-line registration form may be found at www.libraries.ne.gov/ainsworth or visit the library to fill out a paper form. We go by the grade just completed in the school year 2017-2018. If your child has special needs you will need someone to stay and assist with the child.

Toddler Time for the children aged two and three, will be held on Tuesdays in June from 4:30-5 p.m. We do ask that an adult stay with the child during this time. Preschool Summer Storytime will be held in June from 1-2 p.m. for the four and five year olds that have not been to Kindergarten yet.

Fun Hours for the grade school students will be held on Thursdays (June 14th, June 21st, and June 28th). K-1st grade come from 1-2 p.m. and the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade will come from 3-4 p.m. Please note that for the first week of the Reading Program, the K-4th grade level of children will come on Friday, June 8th , for the LEGO Guy presentation at 2 p.m. Since the 4th of July will fall on the day that we usually hold the ending picnic, we will not be holding a picnic this year.

Music brings people together. Throughout history and around the world, music has been a special part of people’s lives. It continues to play a fundamental role in celebrations, self-expression, communication, connection, and daily life. Plan on having a “swingin’ summer” as we celebrate the fact that libraries rock! If you have any questions, please stop by the library or call 387-2032 for more information.

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Agenda for May Library Board Meeting

Ainsworth Library Board Meeting will be held on May 2nd starting at 5 p.m.
AGENDA
1. Call meeting to order
2. Notice of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act
3. Roll call/Welcome new member: Pedra Borales
4. Approve minutes
5. Approve claims for payment/Budget spending review
6. Monthly Library Report/List of Titles Purchased
7. Update on Makerspace Grant
a. Usage/training/tours to April 9th
b. Inventory/money collected for consumables/packing up of equipment
c. Makerspace Internship
d. Makerspace Survey
8. Exhibit/Displays
a. Clothesline Project Exhibit (April 16-30th)
b. Ainsworth Area Art Guild Spring Show
9. Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock”
a. Different age groups/dates of events
b. Sign-Up Period May 1st-May 14th (online plus at library)
c. Lego Guy June 8th 2 p.m.
d. Coloring Contest
10. Landscaping Request
11. Review/update Safety Policy/Emergency Procedures/Disruptive Behavior Policy
12. Start work on 2018-2019 budget
13. Workshops/Meetings:
a. Webinar: Serving Older Adults & Their Care Partners at Your Library-Hope Levy
Alane Lentz watched for Board Certification
b. 3 in 1 Workshop-Kearney-April 20th
c. Library Foundation Board Meeting-May 17
14. Correspondence:
a. Map of Brown County 1933 from Un of MO-Columbia, MO
b. Postcard of Ainsworth Main Street 1943 from Fort Thomas, KY
c. Articles of interest from Library Journals and Newsletters
15. Set next meeting date/time
16. Adjournment

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