Library Board Meeting minutes


Loup City Library Board Meeting.   October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM

Those present included:  Cathay Placzek, Brittany Panowicz, Amy Kowalski, Yvonne Griffin, Karen Anderson, and Audrey Heil. 

Minutes from the September meeting and special meeting were read. Yvonne Griffin made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Amy Kowalski seconded the motion. Motion carried.  

Bills in the amount of $2,837.98 were presented. A motion to pay the bills was made by Cathy Placzek and seconded by Brittany Panowicz. Motion carried.  

Old Business: 

Microfilm Machine:  Awaiting call back from company and repair man.  

Digital Archives: Loup City and Litchfield schools were contacted to assess possible usage by school kids of a digital archives. 

Summer Reading certificates and chamber bucks have been distributed.  

Magician/Cowgirl Peg programming:  Information on these programs was sent to Mr. Reikofski 

Universal Laser System:  Yvonne has contacted the Senior Center regarding utilizing the Universal Laser System. Book marks made on the Universal Laser by Karen Anderson were distributed at the Parent Teachers Conferences. 

Banned Books Week: Linda Wilke Heil and Bonnie Reiter won the Banned Books drawings for Subway Gift Cards.  

New Business: 

Halloween treats will be available on Halloween. A conference game is scheduled for that day.  

International Week of Games is early November. Kids who play games after school are interested in some new games. This would be a great time to trial new games. Board members Karen Anderson and Yvonne Griffin are going to check their game closets for possible donations.  It was suggested to put a wish list online for items the library could use which people who might be downsizing would be glad to donate.  

Coding for Cookies planned for early December to promote computer coding by patrons. 

Outreach:  Are there ways to reach people in the community who do not know about the library or library services available? Possibly utilizing marquee messaging more for events. Special after school programs on Tuesday and Thursday were suggested. Some suggestions were: Blocks, Lego Club, and STEM projects.  Bookmarks and fliers for Preschool folders would reach the population who are not visiting the library with their class on a routine basis.  

Meeting adjourned at 5:22 following a motion by Yvonne Griffin which was seconded by Brittany Panowicz.  

Thank you.