Board Meeting Minutes

November Board Meeting Minutes

The Rock County Public Library Board met Nov. 27, 2019 for their regular board meeting at the library.   President Jane Klemesrud called the meeting to order at 5:35 with board members: Jane Klemesrud, Debbie Morrison, Cheryl Hart and Macey Lackaff, (library director) present. Ryan Roggasch and Kristie Beard were absent.

Jane informed the visitors of the location of the posted Nebraska Open Meeting Act.

Cheryl read the minutes of the previous meeting. Debbie moved that the minutes be approved.  Jane seconded.  Motion approved unanimously.

Debbie gave the Treasurer’s report.  See attached copy.

No visitors were present.

Macey gave her librarian’s report.  See attached copy.

For old business, no new bookmobile bids have been given.  The library closed at 3:30 on Halloween for Trunk or Treat event downtown.

In new business, Jane emailed Ass’n of Bookmobile and Outreach Services and they said they could list the bookmobile for us in Specialty Vehicle Services.  Macey will list it following the Vendor Fair (where she will be selling books from it and have a for sale sign in it) The PTO committee report was discussed and the board will meet at a special meeting on Dec. 9 at 5:00 p.m. to make changes to the policy.  A Holiday Open House will be held Dec. 11 from 4-7 p.m.  Board members will make cookies.  Accreditation was approved and we are at the Silver Level.  This will be valid until Dec. 2022.  A schematic design was given from J.R. Hewgley & Associates for the library renovation.  Ideas were shared and discussion will continue.

Bills were gone over and Cheryl made a motion to approve the bills.  Debbie seconded.  Motion approved.

Macey reported 6 students from Pony Lake came Nov.12th, 8 adults attended the Book discussion on the book, This Blessed Earth on Nov. 19th, 15 First Graders visited on Nov. 20th, Macey visited Long Term Care on Nov. 21st, 11 children attended the preschool story hour on Nov. 22nd, and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten was started this month with 6 children signed up. This is a free program.

Next meeting will be Dec. 23rd, 2019 at 5:30 at the library.

Cheryl made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:35.  Debbie seconded.  Motion approved unanimously.

Respectfully submitted by Cheryl Hart, recording secretary