Yutan Public Library Board Minutes 

January 6, 2020 Members Present: Nate, Mumm, Lynn Hapke, Mary Kay Arp, Meg Stafford and Mary Jo Robinson 

Library Employees Present: Laurie Van Ackeren and Lisa Leahy 

  1. Meeting was called to order at 7:00. Open Meeting Act-posted on west wall. 
  2. Visitors – Cole Bockelman, Yutan City Administrator 
  3. Minutes 
  4. Motioned by Mary Jo Robinson b. Second by Mary Kay Arp C. YEA 
  5. Old Business – Laurie was able to donate our old book deposit box to a Lincoln Elementary School. We have confirmation that the Yutan Library Foundation will pay for our new book cases. 
  6. New Business – We need more sitting chairs. Laurie will continue to search for some affordable chairs. 

Directors Report 

Patron visits were down (263) and checkouts totals were down by 68 when compared to November. Overdrive checkouts were slightly down by 6. The Library collected $10.30 in fines for the month of November, 

  1. Motion to Approve Emergency and Safety Policy and Overdue Book Policy
  2. Motioned by Lynn Hapke b. Second by Mary Jo Robinson c. YEA 

Special events held by the library, crochet, adult book club, toddler time, and coffee attendance was down from November. The Ribbon Bow Class was beautiful and attended by 9. 

The Headdress Ornament Class, given by Mary Jo, Vicki and Leslie had 2 attendees. The Cookie Exchange went pretty well but the Buddy the Elf Night had to be cancelled. The Coffee Holiday Potluck dinner was a resounding success with 16 in attendance. Special events planned for January include Bingo, Adult Craft, Shutterfly, Junk Journals, diy/Scented Bookmarks and Cootie Night. 

  1. Claims/Financials (See attached) 
  2. Motion to Approve the Claims/Financials 
  3. Motioned by Mary Kay Arp b. Second by Lynn Hapke c. YEA 
  4. Motion to Adjourn 
  5. Motioned by Mary Kay Arp b. Second by Lynn Hapke c. YE

The next Library Board meeting will be February 3, 2020 at 7:00PM.

Yutan Public Library

Director Report for October 2019

The Library Board meeting was held on November 11, 2019 at 7pm.

In attendance were:  Nathan Mumm (President), Meg Stafford (Secretary), Mary Jo Robinson, Mary Kay Arp & Lynn Hapke

Director Laurie Van Ackeren also present.

Guests:  None

Revenue:  Total $3.95 in fines were collected.

Circulation Statistics:  511

Member Amount Saved:  $5,565.86

OverDrive (ebooks) Check Outs:  173

Patron Visits:           Total – 394

Adults – 267

Juv – 127

Programs offered in October:  Coffee Time, Toddler Storytime, Crochet Hour, Adult Book Club (Discussion and Dessert Book Club), Pumpkins in the Park (coordinated with the City of Yutan), Escape Room and Teen Read Week.

The next Library Board meeting will be December 2, 2019 at 7pm.

Yutan Public Library

Director Report for November 2018

Revenue:  Total $21.71 in fines were collected.

Circulation Statistics:  384

Member Amount Saved:  $6,423.85

OverDrive (ebooks) Check Outs:  119

Patron Visits:      Total – 468

Adults – 212

Juv – 256

Programs offered in November:  Coffee Time, Toddler Time, Crochet Hour, Adult Book Club, Veterans Day Coffee and Cookies and Special Guest Story Time Reader every Monday (Thank you to our guest readers:  Mary Kay Arp, Meg Murray, Mary Jo Robinson and Eric Wilke).

We are currently working on our re-accreditation with the State of NE and the Bibliostat Survey with the NE Library Commission.

The Yutan Library Board Meeting was cancelled for December due to holiday conflicts.  The next meeting will be January 7, 2019 at 7pm.

Yutan Public Library

Director Report for August 2019

The Library Board meeting was held on September 9, 2019 at 7pm.

In attendance were:   Mary Jo Robinson, Meg Stafford, Mary Kay Arp & Virginia Wageman

Absent:  Nathan Mumm

Director Laurie Van Ackeren and Librarian Viki Miller also present.

Guests:  None

Revenue:  Total $4.70 in fines were collected.

Circulation Statistics:  681

Member Amount Saved:  $ 7,244.22

OverDrive (ebooks) Check Outs:  178

Patron Visits:           Total – 492

Adults – 300

Juv – 192

Programs offered in August:  Coffee Time, Crochet Hour, Adult Book Club (Discussion and Dessert Book Club), and the Adult Summer Reading Program Party.

The next Library Board meeting will be October 7, 2019 at 7pm.