Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

January 9, 2006



Members Present:  Wilthea Eckhardt, Gail Pearson, Lennie Clement, Vernice Mensing, Wilma Bittinger, Amalia Olson, City Council Liason Dick Maher, and Director Eva Gaydon

Absent: Julie Perrizo

Meeting Called to order at 4:05pm


Motion made by Lennie Clement to accept January Bills, seconded by Wilthea Eckhardt. Motion approved.


Motion made by Lennie Clement to accept December minutes, seconded by Vernice Mensing.  Motion approved.


Directors Report


Donations received so far in 2006 is $1450, $1200 from the American legion to go towards new carpeting and $250 from Michael and Lola Hendrickson for audio books.



Old Business

2006 budget is set. The library can add hours to a current position but must stay within the allotted hours designated to the library.

Local authors John Anderson and Nathan Jorgenson will be at the library January 23 at 6:30pm and February 23 at 6:30pm respectively as part of the winter reading program. 


New Business


Board members reviewed library policies and made necessary changes. Discussed whether to remove the “no chat room and no games policy”.  After serious discussion of staff time spent monitoring patrons, accountability of the library, potential dangers to children using chat rooms the board would like the city attorney’s view on any possible liability issues before making any decisions.


No president elected.  Committee members are as followed:

Building & Maintenance committee Lennie Clement, Amalia Olson

Finance committee Gail Pearson, Vernice Mensing, Wiletha Eckhardt

Personnel Committee Gail Pearson, Vernice Mensing, Wilma Bittinger

Technology Committee Lennie Clement, Wilma Bittinger

Selection Committee Wilthea Eckhardt, Amalia Olson


Meeting adjourned at 5:10pm