Blue Earth Community Library
Library Board Minutes
March 8, 2010
Members present: Ann Ekse, Wilma Bittinger, John Huisman, Kathleen Benz,Kay Nemanic,Lennie Clement and director Eva Gaydon.
Members Absent: Amalia Olson
Meeting called to order at 4:15 p.m. by President John Huisman
The minutes were approved as printed.
There was no Director’s Report
There was no old business
1.The copier currently being used on a trial basis is from Metro sales, and if we decide not to purchase, there will be a $500.00 pickup fee. As they have been prompt and reilable vendors, it was decided on a motion by Wilma Bittinger with a second from Ann Ekse to remain with Metro Sales.
2. The new rotation delivery system to Bricelyn and Frost was discussed. Deliveries of materials were sent to these locations and were approved by both of these areas. Frost and Bricelyn have approximately 20-30 checkouts/month.
3. The 2010 budget was considered. In anticipation of the proposed
The summer reading program was discussed, with the idea of possibly finding someone to sponsor this. Incentive prizes cost around $800.00 last summer.
It was noted that we still have $20,000 available from the Steinberg bequest. The board felt that perhaps these funds should be invested in an instrument that returns more than the interest-bearing savings account to which they are presently attached. Ms. Gaydon will check if it is possible to purchase a certificate of deposit.
Ann Ekse, Secretary