Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

Nov. 8, 2010, 4:15 pm


Members present: John Huisman, Kathleen Benz, Lennie Clement, Wilma Bittinger and director Eva Gaydon. Members absent:  Ann Ekse; excused, Kay Nemanic; resigned


Meeting called to order at 4:15 p.m. by President John Huisman.


Minutes approved:

The October minutes were approved as printed.


Approved bills: 

The motion was made by Wilma Bittinger and seconded by Kathleen Benz to approve payment of October bills. Motion carried.


Director’s Report:

The Halloween Costume Party was a success.  The library will be closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and on Nov. 25, 26, & 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 


Kay Nemanic has resigned from the board due to a change in employment. There are now 2 vacancies on the board.  The board was asked for recommendations for new members.   


Old Business:



New Business:

Eva presented information on the possible purchase of an e-book reader.  Different models retail for $150 - $189.  Each time a patron checks out an e-book reader they would be allowed to download one book.  The cost of that book would be paid for from the library account. Eva will get a copy of the complete policy used by the North Mankato library which already lends e-readers. She will also try to bring in a couple of different brands of e-readers for the next board meeting to help with the decision process.


Motion to adjourn carried unanimously at 4:40.  Next meeting will be Dec. 13, 2010.


Respectfully submitted



Wilma Bittinger