Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

May 9, 2011, 4:25 pm


Members present: Kathleen Benz, Lennie Clement, Wilma Bittinger and director Eva Gaydon.


Meeting called to order at 4:25 p.m. by Lenny Clement


Minutes approved:

The March minutes were approved as printed.


Bills Approved: 

The motion was made & seconded to approve payment of February bills. Motion carried.


Directorís Report:

Eva reported on progress with E-book services.  TDS received a grant that will provide free one Nook e-reader for each library.  Another grant was received that will provide each county with one e-reader, one I pad, and one smart phone. How these items will be assigned to a particular library in each county is not known.


The board previewed the brochures for the summer reading programs.  There will be separate programs for children, teens and adult. 


Board members previewed the rotation delivery contract update that includes Kiesterís changes.  The printed contract has to be signed by the Mayor.


Old Business:

Efforts continue to find more library board members.  Applications will be dropped off at the school offices in an effort to get high school students involved, as well as any other adults. 


New Business:

Blue Earth Town and Country Players are in the process of moving their props and costumes into the basement of the library and are very happy with the space. 


Motion to adjourn carried unanimously at 4:50. 


Respectfully submitted


Wilma Bittinger

Secretary Pro Tem