Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

April 9, 2012

4:35 pm


Members present: Sue Ellingsen, Kathleen Benz, Wilma Bittinger, Director Eva Gaydon


Meeting called to order at 4:35 p.m. by Eva.



March minutes were approved

Approved bills: 

A motion for payment of monthly bills was made by Wilma, seconded by Kathleen and approved. 


Director’s Report:

Eva reported that the library had some wind damage on the exterior of the building which will result in some window replacement and repair before a new sign is installed on the front of the building.


The article in the Faribault Register concerning The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet was well received.  The group will give a free concert at the library on April 23 at 2PM.


Traci continues to prepare the workshops for the summer reading program.  Eva will produce the brochure advertizing the events.


Old Business:


Eva continues to work on the up coming writers workshop.  She will be taking a tour of the Methodist Church to make sure it will work out for such an event.  The board agreed that September 8th would be a good date for the event, and Eva will verify this date with the presenters.  The next best choice would be Sept. 15th.


New Business:

Sue Elllingsen brought in some clippings about a library of similar size to Blue Earth who held a bake sale to raise funds for the library.  Eva pointed out that the library as a city government entity is not allowed to fund raise.  However she will check to see if there is some way another group could do so and donate the funds to the library.  She will also see if the Register is willing to carry a column on a regular basis listing the new books obtained at the library.


Motion to adjourn was made at 4:55 and carried unanimously. Next meeting will be May, 14, 2012


Respectfully submitted


Wilma Bittinger