Blue Earth Community Library
Library Board Minutes
August 13, 2012
Members present: John Huisman, Kathleen Benz, Sue Ellingsen and director
Members not in attendance: Lennie Clement and Wilma Bittinger
*Meeting called to order at 4:30 p.m. by President John Huisman.
On a Benz/Ellingsen motion, the minutes of the previous meeting were
Some discussion was held about budget items and how they are logged.
The Benz/Ellingsen motion to pay the monthly bills was approved.
the Summer Reading Program has ended and was successful
10 students (one middle school team, one high school) participated in
the Battle of the Books in St. Peter
check the library Facebook account for recent updates and pictures
The Writers Workshop mailings have been sent and posters are being
registrations are due Sept. 1 ($25/adults, $15 /students through grade 12
funding is through the Steinberg bequest
Kathy Benz and Sue Ellingsen volunteered to assist throughout the event
We were shown samples of the replacement materials that will be used
on the exterior/interior building work
New members are needed for the board
On a Benz/Ellingsen motion, the board approved the library Disruptive
Children Policy. This establishes a standard protocol for staff,
allowing staff to be proactive when disruptions occur.
The costume party will be the next big event after the Writers Workshop.
Town and country Players have paid their rent for costume storage.
The lower library space is serving their needs well.
Motion to adjourn carried unanimously at 5:00. Next meeting will be
Sept. 10, 2012.