Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

Sept. 10, 2012

4:30 pm


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


Meeting called to order at 4:30 by John



August minutes were approved.


Bills:  Approved on motion by Sue, second by Kathleen


Director’s Report:

1.  First Blue Earth Valley Writers’ Conference went very well.  22 paid in advance attendees and 2 walk-ins.  Everyone was pleased with the job done by the caterer, Julie Stevermer.  All the presenters were praised by attendees as well. 

2.  Library staff is working on plans for the annual library Halloween costume party.  Donations of baked goods or bags of candy will be welcomed. 


Old Business:


1.  2013 budget was discussed.  Eva tried to clarify the confusion on what items need to be increased for the coming year.  Adjustments need to be made regarding the cost of delivering services to the 3 other libraries served by Blue Earth-some funds need to be attributed to different categories.  At this point, the amounts are only estimates. 

2.  Time of board meeting will be discussed again next month as 4:15 works better for some board members. New members are still needed.  


New Business:


Motion to adjourn was made at 4.55 and carried unanimously. Next meeting will be October 8th, 2012.


Respectfully submitted


Wilma Bittinger