BLUE EARTH COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Library Board Minutes
June 8, 2015 – 4:30 pm

 

Members present:  Cindy Lyon, Cindy Shure, Kathy Benz, Wilma Bittinger, Director Eva Gaydon and City Administrator Tim Ibisch.

Meeting called to order at 4:30 by Tim Ibisch.

Minutes:  May 2015 minutes were reviewed and approved.

Bills:  May expense report reviewed and approved.

Director’s Report:

1)  A Textile Art Show will be held at the library June 11, 12 and 13, featuring Yvonne Cory’s apron
     
collection. 
Two presentations will be given by Yvonne, one at 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 11 and one
      at 1 PM on Saturday, June 13.

2)  Cindy Shure is volunteering at the library this summer to meet hours with MN Reading Corps.

3)   The library will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day.

4)  Arvig won the bid to provide internet service at the library.  They will be upgrading the band width
      this month which will increase the library’s internet speed.

5)   A Teen section is being set up in the library with new raised tables and chairs.  A survey was taken
       among 6th graders to find out how to better serve the teen patrons of the library. 
The summer
      reading program is getting started now that school is out.

6)   Friends of the Library held a training session with the SMIF representative, Alissa Blaha.  Their first
      project will be the construction and installation of a Free Little Library to be built by Dave Eckhardt.
 
     
It will be installed in Putnam Park, near the front entrance. 
The FOL group is also planning several
     fundraisers for this fall and beyond.

                                April 2015 Stats (some missing because of issues with new automation system)
                               
Circulation                           2491                                     ILL borrowed                    
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                                Items added                          94                                       ILL Loaned                          
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                                Users added                        129                                       Zinio circ                             0

Old Business:
1)  
TC Players have not yet paid the rent for use of the basement.

New Business:
1)  
Next month’s board meeting may be held at Putnam Park to inspect the FOL’s first project, Free
     
Little Library that Dave Eckhardt is going to build.
      Motion to adjourn at 5:10. 
Next meeting will be July 13, 2015.

Respectfully submitted

Wilma Bittinger, Secretary