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MEDFORD WISCONSIN PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD. Monday August 19, 2019

MEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

Monday August 19, 2019

FRANCES L. SIMEK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

CALL TO ORDER: President Dan Miller called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM.

 

ROLL CALL: Board members present: Dan Miller, John DeBruyne, Laura Holmes and Bethany Leao. Wendy Plawski, Marsha Klingbeil, and Rachel Hackel excused.

 

SECRETARY PRO TEM:

 

VISITORS:  Library Director Erica Clarkson and staff member Cathy Shaw.

 

CITIZEN(S) AND/OR DELEGATIONS:

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATIONS:

 

APPROVAL OF BOARD MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING, July 15, 2019:  After review of the minutes, a motion was presented by DeBruyne and seconded by Leao that the minutes be approved. All ayed. Motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF BILLS:  After review, a motion was made by Holmes and seconded by DeBruyne to approve the detailed bills totaling $20,756.94 and direct charges of $1,859.77. Roll call vote: DeBruyne-Yes, Miller-Yes, Leao-Yes, Holmes-Yes. (4 Yes; 0 No).  Motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION OF INCOME/EXPENSE STATEMENTS:  Clarkson reported that the 2019 year-to-date expenditures were 69.84% of the budget.

 

DISCUSSION/APPROVAL OF LIBRARY REPORT:  Clarkson made the following highlights to the July 2019 Library Report:

  • YTD circulation is up from last year by 7,699.
  • Summer Reading Program up this year with 165 more people signed up.  
  • Staff attended Hazard Communication Training.
  • Adult DVD’s totaled 3,350; Easy Readers this month totaled 3,209.
  • Friends of the Library made their Bi-Annual Book Donation of $600.

 

A motion was made by DeBruyne and seconded by Leao to approve the July 2019 Library Report.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  Clarkson made the following highlights to the July 2019 Director’s Report:

  • Our Library hit record numbers of checkouts twice this summer in the history of our Library.
  • Summer Reading Program is now finished.
  • Harry Potter Book Night recorded 250 people.
  • Air conditioner is being fixed, parts ordered.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE AND OTHER REPORTS: 

  • Liaison—Hackel
  • Executive Committee—Miller, DeBruyne, Leao
  • Policy Committee—DeBruyne, Plawski, Klingbeil
  • Budget Committee—Leao, Holmes, Hackel
  • Friends Activities—via newsletter
  • County Library Board-Miller, Hackel

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Discussion/Recommendation: Policy Pages 40-44 reviewed.

 

FUTURE BUSINESS:

 

SET NEXT MEETING DATE:  The next regular Library Board meeting was set for Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. at the Frances L. Simek Memorial Library.

 

Adjournment:  At 5:25 PM amotion to adjourn the meeting was made by Holmes and seconded by DeBruyne.

 

 

Submitted by:

 

 

Bethany Leao
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