Minutes of the Lebanon Public Library Board of Trustees

MAY 26, 2004


President Jane Myers called the meeting to order.  Board members present were David Koehler, Linda Jones, Sally Tanselle, and Marsha Truitt.  Jon Nixon and Sharon Wood were excused.  Others attending the meeting were David Truitt, Board Attorney, Dan Sulkoske, Kramer, Brian Smith, Donna Boone, Jolien Catlin, Jennifer Millikan, SIRSI, and Kay Martin, Director.


The secretary’s report was shared.  David K. made the motion and Sally gave the second to approve the minutes as corrected (the spelling of Jon Nixon’s name).


David K. presented the treasurer’s report.  He wished to “commend Kay and Glenna for good stewardship on spending wisely.”


Claims were reviewed.  Sally made the motion and Marsha gave the second to approve and pay the claims.


Dan Sulkoske gave an update on the building project and upcoming meetings of importance.  Plan Commission meets on Monday, June 21.  Storm Water Management meets on Monday, June 28, at 5:30.  BZA meets on Monday, July 5.


The 100 Year Birthday Celebration will be held on June 8.  Many of the ideas to be implemented came from Board member, Linda Jones three years ago.  The Friends of the Library will have the celebration catered.  A roll call of all former directors and board members will be read.  Donna will be making banners in 10-year increments.  Jeff Thompson, State Representative, and Barbara Maxwell, State Librarian, will both speak.  Justin Evans will provide music on his keyboard.  Jamey Hickson and Vivian Bokesh have been working hard to collect all the names.


Kay reported that the Library Night at Garfield’s was a big success and that the Library has been asked to come back in 6 months.  The Library made $150 from Garfield’s and $20 from donations.  Summer help is in place with Dan Frampton in tech services and Ted Klyce and Caroline Scott working upstairs.  New part-time help are Tammy Culley, Children’s Roving Books, Marsha Baumgartner, Circulation and Payroll, and Penny Marsh, part-time evening.


The “Go Live” on the new computer checkout system went well.  The Library was closed in the morning to prepare.  Mayor Jim Acton cut the ribbon and all but two or three staff members were present.


The Summer Reading Program is called “Caution:  Readers at Work.”  Kay, Chrissy Johnson, and Suzanne Walker have visited most of the elementary schools to share the program.


Jolien asked that an amnesty gift (fine) to the community be extended through the end of June.  Marsha made the motion and Linda gave the second.


Under old business, the Library received a check on May 7, 2004 in the amount of $74, 856.12 from Trotter Farm.  This was for the sale of 123.23 acres.  We were 1 of 16 to receive this share.


The next Board meeting will be Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 4:00pm.


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Jane Myers, President                                                Marsha Truitt, Secretary