Minutes of The Lebanon Public Library Board of Trustees

September 25, 2000


              Jane Myers, Ruth Lucas, Sharon Wood, Linda Jones, Huck Lewis, Marsha Truitt, and Director Kay Martin were present. Ron Morelock arrived late. Todd Myers, the Library’s attorney was present.

Anna Mae Hartsock was in the audience.

The secretary’s reports from August 28 and September 11 were approved. Linda made the motion and Huck gave the second.

Ruth Lucas gave an updated treasurer’s report.

Huck gave an update on the Building Committee. Lease information and new appraisals on the Lawler Building are coming in. When this information is complete, Todd will offer a new bid on behalf of the Library Board.

Yvonne Welty, the new Adult Services Librarian, introduced herself to the Board.

It was decided the Library will again donate a basket to the ILF silent auction in April 2001. Kay said we have received nice publicity from this event and many libraries comment on our Library’s basket. The money is used for scholarships. Ruth made the motion and Sharon gave the second that the Library Board sponsor a basket (worth approximately $35.00)) to Time Warner for their United Way Raffle. Time Warner has been very supportive of the Library in many ways.

Kay mentioned computer repairs and the names of Chad Martin and Scott Strong, who work for the Lebanon Community School Corporation, were suggested. Chad has his own private computer business.

Under new business, changing the Library’s hours was discussed. A motion was made by Huck and seconded by Ruth to change the hours of operation to the Library opening at 9:00 A. M. Monday through Thursday and closing at 6:00 P. M. on Friday’s, and during the months of June, July and August to close on Saturdays at 2:00 P. M, During the fall, winter, and spring opening at 9:00 A. M. Monday through Thursday will add an extra half hour to the times the Library is open. There were two dissenting votes, Jane and Ron. For Veteran’s Day, the Library will close on Monday instead of Saturday. The motion was made by Huck and seconded by Ruth.

The first reading of the Internet policy will be in October.

Anna Mae Hartsock requested that we have Internet filtering software installed on the computers, especially in the Children’s room.



              Linda made the motion and Huck gave the second to continue the ILF membership for Trustees and Institutional membership.

              Kay has appointed Fern to the Ivan Board to represent the Library, and the Board agreed to this appointment.

              The Tuition Reimbursement Policy was signed.

              Ron made the motion to approve the claims and Ruth gave the second.


Next meeting, Monday October 30, 2000 at 4:30 P. M.



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Marsha Truitt, Secretary                         Jane Myers, President