Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Apr 10 2012 7:00 pm


Minutes of the Meeting
Of the
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
April 10, 2012
Trustees Present: J. Stockwell. M. Diedrich. M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson
Trustees Absent: K. Hughes, R. Barnes. Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Pres. E. Munson at 7:08 pm.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve minutes of the March meeting as presented. Ayes: M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $35,589.44. Ayes: M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, M.J.Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report, noting the library’s excellent fiscal position.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports.
Trustees reviewed legal notice regarding use of the meeting room and noted the the library is in compliance.
Trustees reviewed notification of health insurance rates for FY2013 which show no increase.
Trustees reviewed notification of IMRF rates for FY2013.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by K. Kucik, to approve leaving remainder of the donated funds in the Building fund.   Ayes: J. Stockwell, M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Evaluations for Library Director M. Zawacki were distributed and are to be completed and returned to Pres. E. Munson by 5/1/12. They are to be reviewed at May board meeting.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report.
Public Input
There was no public input.
Board Input
There was no board input.
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Meeting was adjourned by Pres. E. Munson at 7:30pm.
                                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                                                Kathleen Kucik, secretary


April 2012
  1. Plans for the library’s 30th anniversary:
The library’s 30th anniversary is November 15. Tentative plans right now include an Edible Book Contest on Sat., Nov. 10. Cash prizes would be awarded to the winners, with the public also being allowed to vote and be entered in raffles to win the entries. The contest would challenge creative readers and cooks to “illustrate” a book title or theme in three dimensions using edible ingredients. (We would serve actual bakery cake to those in attendance.) We’ll probably also do some kind of giveaway on that day, too. The Friends also suggested a “30 days of Johnsburg trivia” contest, which Melanie is currently working on. This would probably involve some kind of Facebook contest, but the details haven’t been worked out yet. 
  1. Report on new Adult Book Club:
We had 29 copies of the first book checked out, but only 9 people showed up for the meeting. That actually was a perfect size group for discussion, but Heather was disappointed that no one was interested in any online discussion group. We currently have 18 copies of the next selection, “The Blessings of the Animals” by Katrina Kittle, checked out.
  1. Tax info from county:
As of the time of mailing the board packets (Friday), we have not received info from the county on FY2013 tax income.
March 2012 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  9,298                                AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  300
VOLUMES ADDED:  358                                         VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 466
TOTAL VOLUMES: 59,740                                     TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,799
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 318                       ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 147                 
Respectfully submitted,
Maria Zawacki
Library Director