The La Farge Library Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday,

         December 1, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. at the Lawton Memorial Library.    

   In an effort to reduce transmission of COVID-19, All participants are invited to join by  

                                Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 881 5082 5438     Passcode: Dp4u4D  Any questions, please call 608-625-2015.


                        AGENDA ITEMS:


  1. Call to Order/Roll Call

  2. Verification of meeting posting

  3. Approval of previous minutes

  4. Financial Report

  5. Statistical Report

  6. Friends Update

  7. Director’s Report




  1. Electronic Receipts form WRLS

  2. Winter Reading Program Plans    

  3. Public Comment      

  4. Next meeting date

  5. Adjourn  


                           Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer

         Posted 11/30/2020     

Lawton Memorial Library Board Meeting

Regular Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

*6: 15 p.m. Chair Barbara Melvin called the meeting to order. Due to reducing transmission of COVID-19,

participants participated via Zoom. Rachel was at the library in case anyone showed.

Roll Call - Present:

All board Members: Barbara Melvin, Carol Persons, Donna Niles, Georgia Everson, Gail Muller,

Gwendolyn Hatfield, and Kimberly Walker. Also, Librarian Rachel Clift.

*Verification of posting at the Bank, Post Office, and Village Office on November 30, 2020 was given.

*Hatfield moved, Niles seconded to approve the minutes from the October 6, 2020 meeting. (CatTied).

*Financial report: Reviewed the report from 1/1/2020 thru 11/30/2020. The balance is $23,625.45. Of this

amount, $1,134.3 5 is resource grant funds, $564.63 Gates grant funds, and $1,184.50 CROPP grant funds.

This leaves an operating budget of$20,741.97. The savings account has $17,363.98, plus the 2 CD's of

$3,925.93 and $9,527.76. Persons moved, Everson seconded to approve the financial report. (Carried).

*Statistical Report: The circulation activity sheets were sent the board prior to review. Rachel commented

circulation is up 19% this year, with more people checking items out. Other sheets sent show the curbside

requests and how many used the computers. The Take & Make Crafts are also popular.

*Friends Update: Carol reported the Friends started their online auction today, with 49 items/baskets to bid

on. Items can be found on Bidding The Friends are doing a fun candy counting contest until

December 181 \ where people guess the amount of candy in the container and win a prize. And possibly in

January, a snowman picture contest. Trying to do something each month.

*Directors Report:

**Things have been running well.

**Had a system wide directors meeting. Circulation is up all over. Computer use has been good, too.

**Working on a Bader grant for memory care. Getting things out for Seniors, like puzzle books, card

games, crafts, etc.

**Weekly online story time is continuing, along with the Take and Make craft bags. December's project is

a snow globe.

**Receiving new items in all the time.

**LAPA has bingo starting in the village for December. And the Park is nicely decorated with many lights.


*Electronic receipts form WRLS: It's a new bookkeeping from WRLS for people that pay their fines and

fees with a card online. Just received our reports for June thru October. We're averaging about $35 a month.

*Winter reading program plans: Planning bingo. For each square, people would read books from different

categories. When they bingo, they will receive a prize of a cute mug, donated by WRLS. After they win a

mug, every bingo after that, their name goes into a drawing for a grand p_rize in the end. This will start

January 41 h, after the holidays, and into February.

*No Public Comment.

*The next meeting was scheduled for January 26,2021, at 6:15p.m.

*Hatfield moved, Niles seconded to adjourn. (Carried). Adjourned at 6:38p.m.

Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer