LIBRARY MEETING

 

         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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88150825438pwd=ZlQyN0ZHcjlTKzIrSkFWZlBXZlFLQT09

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

                                  

                           BUSINESS:

 

  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 Owl.com. 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.

*Business:

*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

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