Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thanks for the Help!

Thanks to all the businesses and individuals for your donations to the Summer Library Program. Thanks to your generosity we had a great year!

132 kids signed up for the Summer Library Program
Over 300 prizes were given away
9 Programs were held with an average attendance of 46
8 Story Times were held with an average attendance of 27
316 Crafts were made at the Library
323 Guesses were made in the 9 guessing jars
1821 Children's Books were Checked Out


Thanks to all the Performers and Story Tellers - You were WONDERFUL!
Thanks to all the Teen Advisory Board Volunteers
Thanks to all the parents who bring their kids to the library
Thanks to all the Great Readers who make the summer so much fun!

2015 Children's SLP Winners


This year during the Summer Library Program the children had a choice of picking a prize or entering their name in a drawing for bigger prizes. This year's lucky winners were:


$20 Cash - Addie Wallace
$20 I-Tunes Card - Jordan Urban
4 Movie Tickets - Alyssa Behrens




Monday, August 17, 2015

July 2015 Popular Adult Books and DVDs
















The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson
Memory Man by David Baldacci
Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline
The Stranger by Harlan Coben
The Liar by Nora Roberts
Unbroken (DVD)
Your Next Breath by Iris Johansen
Perfect Match by Fern Michaels
Endangered by C. J. Box




New Adult Books




Nonfiction
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 305.8

Fiction
Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber, Romance
The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart, a D. Hardy Legal Thriller
Ghost Moon by Karen Robards, Romantic/Suspense
The Hit by David Baldacci, a Will Robie novel
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, Literary Fiction
Dry Bones by Craig Johnson, a Walt Longmire Mystery


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

No Story Time in August

Our last story time for the summer will be held July 30th. There will be no story time in August or the first week in September. Story time will resume on Thursday September 10th.

Children's Summer Reading Program Ends July 31st

The Children's Summer Library Program ends July 31st. Reading Logs are due August 8th (complete or not). By returning your reading log to the library, you will automatically be entered in the drawing for movie tickets and video rentals. Prizes will be put away after August 8th.

The drawing for the $20 cash, I-tunes card, and 4 movie tickets will be held August 13th. Winners will be notified by phone. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the program this year!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Children's Summer Library Program


May 12, 2015 Library Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MAY 12, 2015

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers, Lynne Metz, Sunnie McBride
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Kathy opened the meeting.  Anne moved to accept the April 14 minutes.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  We welcome Sunnie McBride as our new board member.
Mary reported that the Summer Library Program is ready to go: the schedule and flyers are complete, letters requesting donations from businesses are ready to be delivered, and a kick off power-point will be given preceding the magician act at the grade school.  Cecilia Tagtmeyer, high school librarian, helped with signing up teens, 8-12 grades, for the Teen Advisory Board. Twelve students met and enthusiastically signed up to help with the summer program schedule.  The last program of Our Hometown Heroes will be June 30th at the park, including the fire and police departments.  Sunnie suggested that the kids make a “poster/shield” with personal thanks to be given to each department.
Nancy reported that our monthly internet bill will increase from $45 to $52 per month.  Because the CKLS check and the City Fund check were received in March, Nancy had to borrow money from the contingency fund to pay the bills.  This money has been replaced following receipt of the checks. Currently new patrons are placed on probation for 6 months (only check out 3 items, 1 of which can be a DVD or video game). Does board think this is too long a period? The Summer Library program for adults is Escape the Ordinary.  To encourage patrons to be more adventurous in their reading, she is starting a “Blind Date with a Book”.  The books will be wrapped in paper with a short description on the cover.  The teen program is Unmask and will have guessing jars, puzzles/quizzes, teen coloring pages, drawings for Finch theater tickets and a game day.  It has been suggested to change the board meeting time.
 Nancy printed and distributed new pages for the policy handbook. The board member/employee address sheet will be updated to include Sunnie’s information.  CKLS will be providing another free computer this summer.  She has chosen a laptop that can be hooked to the projector which will project onto the big screen.

Unfinished Business:  Terry reported that Mr. Naegele projects the work on the limestone repair on the north side of the building to begin the third or fourth                         week of May.  She has been in contact with FLCL president Evelyn Schroeder about payment of their $2900 donation.  The landscaping has been completed thanks to Terry and Mindy Lewick who donated her time and talent in choosing plants and helped Terry with the planting.  Terry has submitted a bill to FLCL for replacement plants, mulch and plant food.  Anne volunteered to get a $20 gift certificate to Lincoln Building Supply to go with a thank you to Mindy. 

New Business:  Patrisha moved to approve the bills.  Anne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Anne moved to unanimously elect Kathy- president, Karen-vice president, Lynne-secretary, and Patrisha-treasurer.  Lynne seconded the motion. Motion carried.  Lynne moved to change the board meeting time from 5pm to 5:15pm.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Discussion followed about the 6 month waiting period for new patrons.  Nancy will provide information at the next meeting as to how many items we are losing because of people moving in and out of Lincoln.  Discussion followed about allowing the teen board to meet after normal library hours.  The consensus was to see what would work best for Mary and the students.  Mary asked Terry to distribute summer program flyers during the month of June.
The next meeting will be June 9, 2015 at 5:15.
Karen moved to adjourn.  Terry seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                                                       

Lynne Metz, secretary

April 14, 2015 Library Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
APRIL 14, 2015
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Lynne Metz
LIBRARIANS:  Nancy Jensen

Kathy opened the meeting.  Terry moved that the March 10, 2015 minutes be approved.  Jerry seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Children’s Librarian Mary’s report included plans for the summer reading program, story time and the teen advisory board.  We received a $250 programming grant from CKLS and Mary has arranged for magician Korso the Curious to perform on the last day of school at the grade school.  FLCL will also help with any extra expense. The Summer Reading Program’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”, geared for students age 7 to 10 and will be held on Tuesdays during June. Programs already scheduled are: Pastors Kaye and Jeff Metzler with a Western Hero theme, CARES from Concordia with a therapy dog, and Smoky Hill PBS. Other ideas include EMS/firefighters. We are considering some game days in the schedule since the last one was so successful.  Story Time is a success with over 30 kids for Easter week and 29 for this past week. She has contacted two teachers and the librarian at the high school asking for name suggestions to serve on the Teen Advisory Board.  The letter and application form are attached to the minutes.
Director Nancy reported that the printer for the microfilm reader, purchased by FLCL, is installed.  Some people have been using the outside electrical outlets to charge their devices. Discussion followed and all agreed that there was not much to do about it. Game day hosted about 40 students, a real success.  It was suggested to offer water instead of soda to go with the popcorn. She would like to use some of the 100th anniversary book bags for prizes for the summer program. Everyone agreed with this idea.
We need a policy for video game check out.  The FLCL will no longer take care of the landscaping, but would pay for any replanting. The children’s library memorial in honor of Evelyn Bolte is nearly $1300.
Unfinished Business:  Terry talked to Keith Naegele in regard to the limestone repair.  The mason has had some health problems and will take care of it as soon as he able. Terry reported on the resolution pertaining to including patrons as possible board members who live outside the city limits of Lincoln.  She talked to the city attorney who told her that it is a state requirement that board members reside within the city and it would take an ordinance to override that. This matter will be taken up at a later date.
New Business:  Lynne moved to pay the current bills with Patrisha seconding the motion.  Motion carried.  Lynne moved to set the Video Game Check Out Policy to allow one game to be checked out for one week. Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Terry, Lynne and Patrisha volunteered to look into the landscaping with Terry calling Kathy Lupfer-Nielsen for help. The following names were put up for the new library board position due to the culmination of Jerry’s term: Ann Cardwell, Sunny McBride, Carlene Friesen, Donna Walker.  Lynne will call these women.  All agreed that if one candidate agreed, she would be submitted to the City Council for approval.  Lynne thanked Jerry for his many years of service on the board of trustees, through the building phase up to now.
The next meeting will be May 12, 2015.  Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,                                                                                                                                    

Lynne Metz, secretary

March 10, 2015 Library Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MARCH 10, 2015

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Karen Jeffers, Lynne Metz
LIBRARIANS PRESENT:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

President Kathy called the meeting to order. Jerry moved to accept the February minutes. Lynne seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Children’s Librarian Mary reported that story time and leap activities are well attended.  She attended the CKLS summer library program workshop in Hunter.  This year’s theme is: EVERY HERO HAS A STORY. Teen advisory boards are being organized at various libraries to help with programs and provide suggestions for books, movies, activities, etc.  Mary is interested in establishing a teen advisory board to organize and help with programs and provide input. She presented various ideas on how this board would be structured, qualifications and guidelines.  See the attached sheet containing a mission statement, qualifications and guidelines. Mary got approval for a program grant from CKLS and will ask FLCL for a $200 match. 
Director Nancy reported that we received the first installment of $19,000 from the City of Lincoln. In addition the City also included the $750 for limestone repair. Half of the State Library aid money of $200 has been received. Thanks go to Jerry and Anne for hanging the historical pictures. KEY OFFICE sent a renewal maintenance contract for the copier for $279.11, the same price as 2014. The Lincoln County Tourism coalition is printing a new brochure.  It will cost $90 for the library to be included. Nancy presented a resolution to change the residency requirement of board members using the eastern 2/3 of Lincoln County. Game Day will be Wednesday, March 18 from 2-5pm during spring break. Fliers will be distributed at the schools and the community. Another one of the light fixtures in the addition has a bad ballast and RT has ordered a replacement. Nancy would like to ask the FLCL to finance a printer for the microfilm reader.

Anne moved to approve the bills.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Anne moved to approve the following resolution: 
Whereas the Lincoln Carnegie Library has a large percentage of patrons that reside outside of the city limits, the library board, hereby, passed the following resolution:  “All members appointed to the library board shall be residents of the City of Lincoln or of the following townships in Lincoln County:  Salt Creek, Logan, Colorado, Madison, Scott, Beaver, Elk Horn, Franklin, Battle Creek, Marion, Indiana and Valley.  The library board may have no more than 1 member at one time living outside the City of Lincoln.
Lynne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Terry volunteered to present the resolution to the Lincoln City Council at the April meeting.
Lynne moved to participate in the new tourism brochure with an updated picture for $90.  Terry seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Jerry moved to adjourn.  Karen seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 14, at 5pm.
Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, secretary

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

February 10, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
FEBRUARY 10, 2015

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Jerry Philbrick, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen

President Kathy called the meeting to order.  Jerry moved to approve the January 8 minutes.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
MARY’S REPORT:  Children’s Department
I will not be at the board meeting. I am going to Nebraska to visit Nicki and the grandkids for my birthday.
Everything is going well. I have purchased the LEAP crafts to get us through until the end of the year. I will be sending a bill to the board office for reimbursement of LEAP expenses.
I have made a schedule and plan for story times through the end of April. We are doing an Under the Sea theme with story times about Oceans, Mermaids, Sharks, and Pirates. We will also be celebrating Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, the First Day of Spring and Earth Day. We will end with a big “Beach Party.”
Sharon Markley will continue to come the 3rd week of the month with her Parent’s As Teachers Playgroup and I have asked Kaye and Jeff Metzler to do another story time with music. The kids have really enjoyed their past performances.
I have not decided if I will take a short break in May to get ready for the Summer Reading Program or continue story times in May.
I am wondering if any of you have small cake decorators that I could use to decorate cookies with the story time and LEAP Kids for Valentine’s Day. I am looking for the small metal ones or something similar. If you do, and are willing to share, please write your name on it and bring it to the board meeting or any time before 2-12-14.

NANCY’S REPORT:
FLCL: Mary and I are going to put together a wish list of items that we would like for the FLCL to purchase for us. We will present the list to the Board at the March meeting and then give it to the FLCL.
Yearly Reports: I completed all the yearly reports for CKLS and the State Library. I also got all the employer reports done.
Staff Computer #2: I have been having problems with staff computer #2. The payroll module on Quickbooks hasn’t been working right and the tech support at Intuit thought our problem might be that this computer was running vista instead of windows 7. I installed windows 7 on the computer (a clean install, I couldn’t do an upgrade, which means that everything on the computer was erased and I had to put everything back on again.) The computer seems to be working ok, so I am hoping the problem is fixed.
Copier: The copier has been giving us problems for the last 3 to 4 months. The repairman would come, replace a part and leave thinking it was fixed. It wouldn’t be. He would come back, replace another part and same story. Last week he was back out and I think that this time the copier is really fixed.
Online Banking: Kathy contacted the banks and I am now able to get bank statements from the Citizens Bank over the internet. I have a form that the Bank of Tescott needs signatures on. Once it is signed and returned I will be able to get their statements over the internet.
Game Day: Mary and I want to do another Game Day over Spring Break (March 13-22). Not sure what day yet. What works for everyone?
Hanging Pictures: I don’t remember if someone volunteered to hang the pictures. We decided where to put them but I wasn’t sure if someone was going to do the actual hanging. Someone as in not me, I am a terrible picture hanger.

 UNFINISHED BUSINESS None to report.

NEW BUSINESS
Anne moved to approve the bills for January.  Jerry seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Decision was made to hold the Game Day on March 18th
Anne and Jerry will hang the pictures on the wall.
Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Anne seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned and the next meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Respectfully submitted,
Patrisha Street- Filling in for Lynne

   

January 8, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JANUARY 8, 2015

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Jerry Philbrick, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

President Kathy called the meeting to order.  Jerry moved to approve the November 13 minutes.  Anne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Mary reported that story time will resume February 12 and LEAP will resume February 6.  She asked that her 22 hours per week be flexible so that she could use more hours during her busy summer reading program time. 
Anne moved to change the wording on Mary’s hours to: the children’s librarian will work no more than 1144 hours per year.  Lynne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Nancy reported that the yearly reports are nearly completed.  The CKLS reports are complete. She passed out a copy of the annual Report for the city.  Terry suggested that Game Night could be included and Nancy will do that.  She presented the Budget for 2015, noting that the biggest change was to increase the DVD/Game allowance to $1400. The Beach grant will again be used to purchase children’s books.  She also asked if we wanted to change the meeting night to Tuesday to avoid some conflicts.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Terry reported on the Limestone Repair project.  On December 8, 2014, Terry asked the Lincoln City Council for the amount of $1395.00 as the necessary balance to proceed with the stone repair project.  The Council approved a total of $2395.00 (adding $1395.00 to the $1000.00 that had already been committed by the City.) The project is now fully funded.  Jared Spear was attending the meeting and later offered $650 cash from Post Rock Motel and S&S Auto Body. 
As a result, Terry will go to the January City Council meeting and tell them that the library only needs $745.00 rather than the $1395.00. 
The Limestone Repair Project is funded as follows: 
Friends of the Library                $2,900.00
City of Lincoln Center                $1,745.00
WEB Fund                                    $1,375.00
Dane Hansen Foundation         $1,000.00
S&S Auto Body &                        $   650.00
Post Rock Motel                          __________
Total of Project                           $7,670.00
Terry will speak with rock man Keith Naegele and set up a time to begin next spring.  A big thanks goes to Terry for completing the funding of this project.
NEW BUSINESS
Jerry moved to approve the bills that were paid in December (we had no quorum) and the bills that are due today.  Terry seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Nancy presented additions to the Policy Handbook that CKLS is requiring concerning Budget, Finance, and Capital Improvement Fund.  Regarding to Section 3 Purchase Authorization of the Finance page, Patrisha moved to limit the dollar amount of $500 that can be spent without board approval. Anne seconded the motion.  The motion carried. 
A beautiful picture of Jane Crawford was given to the library by Stan and Connie Crawford and will be hung in appreciation of the generous donation she made for the new addition.  Lynne will write a thank you.
Lynne moved to change the meeting day to the second Tuesday of the month.  Anne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Nancy presented the proposed 2015 Budget. After discussion, Jerry moved to accept the 2015 budget as presented.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Nancy is unable to view our bank statements online (only the president and secretary have signed bank cards).  Kathy will check into correcting this with the banks. 
Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Lynne seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned and the next meeting will be Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynne Metz, secretary

  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Board Meetings


November 13, 2014 Board Meeting

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Members:  Kathy Moss, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick,
 Anne Grace, Patrisha Street, Lynne Metz
Librarians:   Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Kathy called the meeting to order.  Anne moved to approve the September and October minutes.  Jerry seconded the motion.  The motion carried. 
Mary reported that story time is averaging 25 children.  Sharon Markley, Parents as Teachers coordinator has been hosting her play groups at the library once a month during story time.  LEAP is averaging 55 students:  students play games, do crafts and read and check out books during this time. The theme for next year’s summer reading program is “Every Hero Has a Story”. She will be applying for another programming grant for a kick-off entertainer.
Nancy reported that newsletter was sent out October 10 to 463 patrons.  She is considering reducing the frequency of the newsletters.  Pete Falcon came to redo the dull places on the wood floor.  Afterwards, there was such a difference in the finish that Pete redid the floor at a cost of $100.  Game Day was a success with mostly grade school students thanks to Terry and Kathy helping out.  The Kansas Collection has been moved upstairs and the Lincoln County Collection has been reorganized.  Nancy presented information to review salaries and a possible 2015 budget. 
Terry reported that the west door has been completely redone with a solid wood panel replacing the pieced panel.  Outside painting and inside finishing have been completed and the Stryker plate at no additional cost has been reset. This was accomplished thanks to the persistence of Terry.
Terry reported that the limestone repair project still needs $2795 to complete the fund raising.  She plans to ask FLCL and the City of Lincoln for the remaining funds. Since these are maintenance issues, she will ascertain that our mill levy yearly operational allocation will not be affected.
Lynne moved to go into executive session from 1720 until 1735 to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel in order to protect the privacy interest of the individuals to be discussed.  Anne seconded the motion and motion carried.  Lynne moved to extend executive session to 1745, seconded by Anne.  Motion carried. 
Karen moved to pay this month’s bills, seconded by Jerry.  Motion carried. Lynne moved to increase the children’s librarian position to 22 hours at $8/hour and decrease the director’s hours from 32 to 31 at $12.25/hr.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried and the new hours and pay scale will be implemented January 1, 2015. 
Lynne moved to accept the Intellectual Freedom and Equipment Use pages presented by Nancy to add to the policy handbook.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
Jerry moved to adjourn.  Terry seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned.  The next meeting will be December 11.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz

October 9, 2014 Board Meeting

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
October 9, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Terry Broberg, Jerry Philbrick, Lynne Metz, (Karen Jeffers)
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Kathy opened the meeting with four members present.  Karen, who was caring for her sick mother, was called to come vote for paying the bills since a quorum wasn’t present.  Lynne moved to pay the monthly bills and Jerry second the motion.  The motion carried.  Karen left the meeting.
Children’s librarian Mary’s report states:
“This month we had 7 children’s programs with an attendance of 241.  Planning and setting up for story time and LEAP take quite a bit of time.  In addition, the children’s librarian is responsible for selecting, purchasing, cataloguing and weeding children’s books.  I also help out at the front desk on Wednesdays and Thursdays and am here by myself every other Friday and Saturday morning and every Friday afternoon.  Depending on how many people visit the library, some days it is a little hard to get anything done.  This year we had over 100 kids signed-up for the summer Reading Program; 407 people attended 9 programs in June; and 409 crafts were made at the library.  Summer LEAP brought in about 70 additional kids during the month of July.  I worked extra hours during the spring and summer and now to keep below 999 hours (I do not receive KPERS), I will have to cut back to 15 hours per week.  (I usually work 17 hours/week.) I would like for the board to consider adding more hours to the children’s librarian position for the coming year.  I have not wanted to do this in the past due to the fact that this will make the position a KPERS position and my take home pay will be less.  I am hoping that 1,200 hrs/year (averaging 23hrs/week) will be enough.  If things slow down or change, I would only be required by KPERS to work 1,000+ hours. I would also like the board to consider the monetary value of the children’s librarian position.  I started at the minimum wage of $7.00 per hour and after two years in the position I am currently making $7.25 per hour.  At one time I was worried about taking in too much income and losing benefits through my husband’s work.  The State of Kansas froze h is wages and he has not received a raise in over five years, so this is no longer a problem.  There are many aspects to the children’s librarian position that make it more than a minimum wage job.  Planning, purchasing, scheduling and budgeting are very important.  There is also fund raising, writing grants, marketing and community out-reach.  I truly love my job and enjoy working with the children.  I am proud of my position and of the improvements that have been made to the children’s section of the library.  If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like more information about the duties of the children’s librarian, please give me a call or send me an e-mail.  Thank you for your consideration, Mary”
Library Director Nancy’s Report states:
I called B&K Access and talked to them about their service contract and our concerns over the bill we paid last month.  Their service contract is $150 per  service call.  They agreed to do their annual inspection in September 2015.  The copier is still being serviced.  CKLS tech erased the hard drive and reinstalled  programs on computer 2 and this seems to have fixed the problems. E-Rate Solutions sent out information that the federal e-rate program is moving towards funding only internet access, not phone. For 2014-2015 our discount rate will be 80%, 2015-12016 60%, 2016-2017 40%.  E-rate has been a really nice savings on our phone bill.  The Countywide Strategic Planning Session is on Wednesday, October 15 from 6-9pm.  Additions to Policy Handbook:  CKLS is requiring that the following topics be covered in our policy handbook:  Intellectual Freedom, Budget and Finance, Equipment Use and Capital Improvements.  Street Plumbing, Heating & Electric did the furnace checkup.  Nancy and Mary went to a CKLS Technology workshop including making book trailers, gaming at the library, computer classes for Seniors and how to make the library mobile friendly.  The Disaster Preparedness Program given by the Extension Office hosted 10 people.  They are interested in doing other programs, but want ideas.  Game Day is Monday, October 13 from 2 to 5pm (school is out).  Hopefully most of the board members will come and bring friends. 
Regarding the limestone repair, Terry reported that the Dane Hansen grant request for $1375 resulted in a grant of $1000.  She has applied to the Post Rock Foundation to pay $580 for the stone and G.L. Hewitt for $2500.  FLCL donated $1500 and the city of Lincoln pledged $1000.  The west door is still a work in progress. 

The meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be November 13. 
Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GAME DAY FUN!





BE WATCHING FOR INFORMATION ON 
OUR NEXT GAME DAY.

September 11, 2014 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
September 11, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Kathy called the meeting to order. Terry moved to accept the minutes from August, 2014.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

The Children’s Department report included the following:  Story Time resumed September 4th with 11 kids and 6 adults attending.  LEAP after school kids will start coming on Friday, September 12th.  Mr. Koch, grade school principal, said about 60 students had signed up for Friday afternoons.  Libri Grant books have been received:  63 new books and 19 bonus Math and Science books.  The LIBRI foundation requests a thank you letter-news release be sent to them.  Mary will also be taking pictures to send.  All the books have been processed and are on the shelves.  Patty Collins, CKLS Youth Services Department representative, helped Mary with weeding the non-fiction section.
Nancy reported that Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm, Nora Rhoades, Post Rock Extension Agent, is scheduled to give a program on disaster preparedness at the library.  They are needing ten people to attend and Nancy hopes that board members will attend. Game Day/Night was discussed with expense projection.  Karen moved to have Game Day.  Jerry seconded the motion.  Motion passed.  It was decided not to apply for a grant to cover the expense of Game Day.  Game Day will be Monday, October 13th from 2pm-5pm.  Nancy made up a very nice flyer for each of the board members.  The operating hours sign is up in front of the library.  World Pest did their annual treatment.  Key Office was called as the copier was having problems.  The repairman came out and parts were ordered.  Since we have a service contract with Key Office, there is no charge for this repair.  There are ongoing problems with the elevator:  service calls needed in February and August.  The service man thought the auxiliary switch might be the problem. 
Nancy will call B&K Access to inquire about the reliability of the repairman and the cost of the auxiliary switch (repairman charges $1.25/mile for 95 mile trip.  Jerry volunteered to call Mitch Kobbeman to see how the high rise elevator problems are handled.  We do not have a service contract ($1000/yr).
The Garage sale was discussed and Kathy made the motion to not participate this year. Jerry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The West door panels were installed but are still not right.  The doors will be taken out for a few days and Kelly will make things right at no additional cost. 
Terry called for an executive session for 15 minutes at 5:30 pm.  The board came out of executive session at 5:45 pm.  
The limestone repair bids were given to each board member.  Keith Naegele has submitted a base bid of $5450.00.  Replacing two pieces of stone on the north side of the library for labor, equipment and material for $1640.00, cost of two pieces of limestone $580.00:  total project $7670.00.  Terry has applied to several sources for funding.  City of Lincoln Center voted to spend $1000.00 on project.
Terry asked how the librarians thought the janitors were doing.  They both said when the check-off sheet was implemented the service was improved, but has slackened off recently.  Ways were discussed on showing our appreciation to them.  We cannot legally give them a gift as they are contract workers.  It was decided to ask for the bathroom to be cleaned thoroughly each time they are here, rather than once a week.
Karen moved to approve the pending bills.  Jerry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
Jerry moved to adjourn.  Patrisha seconded.  Motion carried.  The next meeting will be Thursday, October 9 at 5pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen Jeffers

August 14, 2014 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library
Board of Trustees
August 14, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Patrisha Street, Terry Broberg, Karen Jeffers, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen
Kathy called the meeting to order.  Anne moved to accept the minutes from July 10, 2014.   Terry seconded the motion.  The motion passed.
The Children’s Department report included the following:  The children’s summer library reading program signed up 118 children with 50 reading logs returned.  The following activities were attended as follows:  Program at school 170 kids, 25 adults; 4 programs at the library 139 kids, 48 adult; 5 story times 62 kids, 22 adults; 4 movies 25 kids, 8 adults; crafts 409 kids; guessing jars 208 kids; LEAP 69 kids, 22 . We received $995 in cash donations ($500 from Lincoln Pharmacy), 10 video rental coupons from Lincoln Grocery, and 6 movie passes from the Finch Theatre.  There will be no story time or LEAP activities in August. Story time resumes Sept 4 and LEAP resumes Sept 12.  The 63 LIBRI foundation books plus 19 bonus Math and Science books have been sent to Great Bend for processing.  These books have a retail value of $1402.92 and were purchased for $350 given by FLCL. Sharon Markley, Parents as Teachers coordinator will be doing some of her programs on Thursday mornings during the story time hour.  Mary is ready to begin “processing” books with new labels for volunteers apply.  Karen volunteered to help Lynne and Kathy with this project.
Nancy reported that Street Plumbing inspected and cleaned the air conditioner that needed service.  They submitted a contract for a full cooling/heating system inspection, cleaning and filter change.  Anne moved to contract $60 for the fall clean and then a year’s contract of $125 for the following year in January.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  The city of Lincoln’s proposed budget would increase our allotment from $38, 649 to $39,588.  The storage rooms are cleaned out of boxes. The librarians are putting together  list of items that could be disposed of in a garage sale, including garden hoses, TV and cart, paper book rack, floor protectors, NOOKS, etc.  Every year the State Library provides a list of really good books by Kansans and offers a grant for libraries to purchase 15 Kansas books. Nancy applied for the grant and was accepted.  The microfilm software was updated by Darryl from Salina Blueprint. The city auditor audited the books.  The new computer along with a new monitor, keyboard and mouse from CKLS is installed (Microsoft Office, Norton Antivirus, Clean Slate and Grand Fortress 101). Nancy ran a circulation report and reported the following:  Movies 209%, Audio Books 146%, Children’s Books 69%, Adult Books 40%, Cake Pans 26%, Magazines 6%.  She will use this information when purchasing in the future.
 The Video Gaming equipment and games have been purchased, paid for by the state library’s $450 grant.  Discussion followed with different ideas of how to use these games.  The consensus was to set up an afternoon and evening date for Gaming at the Library.  This would include x-box games as well as board games. Since there is no school, Monday, October 13, the board voted to invite the public to a session from 2-4pm for kids (with popcorn and drinks) and an evening session from 6-8pm for families (with hot dogs, chips and drinks). 
The new door let in some water during the rainstorm through the cracks.  Terry has contacted Chad and Kelly and they plan to come repair this next Wednesday.  Terry reported that Keith Naegele is still interested in repairing the stone work and thought the amount totaled about $5400.  Terry will look into the CKLS facilities grant, the WEB fund, etc to raise the money.  Lynne moved to go ahead with the stone work repair if money can be raised.  Anne seconded the motion. Motion carried. 
The movie, 12 Years a Slave, will be shown Wednesday, August 20 at 2:30. Due to copyright laws, we cannot advertise the name of the movie outside of the library itself. 
An additional $73.47 to Quill for supplies and $69.05 to Street for cleaning the air conditioner are added to the bills to be approved. Lynne moved to approve the bills.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried. 
The next meeting will be September 11.  Karen moved to adjourn. Patrisha seconded the motion.  The meeting is adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, secretary

July 10, 2014 Library Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
July 10, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Anne Grace, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Jerry Philbrick, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen

     Kathy called the meeting to order and introduced the new Lincoln County Economic Development Director, Kelly Larson. Terry moved to approve the June 12 minutes.  Anne seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
     Nancy presented Mary’s report in her absence. The children’s programs for June included:  Chelsey Wineinger Bubble Science (30 kids, 10 adults), Chelsey Wineinger Eye Spy (45 kids, 14 adults), Tom Cavalli Lego Program (28 kids, 12 adults), Jack Crispin rock collecting (36 kids, 12 adults).  Movie attendance declined as the month went on:  Frozen (9 kids, 3 adults), WALL-E (12 kids, 2 adults), The Pirate Fairy (2 kids, 2 adults), Hotel Transylvania (2 kids, 1 adult).  The craft projects have been well attended, with an average of 65 kids.  The LIBRI Foundation Grant has provided 63 books and the Scholastic books have been received and are in use.  Story time has resumed with about 10 to 12 kids per week.
     Nancy reported that Weis Fire and Safety has inspected our fire extinguishers.  The Teen Summer Library program with 26 participants and the Adult Program with 37 participants end on July 12. The Gaming Grant was approved and Nancy has purchased the Xbox console, controllers and some games.  The receipts will be sent into the State Library and they will send out a reimbursement.  We received two thank you notes, one from FLCL for our help with the 100th anniversary and one from CKLS for hosting their meeting.  Mary Andersen is making letters for the new outdoor sign.  Anne moved to reimburse her for the supplies.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The motion carried. 
     We continued to review the maintenance policy sections Safety and Safety Equipment and HVAC.  Storage in the furnace room doesn’t meet the standard of 3 feet from the heating unit.  Since the previous “storeroom” is now used for the LEAP children, the furnace room houses ladders, floor mats, paint, recycling, etc. FLCL stores outside hoses there, too.  When the summer activities are completed, Nancy asked that some of the board help go through the storage and weed things that are no longer needed.  Patrisha  will get information on  cleaning out the AC/heat vents. 
      Terry reported that the door panels will be replaced with solid wood panels, not glued panels, that will not split in the dry weather.   Anne moved to pay the bills.  Lynne seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  The janitors have been keeping the checklist.  Lynne volunteered to write a note from the board commending them on their work. 
     Trustee Policy III Library Service Policy was reviewed.  No changes were made to the policy.  Nancy says the eReaders are not being checked out.  She felt the $20 deposit was not a deterrent.  We have quite a few donated magazine subscriptions.  Lynne suggested that a good time to donate a subscription is the fall when the Junior class sells magazines. Lynne and Anne volunteered to deliver books monthly to the nursing home.  Terry reported that she has purchased the croquet wickets to stabilize the drain hoses.  Jerry moved to adjourn.  Patrisha seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be August 14.

     Respectfully submitted,
     Lynne Metz, Secretary


June 12, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
June 12, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Patricia Street, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

President Kathy Moss called the meeting to order.  Karen moved to accept the May 8, 2014 minutes.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Children’s Librarian Mary presented the Children’s Department report.  87 children signed up for the Summer Library Program (SLP).  There were about 30 kids at the first program (Bubble Trouble) and 45 at today’s program (Eye Spy).  Nine children watched the first movie, Frozen.  The State Library is offering a $120 grant to purchase paperback Scholastic books to give away to children.  To receive the grant we must order at least $150 worth of books, submit the invoice to the State and they will reimburse the $120.  Mary ordered 110 books for $209 (81cents/book).  Our cost will be $89. The balance will come from the FLCL book sale.  She will distribute the books during the SLP. Children who would not be able to check out books otherwise, can use these books to participate in the SLP.  Mary asked Anita Wirth and her daughters to help select books with the Libri Grant money. 
Nancy reported that she attended the CKLS Spring Forward workshops in Salina in May.  Items covered were Patron Privacy and Confidentiality, Copyright Laws, Scanning Project, Zinio Digital magazines and the 2015 System Plan. Regarding Privacy, law enforcement is required to submit a subpoena for information on who is using our computers.  CKLS has purchased two large scanners that can be loaned to local libraries to scan historical documents with the intent to place these in the Kansas Recollection.org website.  Training by CKLS personnel of volunteers is mandatory before this is open to the general public.  There is no charge for this service.  The 2015 System Plan includes the hiring of a new consultant to work with school librarians and an $800 increase in the annual System Grant for each local library.  Pete Falcon has agreed to recoat the wood floor in the children’s section.  Luann Howell has retextured and repainted the wall behind the digital sign.  The FLCL Anna Wait re-enactment was well received by 19 people.  The FLCL book sale only raised $52.  The Summer Library Program (SLP) was outlined in the May newsletter.  CKLS will provide money for the treats served at their meeting in Lincoln.  Kathy, Karen and Lynne offered to donate what they brought and not bill CKLS.  The Teen and Adult SLP started June 2 and will run through July 12.  The Teen program includes “guessing jars”, make and take crafts and “find Sheldon” contest.  Each book they check out includes an entry form which goes into the drawing for Finch Theatre tickets.  The Adults portion includes a weekly drawing for gift baskets.
  
Unfinished  Business:
The application for the Video Gaming Grant offered by CKLS is due June 13.  Mr Naase and Mr. Kirkendall conducted a survey of 79 high school students regarding participation in video games at the library.  32% said they would support it, 20% said no, thank you, and 48% said maybe they would try it.  The $450 grant would cover an Xbox with controllers and additional controllers.  The games range in price from $20-$55 and some are available from the book van.  Lynne moved to send in the application for the Video Gaming Grant and Trish seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Discussion on how to set up times of games, possibility of adult times, etc will follow at the next meeting.  Nancy presented Randy and Janet Suelter the new weekly/monthly/annual cleaning schedule.  The Suelters provide all the cleaning agents and clean twice a week for $300/month.  They felt like some of the requirements were unreasonable (clean windows in furnace room, etc).  They requested a larger trash can (already purchased) in the meeting room and a microfiber mop (which they will buy and we will reimburse)and wanted to know how to dust the limestone walls.  They said that some of the items on the list were things that they hadn’t thought of on their own.  The sinks and water fountains are much improved.  Kathy will donate a cleaning device for the limestone.  The new front door has developed cracks in the bottom panel that actually let in light since the weather has been so dry.  Terry will contact the door’s manufacturer about the problem. 

New Business:
Jerry moved to approve this month’s bills. Karen seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
New officers will have to sign signature cards at the banks.  All have to sign new cards at the Citizens State Bank and Karen will also have to sign at the Bank of Tescott.
The CKLS Maintenance Checklist for Public Libraries/Exterior was examined to determine who is responsible for regular maintenance of the building. The Safety and Safety Equipment portion will be discussed at the next meeting.  Nancy handed out new Policy Handbook sheets Part 1 and 2.  The only change is that the number for a quorum has been changed from 4 to 5 persons.
Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting. Lynne seconded.  The meeting is adjourned and the next meeting will be on July 10, 2014. 

 Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, Secretary

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

June 12, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
June 12, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Patricia Street, Jerry Philbrick, Terry Broberg, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

President Kathy Moss called the meeting to order.  Karen moved to accept the May 8, 2014 minutes.  Terry seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Children’s Librarian Mary presented the Children’s Department report.  87 children signed up for the Summer Library Program (SLP).  There were about 30 kids at the first program (Bubble Trouble) and 45 at today’s program (Eye Spy).  Nine children watched the first movie, Frozen.  The State Library is offering a $120 grant to purchase paperback Scholastic books to give away to children.  To receive the grant we must order at least $150 worth of books, submit the invoice to the State and they will reimburse the $120.  Mary ordered 110 books for $209 (81cents/book).  Our cost will be $89. The balance will come from the FLCL book sale.  She will distribute the books during the SLP. Children who would not be able to check out books otherwise, can use these books to participate in the SLP.  Mary asked Anita Wirth and her daughters to help select books with the Libri Grant money. 
Nancy reported that she attended the CKLS Spring Forward workshops in Salina in May.  Items covered were Patron Privacy and Confidentiality, Copyright Laws, Scanning Project, Zinio Digital magazines and the 2015 System Plan. Regarding Privacy, law enforcement is required to submit a subpoena for information on who is using our computers.  CKLS has purchased two large scanners that can be loaned to local libraries to scan historical documents with the intent to place these in the Kansas Recollection.org website.  Training by CKLS personnel of volunteers is mandatory before this is open to the general public.  There is no charge for this service.  The 2015 System Plan includes the hiring of a new consultant to work with school librarians and an $800 increase in the annual System Grant for each local library.  Pete Falcon has agreed to recoat the wood floor in the children’s section.  Luann Howell has retextured and repainted the wall behind the digital sign.  The FLCL Anna Wait re-enactment was well received by 19 people.  The FLCL book sale only raised $52.  The Summer Library Program (SLP) was outlined in the May newsletter.  CKLS will provide money for the treats served at their meeting in Lincoln.  Kathy, Karen and Lynne offered to donate what they brought and not bill CKLS.  The Teen and Adult SLP started June 2 and will run through July 12.  The Teen program includes “guessing jars”, make and take crafts and “find Sheldon” contest.  Each book they check out includes an entry form which goes into the drawing for Finch Theatre tickets.  The Adults portion includes a weekly drawing for gift baskets.






Unfinished  Business:
The application for the Video Gaming Grant offered by CKLS is due June 13.  Mr Naase and Mr. Kirkendall conducted a survey of 79 high school students regarding participation in video games at the library.  32% said they would support it, 20% said no, thank you, and 48% said maybe they would try it.  The $450 grant would cover an Xbox with controllers and additional controllers.  The games range in price from $20-$55 and some are available from the book van.  Lynne moved to send in the application for the Video Gaming Grant and Trish seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Discussion on how to set up times of games, possibility of adult times, etc will follow at the next meeting.  Nancy presented Randy and Janet Suelter the new weekly/monthly/annual cleaning schedule.  The Suelters provide all the cleaning agents and clean twice a week for $300/month.  They felt like some of the requirements were unreasonable (clean windows in furnace room, etc).  They requested a larger trash can (already purchased) in the meeting room and a microfiber mop (which they will buy and we will reimburse)and wanted to know how to dust the limestone walls.  They said that some of the items on the list were things that they hadn’t thought of on their own.  The sinks and water fountains are much improved.  Kathy will donate a cleaning device for the limestone.  The new front door has developed cracks in the bottom panel that actually let in light since the weather has been so dry.  Terry will contact the door’s manufacturer about the problem. 

New Business:
Jerry moved to approve this month’s bills. Karen seconded the motion.  Motion carried.
New officers will have to sign signature cards at the banks.  All have to sign new cards at the Citizens State Bank and Karen will also have to sign at the Bank of Tescott.
The CKLS Maintenance Checklist for Public Libraries/Exterior was examined to determine who is responsible for regular maintenance of the building. The Safety and Safety Equipment portion will be discussed at the next meeting.  Nancy handed out new Policy Handbook sheets Part 1 and 2.  The only change is that the number for a quorum has been changed from 4 to 5 persons.
Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting. Lynne seconded.  The meeting is adjourned and the next meeting will be on July 10, 2014. 

 Respectfully submitted,
Lynne Metz, Secretary


May 8, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MAY 8, 2014

Members Present:  Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick, Patrisha Street.
Terry Broberg, Lynne Metz
Librarians Present:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen

Vice President Kathy Moss opened the meeting in the absence of Anne Grace. 
Karen moved to accept the April 10, 2014 minutes.  Jerry seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved as written.

Mary reported that May 9 will be the last day for LEAP students to come to the library.  Attendance has decreased but the principal assured her that the children are always eager to come to the library and attributes the decrease to end of school activities.  The puppeteer, Kevin Horner, scheduled at the grade school on May 21 will highlight the Summer Reading Program and is open to the public.  Sign up for the Summer Library Program with a science theme will begin on the same date.  Chelsey Wineinger, KSU senior in education, will lead the first two programs in June. 

Nancy reported purchasing the new light fixture shade. The April newsletter was emailed to 447 patrons.  Computer issues with printers and internet disruptions continue to be a headache.  AT&T and CKLS techs have worked on the problem and while the carpet was being cleaned Nancy had the time to get printers to work.  There is still some internet fluctuation but for short periods. The new computer from CKLS will be here by June 1.  This one (Computer #1) will replace the old computer #1 which was turned into the microfilm reader. This is the 3rd and last year that CKLS will provide a free computer. She is asking for a new monitor (about $100) from CKLS.  We will need to buy a new key board, mouse and software costing  about $100.   The Teen and Adult Summer Library Program will run June 2 through July 12.  CKLS is holding four trustee meetings on “How to be a Good Trustee” in June. Anyone who is interested should contact Nancy.
FLCL is sponsoring the Anna Wait presentation May 9, the book sale May 17 and the genealogy workshop May 31. Nancy will attend the Spring Forward Workshop in Salina May 13 and 14 and hopes to get more information on the video gaming grants and scanners for historical pictures.

Jerry moved we go into executive session at for 5:32 for 10 minutes.  Lynne seconded.    The meeting resumed at 5:42.

Committee reports: 
Terry reported that the kick plates are installed on the new doors and the seal is adjusted so no light comes through.  Keith Naegele repaired the cracks above the west entrance with new mortar to comply with the historical preservation guidelines.
The building really looked great with the new doors, the repaired mortar, the newly cleaned carpet and the freshly resurfaced wood flooring all in time for the 100th birthday party.


Lynne thanked Mary for the 100 pictures for the digital display from community business people and the “100 years of books and toys display.”  Mary thanked Nancy for providing her the time to do this.  This promoted the library throughout the community.  The anniversary was well attended with about 80 people.

Unfinished Business:  When the janitors were hired, there was no detailed written job description.  Nancy and Mary have written a job description with Terry’s help that outlines weekly/monthly/biannual cleaning jobs.  Since areas are being missed at the present time, Nancy will talk to the present janitors and see if they are willing to comply with the new job description at the same salary.  Lynne moved to approve the new mortar work on the front of the building.  Karen seconded.  The motion carried.

New Business:  Nancy presented the bills to approve and added $980 to Keith Naegele for stone repair and $40 to Dennis Cross for installing the digital display.  Lynne moved to pay the bills.  Karen seconded the motion. The motion carried.  CKLS Executive meeting will be held in Lincoln on the afternoon of June 11.  Following lunch at the Sunrise CafĂ©, the meeting will be held at the library’s meeting room.  Karen and Kathy volunteered to bring cookies and Lynne will make tea.  The election of officers followed:  Kathy Moss - president, Karen Jeffers - vice president, Lynne Metz - secretary, Jerry Philbrick - treasurer. The Kansas Attorney General has changed the number needed for a quorum from 4 to 5 persons.  Lynne moved to change our policy to comply.  Jerry seconded.  The motion carried. The state library is offering a $450 grant to every library to purchase video gaming equipment with the idea of drawing more teens to the library.  Discussion followed and Nancy was asked to apply for the grant.  After more thought, the board will decide how to use it. Terry brought to our attention the maintenance checklist for public libraries that we received earlier this year.  The purpose is to designate who is responsible for regular maintenance and/or materials and equipment.  This is a very detailed document that will help us to maintain our library.

Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Karen seconded. The meting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be June 12.

Respectfully submitted,
Lynne Metz, secretary