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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

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Story Time Resumes


Story time is held Thursday Mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room. Activities are geared for children age 2 to 5, however, kids of all ages are welcome to attend!

Friday, August 29, 2014

NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Thanks to a grant from the Libri Foundation and matching funds provided by the Friends of the Lincoln Carnegie Library (FLCL), we now have over 81 new children's books. These new books were selected from a list of over 700 fiction and non-fiction titles that have won awards or been highly recommended by recognized authorities in the library and education fields.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children's books to small, rural putlic libraries in the United States through it's books for Children program.

We are very thankful to both the Friends of the Library and the Foundation for these new books. The books will be showcased during the month of September on top of the shelves in the children's section.  There are some terrific Math and Science titles that we received as a bonus from the foundation due to a generous donation they received from Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen.

We invite everyone to come to the Library
and Check Them Out!
 

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 Café, 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


April 10, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

LINCOLN CARNEGIE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
APRIL 10, 2014

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

President Anne called the meeting to order.  Kathy moved to approve the March minutes.  Jerry seconded the motion and the motion carried.  Anne remarked that officers will be elected at the May meeting.

Children’s library report given by Mary included the following:
     Mary visited local businesses in regard to getting photos of each business’s employees reading in preparation for the digital signage and paper signage advertising the anniversary.  After the anniversary, the signs can easily be changed to promote the Summer Library Program. Chelsea Wineinger will help with the summer program’s science programs.  Anyone who has old classic books and/or toys for display is asked to bring them to the library.  Mary is also looking for any “science/lab equipment” and “crazy scientist” type wig. The ventriloquist, Kevin Horner, will be performing at LES on the last day of school to kick off the Summer Library Program. 
     Nancy reported that the digital sign is up and running.  FLCL was here to help clean up the flower beds.  Pete Falcon completed the refinishing of the wood floor and waxing of the tile floors.  There are a couple of areas that need extra attention and Nancy will contact Pete in regard to this. CKLS is looking for a representative from our library to serve on the executive committee.
     Patrisha reported for the FLCL committee that the advertisements are being distributed, an ad is at the Finch Theatre, and the invitations will be mailed April 14.  FLCL has set May 17 for the used book sale. All board members are asked to attend the 10th anniversary open house, May 4.

Old business:  The new doors look wonderful, and the kick plates will be installed soon.  The librarians have noticed a small space at the top of the door which is letting in light.  Terry will talk to the installers.  

New business:  Anne signed the voting Proxy that allows Nancy to represent our board and vote at CKLS’s spring meeting.  A light fixture was damaged during the floor refinishing.  Nancy will check into a replacement.  Terry is still contacting a company regarding the cleaning of the carpets.  Pete submitted a bill of $995 for the floor resurfacing.  The consensus was to pay the bill with a note asking him to redo a small area.  Jerry moved to pay the bills.  Kathy seconded the motion.  Motion carried to pay the current bills.
  Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Kathy seconded the motion.  The next meeting will be Thursday, May 8.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynne Metz, secretary

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thank You for Supporting the 2014 Summer Library Program

 
Staff and Board Members of the Lincoln Carnegie Library would like to say thank you to all the businesses and individuals who provided financial support for the 2014 Summer Library Program.

Meyer Tire & Lube
Post Rock Funeral Services
Farmway Credit Union
Insurance Works
Crangle Law Office
Walker Products Company, Inc.
Dr. Gwinner
Sixteen 60 Publishing Co.
Lincoln Farm Supply
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Lincoln County Pharmacy
Viv's Retail Liquor
Metz Law Firm
Lincoln Grocery
Finch Theatre
Friends of the Lincoln Carnegie Library
 
A special thanks to Chelsey Wineinger, Tom Cavalli and Jack Crispen for the excellent programs; Mary H. Andersen for the decorating help and Lauren Falder for her volunteer work!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monthly Movie Matinee


The Third Wednesday of Every Month

2:30 pm at the Library

Email the Library at lincolnlibrary@hotmail.com or call us at 524-4034 for a list of the movies that will be playing.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 2014 Library Reads!

Landline

by Rainbow Rowell

Landline explores the delicate balance women make between work and family, considering the tradeoffs and pain. Rowell has a special gift for offering incredible insights into ordinary life. Never heavy-handed, Rowell’s writing is delivered with humor and grace. I finish all of her books wanting to laugh and cry at the same time–they are that moving. Landlinecaptured my heart.”




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Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Children's 2014 Summer Library Program





SPECIAL PROGRAMS
THURSDAY MORNINGS 10:15 

(All Ages Welcome—Designed for kids age 5 to 12)
June 5th    
Bubble Trouble—Chelsey Wineinger will be doing demonstrations with bubbles and dry ice to test your bubble knowledge.
June 12th
Eye Spy—We will do several different experiments to learn about your eyes and how they see and perceive things.
June 19th
LEGOS More Than Just Blocks—Mr. Cavalli will demonstrate the LEGO We Do Program where LEGOs are combined with technology to create computerized projects.
June 26th
Rock Out—Jack Crispin will give a program on the basics of rock collecting—Be sure to bring your favorite rock.


MOVIES
FRIDAY AFTERNOONS 2:15

June 6 through June 27
Call the Library at 524-4034 for the movie titles.
Movies suggested for ages 7 to 12.
Younger children are welcome, but might find some 
of the movies a little scary.


GUESSING GAMES
Guess how many goodies are in the jar. 
The closest guess wins the goodies!


MAKE AND TAKE CRAFTS
Stop in the Library anytime between
June 9th to July 25th to make a craft. Ages 2 to 12



VISIT THE LIBRARY ANY DAY AND DO AN 
EXPERIMENT OR PLAY A GAME



Thursday Mornings 10:1


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

March 13, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Lincoln County Carnegie Library Board of Trustees
March 13, 2014
Members Present:  Anne Grace, Kathy Moss, Karen Jeffers, Jerry Philbrick, Lynne Metz, Terry Broberg, Patrisha Street, Lynne Metz
Librarians:  Nancy Jensen, Mary Andersen
Anne Grace opened the meeting. Jerry Philbrick was welcomed back after a long illness.  The minutes were corrected that carpet shampooing was not intended to be done on the March 1st workday. Kathy moved to approve the minutes as corrected.  Karen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.
FLCL representatives Evelyn Schroeder and Deb Ortiz reported on plans for the Centennial Celebration, Sunday, May 4, 2:00-4:30 pm Open House. Cookies and drink will be served. Invitations will be sent to area libraries, CKLS dignitaries, local groups (Anne has done part of these and gave them to Deb). Board members and FLCL board members will attend & serve as hosts. FLCL assumes all costs, including publicity. A Commemorative Booklet will be available at the Open House.
Other FLCL activities planned include:  Friday, May 9 at 7pm -  An Evening with Anna Wait, a living history of one of the first newspaper women in Kansas who was also our local librarian.  FLCL will need access to the library.  Saturday, May 31 9:00-3:30pm – Genealogy Workshop presented by Tracee Hamilton and Scott Holl at the Lincoln County Historical Museum.  FLCL would like to have another book sale in May.  May 17th was suggested as a possible date and Patrisha will take that information to the Centennial committee meeting.  Deb asked that we clean and Scotchgard the upholstered chairs before the centennial.  She reported that Verna Mettlen gave $1000 to FLCL and would like us to purchase a quilt magazine subscription with part of it. 
Children’s Librarian Mary report:  Libri Foundation Grant donates new children’s books to small rural libraries.  The grant of $1050 was received (the required match is $350).  FLCL agreed to contribute the $350.  Books will be purchased through the Libri Foundation.  We can apply for the grant yearly and are eligible to receive it every four years.  The Summer Library Program  - Theme Fizz, Boom, Read (Science Theme) will run from May 22 to July 31 with sign up beginning May 22.  Four programs will be held in June in addition to weekly movies and weekly guessing jars throughout the program.  In addition to crafts, some simple science experiments will be a part of this summer’s program.  We received a CKLS programming grant of $250 for Kevin Horner, a Bonner Springs puppeteer who performs a 45 minute show for $349.  FLCL will provide the $99 difference.  Mr. Koch approved having the show on the last day of school, May 21. This will be a good kick-off for the summer reading program. Mary is looking for old books and/or toys to decorate for the centennial.  She talked to FLCL chairman Evelyn about the idea of having businesses decorate their store fronts in a Reading theme for the centennial and got a positive response.  Due to the Sentinel news article, several people have picked up 6x6 early Literacy kits.
Director Nancy’s report:  AT&T upgraded our internet but this should not affect our present contract.  The Delphos Library picked up our old microfilm reader at no cost.  The digital picture frame and mount purchased by FLCL arrived.  Anne will contact Dennis Cross to install it.  Newsletters will go out the middle of April with anniversary information and in May with information about the summer reading program.  The State Aid check of $455.06 arrived, less than previous years. Pam Morgan brought in checks from FLCL:  Digital Picture Frame ($473.48), Doors ($2261.60), Libri Grant ($350) and Puppeteer ($150).  Our yearly contract of $279.11 with Key Office on the copier is due.  This covers all the toner and repairs.  The copier fund, presently $645.65, comes from money we collect from patrons making copies.  We have received $850 in memorials for James Hartzell.  CKLS has purchased new scanners to scan local history and Nancy hopes to borrow them this summer. Nancy will be gone on vacation the last week of March and the first week of April. The janitor schedule needs to be reviewed.
Unfinished Business:  It was agreed to begin selling the centennial book bags now for $15.  The new doors will be installed March 17.  It was suggested to get extra keys made. The limestone Open/Close sign is unfinished, so Anne will look into providing a temporary sign.  Nancy showed examples of a free-standing sign intended for library hours of operation.  Terry moved to purchase the sign.  Kathy seconded.  Motion carried.  The janitor schedule will be given to the janitors in May with an option to redo a job bid. Terry met with Keith Nagely in regard to the cracks in the limestone. Our thought was to concentrate on the repair above the doorway. Pete Falcon submitted a bid of $575 to sand the high traffic wood floors and put on a gym coat.  He has also agreed to remove wax and recoat tile floors and will come up with a bid for that.  Lynne replaced the US and Kansas flags with 2’x3’ flags and will return the small, old ones to the VFW. Terry will call and get a price quote to clean the carpeting at the end of April.  Terry met with Chad from Kropf Lumber in regard to window repair.  Historical preservation as much as possible is a requirement for window repair.  An estimate of $1463.70 for new storm windows for the upper windows was submitted.
New Business:  Lynne moved to renew the Key Office contract.  Terry seconded.  Motion carried.  Nancy added two bills not included in our summary sheet:  $10 to CKLS for a damaged book and $4078 to Jantz Carpentry for finishing the doors. Jerry moved to approve the pending bills.  Kathy seconded the motion.  Motion carried. Board members Terry, Patrisha and Kathy will have their terms expire in May.  All three agreed to serve another four year term.  Another work day is scheduled Saturday, April 5, at 1pm for indoor and outdoor painting.
Jerry moved to adjourn the meeting.  Kathy seconded.  Meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be April 10 at 5:00 pm.
Respectfully submitted   

Lynne Metz, Secretary