March Minutes

Wellsville Public Library Meeting Minutes March 13, 2017

Members Present:

Karen Clemons, President                                          Janice Maskey

Joyce Freyer, Vice President                                       Betty Shipper

Julie Day, Treasurer                                                    Tricia Cullom

Margaret Harrelson, Librarian

President Karen called the meeting to order at 5:40 pm.

The minutes from the February 13th, 2017 meeting were read by Karen.  Janice made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Betty seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

Julie read the Treasurer’s Report.  Trivia night funds deposited were $3,488.55.  There are still bills from the Optic News ads outstanding.  There was no more questions about the treasurer report.  Betty made a motion to accept the report and pay the bills.  The motion seconded and passed.

Margaret read the Librarian’s Report.  Margaret is working on the Summer Reading Program.  The young people’s reading theme will be “Build A Better World.”  The program will include Architecture and Design.  The participants will be actually building structures using several props.  Margaret has purchased the prizes for the program.  The adult Summer Reading Program will include researching monuments and the adults reporting back to the group with their findings.  The young people program will run for 7 weeks starting June 1st.  The Adult program will run for 4 weeks beginning in May.

The school had asked to come visit the Library during March.  During this visit, flyers about the Summer Reading Program were sent home with the students.  The students had a good time during the short program Margaret put together for their visit.

Old Business:

The board discussed contractors for the needed building repairs.  Parts of the outside wall that is not covered in siding needs tuck pointed and siding added.  It was decided to run an ad in the Optic News looking for contractors.  Margaret will type an ad and send electronically to board members.  Once approved she will submit ad to the Optic News.

The board thought Trivia night went well.  The new venue worked wonderfully.  It was recognized that the Library is well supported by the community.

The AT&T contract is going to expire soon.  Getting a carrier to handle land lines is more difficult as most have moved to wireless.  It was decided by the board due to timelines, we should stay with AT&T till next January and pursue options of land line service to compare price and product.  The board will decide about Phone service this coming November.

The Ad for members hasn’t resulted in much.  Still looking for members.  2 members end their service tonight and 2 more will exit later this year.


New Business:

The board reviewed the 2017-2018 budget.  Joyce made a motion to approve the budget.  Betty seconded the motion.  Budget was approved.

The board reviewed the 2017-2018 Library policy and procedures.  Betty made a motion to approve the 2017-2018 policy and procedures.  Amanda seconded the motion.  The motion was passed.

The officer elections normally done in March were tabled till April due to the gap in the President position.  Current president will be moving outside of the city limits during this year and will no longer be available.

Joyce Freyer made a motion for the meeting to adjourn.  The motion was seconded and passed.  Meeting adjourned at 6:44 pm.

The next Wellsville Library Board meeting will be April 10th, 2017 at 5:30 PM.