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Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes, June 29, 2015

The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met June 29, 2015 for their regular meeting. Routine business. Sex offender request to use library and decided to investigate how to word a policy. Summer reading report. Three policies adopted.

Rippey Library Board Minutes June 29, 2015 6:00 pm

Attending: Dale Hanaman, Carmen McColley, Jo Bardole, Nancy Burrow, Andrea Williams

Dale called us to order.  The agenda was approved.

A motion was made/seconded (Carmen/Jo) to approve the minutes.  Motion approved.

We discussed the Treasurer’s Report and the current bills.  A motion was made/seconded (Carmen/Jo) to approve the treasurer’s report and the current bills as printed.  Motion approved.

We discussed the request that the money left over ($1,749.15) in our budget (2014-2015) be rolled over for next fiscal year.  A motion was made/seconded (Jo/Carmen) to this effect.  Motion approved.

Old business:  Earlier this month the library received a request from a person on the offenders list to come and check out DVDs at the Library.  We discussed the location of the DVD collection and thought this would not be a problem.  It was decided that the client may come and get wanted DVDs for the present time.  It was also discussed that at some time we may need to draft a policy.

Program report:  A Des Moines Blank Zoo person came to the Library to present a program regarding several animals.  5 adults and 11 children and a youth attended.  A snake, toad, and ground hog were presented.  Those present were encouraged to touch the animals.  Other programs included bridge club and a craft event to make Father’s Day cards.
Presently a coloring contest is going on.  In July the Summer Reading Program will begin.  There will be 2 special programs per week. The theme is Super Heros.  Programs scheduled include a Juggler, fire fighter, crafts, masks, capes, an Avenger movie, and How kids can be Super Heros. There will also be prizes for reading logs.

The library received an estimate for making the glass doors handicapped accessible at a cost of $5000 from Carroll Glass Co.  Andrea Williams will investigate grants that are available, or will be available for the fall to help pay to this.

E rate Email was discussed.  We had two phone lines, one dedicated to the fax machine.  This line was taken out.  There will be a reduction of cost because previously there were 2 lines. 

The Policy on Collection Development was reviewed.  There were 3 editorial changes.  A motion was made/seconded (Carmen/ Jo) to approve this policy with the changes made.  Motion approved.   The review date will be noted.

The Personnel Policy was reviewed.  A motion was made/seconded (Jo/Carmen) to approve this updated policy.  Motion approved.  The review date will be recorded.

The Grievance Policy was reviewed.  A motion was made/seconded (Jo/Carmen) to approved the updated policy.  Motion approved.   The review date will be recorded.

Next Meeting July 27, 2015.

A motion was made/seconded (Carmen/Jo) to adjourn our meeting.  Motion approved at 7:00 pm.


       Respectfully submitted     Nancy Burrow  secretary protem