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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, March 27, 2017

The Rippey Library Board of Trustees met Monday, March 27, 2017 in the library for their regular meeting. Reports on the fundraiser, upcoming events and resignation of a trustee was brought before the board.

Rippey Library Board of Trustees Meeting, March 27, 2017

 To be approved at the next meeting.

 The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on March 27, 2017.

Attending were: Dale Hanaman, Nancy Burrow, Jean Borgeson, trustees, and Shawneene Kenan, Librarian.  Absent was Carmen McColley who was in MN.

 The agenda was approved unanimously. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and corrected to read: “Jo moved and Carmen seconded a motion to increase the librarian’s salary from $8.00 to $8.50 through this fiscal year.  On July 1 2017, an increase to $9.00 per hour for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year will take effect.”  A mistake of the secretary in the minutes was made, so it was moved by Dale and seconded by Nancy to correct this mistake. The motion carried. Mary Millard, city clerk had alerted Shawneene and came to the meeting with the corrected financial report.  Shawneene was having trouble with the program not changing the figures on the computer. 

 The motions by Jean and seconded by Nancy to approve financial report, and the bills to be paid, were approved unanimously.

 Balances:

General:  $1,824.38

Memorial/Donation: $2,780.43

Gillette CD:  $24,052.80

Petty Cash:  $66.04

 The circulation and programs report from March were handed out for review.

 Old Business:  A brief mention of the soup fundraiser held Saturday, March 25, included the very generous support of those who attended, or couldn’t attend. The library is grateful for the  $575.00 that will be used to fund the library and Summer Reading expenses in particular.

 New business included the events:  

Saturday, April 8, from 10-noon. The theme this year is "Bee a Reader." am until noon. This is a come and go event for children 2-5 years old and their families. There will be about 20 stations for the kids to visit. This is a FREE event held at the Jefferson Rec Center. There will be special appearances by Clifford, The Big Red Dog, from the Scholastic series and Martha, from the IPTV series, Martha Speaks.  This annual event is funded by the Greene County Supervisors to the Greene County Library Association to promote collaborative programs during the year.  Another popular program will be the final Summer Reading event. Without this funding the libraries wouldn't be able host these kinds of events by themselves.

Thursday,  April 13:  Decorating Easter Eggs from 5:00- 6:30

 Thursday, April 20: 2:00 p. m.

We have gotten a few of the Greene County Reads books in and we are still waiting for some. They are/will be available for pickup. The book is "Fates and Traitors"  by Jennifer Chiaverini, the New York times bestselling author of several acclaimed historical novels and of the beloved Elm Creek Quilt series.  There will be a Book discussion led by Jan Scharingson Thursday, April 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the Rippey Library, lasting an hour and a half. Author Jennifer Chaiaverini will join us via Skype during the discussion!

 The resignation of Jo Bardole was accepted with regret.  Her willingness to complete the term of Velda DeMoss and agreeing to serve her own term was duly noted.  A search for someone from the rural area to complete Jo’s term is underway.

 Shawneene will be attending the quarterly meeting of the Greene County Librarian’s Association in Churdan on April 3, in the a. m.  She also announced that she completed the Library 101 requirement.

 There being no other business or remarks, the meeting were adjourned.

 The next meeting will be Monday, April 24, 2017 at 6:00 in the library.

Jean Borgeson, Secretary