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Rippey Library Board Minutes, July 31, 2017

The regular meeting of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 31, 2017. General business was taken care of. The motion to change the library hours to open Monday - Friday from 1:00 - 5:00 was carried unanimously.

Rippey Library Board Minutes

Monday, July 31, 2017

Members present: 
Dale Hanaman, President, Carmen McColley, Nancy Burrow, Brenda Roberts, and Shawneene Kenan, Librarian.

 Reviewed agenda

Minutes approved

Bills Approved

Shawneene brought forth the discussion of the budget.  When Mary Millard, city clerk, was presented with the revised library budget for 2017-2018, Mary mentioned there being “cushion” money to assist with the possibility of overspending.  Shawneene will inquire further about how the “cushion” money is being provided. 

Shawneene received a $500 grant from the Rotary Club for the library.  This money has been designated for the children’s section of the library.  There will be an addition of a children’s couch, eventually six engraved Dewey Decimal Signs for the adult section, and books. 

Summer Reading Program:  The theme is “Build a Better World.”  Shawneene has planned speakers and activities to correspond with the theme.  Children of the program were actively working on an imaginary city on the tables in the room adjacent to the library.  Sparky’s will provide pizza for the final program day.  A big Thank You to Janice Johnston for providing snacks each week! 

Shawneene will be meeting with Gary Schmidt to plan a Car Show event for later in September. 

It was moved and seconded to approve $110 to bring a program presented by Kathy Wilson, an Author/Historian to Greene County.  The total cost for the event is $220. Grand Junction Public Library will pay the second half of the expense.  This will take place this fall. 

Shawneene’s Management Classes are going well.  It was recommended by the State Library that library boards take a class on board policies once a year through the State Library.  Shawneene will send links to our library board to the State Library site. Fall Library Hours will change Monday, August 21, 2017.  The hours will be Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00. 

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00

The next meeting will be August 28, 2017 at 6:00. 

Brenda Roberts, Secretary, pro-tem