Minutes of the Lebanon Public Library Board of Trustees

August 27, 2001



Jane Myers called the meeting to order at 4:45. Those members present were Huck Lewis, Linda Jones, Ruth Lucas, Sharon Wood, Ron Morelock and Marsha Truitt.


The secretary’s report was reviewed. A motion to pass the minutes was made by Ron and seconded by Huck.


Ruth discussed the treasurer’s report. After some discussion of the 2001 budget, the budget for 2002 was discussed. The first notice of adoption for the 2002 budget has been published in the paper. The Board set September 10, 2001 from 4:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. to hear any remonstrance against and to sign the 2002 budget. This public hearing will be in the Library Meeting Room


 The ILF Legislative Committee will meet on October 23rd and 24th. Kay will make reservations for this meeting. If the court date for building next door is not cancelled, she will delegate someone to take her place.


Huck is waiting for the court case concerning the purchase of the building next door to be resolved before he talks to any more engineers. Huck is doing a great job of putting together portfolios of building engineers to contact if and when we obtain the building. Kay will meet with Doug to discuss our future technology needs. She will also work with Sharon and the staff technology committee to write a new technology plan. The Indiana State Library sent a notice that all library technology plans have to be updated by January 1 to show that the libraries are taking steps to comply with CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act). We have taken all the steps required by the Indiana State Library, so it is only a matter of updating our future technology needs.


The Long Range Planning Committee will meet on September 17, 2001 at 4:30 p. m. in the meeting room. This meeting should finalize the plan.


The Board Reports were well received by the Board. Everyone’s was mentioned—especially Chase’s clever report.


The Board discussed the feasibility of putting an advertising sign in front of the library to promote programming and special guests. Yvonne and Kay will check with Stan Meece to see if we have city approval for the sign.


As soon as there is free time, Hawks carpet will be putting new flooring in the meeting room, kitchen, and basement entry. The insurance has paid its part of the damage from the downpour that leaked in at the outside doorway at the bottom of the steps.


Yvonne and Kay are looking into a community-reading program where everyone reads the same book at the same time.

The Board reappointed Donna to the INCOLSA Board. Fern will continue to represent us on the IVAN Board.


Kay reported that the Reading Camp was a huge success. We have $859.98 to start a new camp next year.


Jane mentioned that the Children’s and Young People’s Division Conference would be at the Lebanon Holiday Inn on September 9 and 10. During her breaks at the CYPD Conference, Indiana author, Barbara Shoup, will do some programs for the High School.


Marsha made the motion to accept the claims and Sharon seconded.


The Board will meet on September 10, 2001 to approve the 2002 budget.


The next regular Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2001

 at 4:30 p.m.



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Marsha Truitt, Secretary                                               Jane Myers, President