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Open Meeting Notice
Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

1. Call to order
2. Meeting notes from September 9, 2019, meeting
3. Bills
5.Librarian Report
6. Adjournment

Next meeting : November 7 at 12noon

Minutes Oct. 14, 2019, meeting

Present: Ginny, Jack, Audrey, Maggie, Austin

Absent: Roger

Ginny called the meeting to order 12:08.

Jack made motion to approve minutes of Sept 9 meeting. Second by Maggie. Approved by vote.

Audrey made motion to approve bills. Second by Jack. Approved by vote.

Policy review and proposed changes:

Board members to reside in Britton.

            Meetings shall be held monthly in the library prior to the monthly meeting of the Britton City Council which is held on the second Monday of each month. Notice of the meeting will be published according to the open meeting laws of the state.

           The board shall elect a president and vice president. The director shall serve as the treasurer-secretary.

           A separate collection of books is maintained for our young adults (grades 6-12) and are distinguished by a “Y” in the call number.

          Circulation: Checkout: a combination of 5 books or magazines plus either 2 videos or audios may be checked out to any one person at a time. – Books                and audios are checked out for 2 weeks.

          Overdue Book Policy:1 week overdue – phone patron 2 week overdue – send postcard

           If the book needs to be replaced, the patron will be charged a $10 replacement fee. Failure to pay may result in loss of privileges.

          Director duties:Serve as treasurer-secretary of to the library board and keep its records.

         The library has a Revenue/Gift fund checking account into which fees, fines, gifts and grants are deposited.

         Books designated as surplus shall be distributed as the director sees fit.

         Reservations for the meeting room can be made by phone or in person. A calendar of back room events is maintained at the circulation desk.

  1. If a meeting is scheduled outside of regular library hours, the key must be picked up and signed out prior to the meeting.
  2. Upon locking up after the meeting, the key should be left in the drop box outside of the library.
  3. If the key is lost, there will be a $5o fee.
  4. If there are any issues with the room or opening/locking the building please contact the library director.
  5. Make sure all appliances and lights are off and that there is no running water.
  6. The room should be left clean and in order.
  7. If there is a problem with the condition of the room, advise the Library Director prior to using the room. (This includes visible damage, items missing or left and dirty.)
  8. If any damage occurs during your function, contact the Library Director as soon as possible to prevent further damage, and added liability to the group involved. All payments for actual damages resulting from negligence shall be paid to the city of Britton.
  9. While there is no fee to rent the meeting room, any damage or uncleanliness may result in a charge to the person/group utilizing the room.
  10. There is no children's meeting without adult supervision,
  11. There shall be no roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, bicycles or shoes with cleats, etc, in the room. No smoking, no burning, no cooking and no alcohol or drugs.
  12. Bulletin board materials may be posted by individuals or groups publicizing a specific event. Limited space generally allows only short-term notices. The director may prohibit and remove any postings which do not meet library standards. Posters should be removed the day following the date of the publicized event.

Librarian report:Information from the recent SDLA conference was shared. We currently have 3 students for whom tests are being proctored. Silent auction until Nov.1. We have been awarded a Pilcrow Foundation grant. More details to come. Weekly visits to the after school program, Tuesday after school activities continue. Adult craft scheduled 23rd, genealogy class on the 25th, device advice 29th, VR 30th. Book discussion postponed to 18th. There will be 8 Story time sessions yet in 2019. Explained Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.

Next meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, noon.

Adjourned 1:15


Minutes September 9, 2019

Present: Ginny, Audrey, Roger, Jack, Austin

Absent: Maggie Jerde
Meeting called to order at 12:12 by Ginny.

Motion to approve minutes from Aug. meeting was made by Jack. Second by Roger. Vote for approval passed.

Motion by Audrey second by Jack by approve bills. Motion carried.

Maggie Jerde was appointed by mayor to board of trustees for a 3 year term.

There was discussion of policy changes. Rhonda will rewrite for a first reading at the October 2019 meeting.

The city approved a 4% salary increase for library staff for the 2020 year with the rest of the budget the same amount.

  1. report: the roll of microfilm was returned from Graphic Sciences in MI where it was digitized and put on a flashdrive. Cost and quality were discussed. Rhonda will research a little more. Craft time was held 4x in August for adult summer reading. Device advice was held 9-3 with another being planned for 10-29. Jr. crafts 9-10 and Jr. builders 9-17. Both will be held from 3:30-4:30. We plan to have a float in the HC parade on the 20th. Shelly and Rhonda registered for SDLA September 25-27, 2019. Employee reviews this month. Application for Pilcrow grant has been sent. The Library is signed up for Who-fi to begin in Oct. No further information has been received from the SDSL. There will be a book discussion 10-11 at 2pm WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING. Silent Auction to be held in Oct.


Minutes Aug. 12, 2019

Ginny called to order at 12:15. Present: Ginny, Roger, Austin

Absent:Jack, Audrey, Janelle

Motion to approve July minutes made by Roger; second by Austin.

Roger reviewed bills and made a motion to approve; second by Austin.

Discussion was held about board membership. Roger agreed to stay on for another 3 year term. Need to replace Janelle.

Discussion was held regarding having windows washed. Austin mentioned that the hospital hires What a Pane from Watertown in the spring of the year. Roger will check on our having library windows done when the group comes to town.

Policy approval tabled.

Budget tabled until Sept. meeting.

Librarian report: 7-15-19 called Davidson’s about A/C. Can’t be fixed. Got quote from Davidson. Asked Marie what rule is:state law req. us to try to secure 3 quotes. Got one from Mike’s. Was going to get one from Jason. He came and thinks he fixed it and doesn’t need replacing yet…

Had approximately 90 people at the event center for Hanson Family Show on July 10th.

AR testing continues.

I will go to in-service on the 14th to talk about the Prairie Award book nominees and the voting procedure for K-5.

Harvest Days:$64 on books sale – 30 attended Humanities event---97 total in library that day.

Shelly and I registered for SDLA.

Sent a roll of film to a digitizing company in MI. They will do 1 roll free and send USB drive with data. Email to indicate cost to do a roll with same amount of frames…

Gearing up for school year activities: Lego, Craft, ST, book club, Bingo, begin a new program called device advice. Going to start slowly…Sept . Patrons call to set up a time and let us know what it is they want help with. Will be on Tuesdays when we can all be available.


Minutes July 8, 2019

Present: Austin, Ginny, Roger, Audrey, Janelle, Bobbi
Absent: Jack

Ginny called the meeting to order at 12:08

Roger made a motion to approve minutes of last meeting (6-10-19). Second by Janelle. Approved by vote.
Janelle made a motion to accept bills. Second by Austin. Approved by vote.
Janelle made a motion to pay the automatic door invoices with the gift fund. Second by Roger. Approved by vote.
Discussion held regarding board replacement when Janelle’s term is up. Check with state library about codified law.
The FMLA will be added to the library employee manual. The board asked to have current policy that needs to be updated emailed to them with revision suggestions to be acted upon at Aug meeting.
Librarian report: 111 signed up for SR. Average 74 kids each Wed. these last 5 weeks. Last gathering will be 7-10 with program at 6 at event center. Public invited to attend. Thirty-six currently signed up for 1000 books program. Couch went to Spruce Court. New chair purchased for $100. Book discussion was held 6-7. 6 attended. Speaker coming Aug. 3 through the SD Humanities: Marian Cramer (Laura Ingalls Wilder, Family and Friends) 2pm at the library. This is Harvest Days weekend. Ginny will sit at a book sale at the library that day.Patron mentioned additional signage. It was suggested I check with George Flanery regarding street sign. Hillarey will repair sign this week. Only 2 signed up for scan day. Can’t have if not 6 confirmed. Adult crafts in Aug. Two in evening and 2 in the afternoon. 

Roger made the motion to adjourn. Bobbi provided the second. Approved. Next meeting Aug. 12, 2019.

Minutes June 10, 2019

Present: Jack, Bobbie, Roger, Austin, Janelle
Absent: Ginny

Jack called meeting to order 12:15.

Austin made a motion to approve May minutes. Janelle seconded. Approved by vote.

Janelle made a motion to approve bills. Roger seconded. Approved by vote.

There was discussion of board replacement. Bobbie Kuske had previously resigned pending a suitable replacement. The mayor will be asked at the city council meeting about approval. Two members have terms ending this summer. Janelle does not plan to stay on so a replacement will need to be found for her as well.

Librarian report:
95 currently signed up for SR. Half that attended programming last Wednesday.
34 signed up for 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten
Wiring done for automatic door. House of Glass can be contacted to retrofit door now.
$318 silent auction
Field trips from school last 2 weeks brought us 212 teachers and students for NASA kit into. Cindy and I promoted SR at school on last day.
Kids are taking accelerated reader tests here this summer.
Janelle made a motion to declare couch surplus and to purchase two chairs to replace. Second by Roger. Approved by vote.
Little Free Libraries taken to Ft. Sisseton and Roy Lake. It was suggested to ask if there is anywhere in Pierpont that would be appropriate for the last one.
Discussion was held regarding Rhonda applying to be a notary public. Motion by Janelle with a second by Austin that library will pay for application and stamps necessary. Approved by vote. Discussion was held and was decided that this would be a free service.
Discussion was held regarding the library employee policy compared to the policy received from city hall. The board would like to see what the changes are before adopting. It was asked that Rhonda send email prior to the next meeting with the changes so the board can review and discuss in July.
The outdoor sign is in need of fixing on north side. South side was fixed last year. Bobbie made a motion to have Hillarey Holland fix north side as she did south side. Janelle second. Approved by vote.
SDLA will be held in Spearfish Sept 25-27. Board approved Director and one other to go. Book Festival is in Deadwood Oct 3-6.

Roger made a motion to adjourn. Second by Austin. Motion passed.


May 13, 2019
Present Ginny, Austin
Absent Roger, Jack, Bobbie, Janelle
Austin checked bills so that they could be okayed at city council meeting tonight. 
West door automation was discussed. Via email the board ok'd proceeding with Maxwell Electric and House of Glass to get the door working.
Librian report was shared and then emailed to members:

Furnace trouble 4-29. Maxwell Electric switched us over to propane while ordering parts for electrical problem. Came back to fix. Birds housed in vent. Talked with Justin P. He had David Beck come. Cleaned out vent. Damper and screen broken. Will order and replace. Fixed it so nothing can get in right now.

City guys put up our new summer reading banner outside.
We were awarded the Stephanie Miller-Davis Grant for summer reading

Silent auction through 5-31-19.

Jr crafters and Jr builders each met 2x in April. Will meet once each in May. There was a 5th Tuesday so we held an elementary game time. 22 kids here.

Story time 5x, Bingo twice. Will do each 2x in May before we settle into prep for Summer Reading.

Reading Riot was held on 22nd – 38 attended.

Adult crafts: April 24. 11 attended. She will have again May 22.

Cindy and I will go to school during awards for elementary school on 17th to promote summer reading
Probationary period over for Shelly.  Will do eval and notify city hall. Via email members ok.

April 8, 2019 Library Board

Present: Ginny, Bobbie, Janelle, Austin
Absent: Roger, Jack
Ginny called the meeting to order at 12:08

Austin made a motion that was seconded by Janelle to approve minutes of March meeting. Motion carried by vote.

Librarian report: Bingo twice in March -- 20 total Will have Bingo 2x in April and May
Legos twice in March -- 19 total kids Will meet 2x in April and 1x in May as well as Jr. Craft
Jr. Craft 2x -- 19 total kids
Story time 3 times.-- About 100 in attendance kids and adults Will meet on Wed. thru May 8
Adult crafts 3-27 -- 14 attended will meet again April 24
Went to the after school program 2x in March. -- 34 total kids
Reading Riot got cancelled for March. Last meeting for the school year will be next month.
Book Chat held March 29. – 4 attended. Will discuss Journey with Crazy Horse on Friday April 26 2-3.
Painting completed. Cost under estimate.
Britton area expo March 30. Gave away a $50 Kindle. Shirley Symens winner.
Funds were put into CD at bank in Feb.
We currently have 3 students taking on-line classes that we proctor exams for.
Rug service was discussed.
Motion by Austin and second by Bobbie to cancel service. Motion carried.
Discussion about back door. Rhonda will contact House of Glass about an auto open button.
Bobbie Kuske resigned her position on the board pending a suitable replacement.
Rhonda will do some research regarding digitization of microfilm.
Motion to adjourn by Janelle, second Austin. Motion carried.

Next meeting 5-13, 2019

Minutes of board meeting 3-11-19

Present: Janelle, Jack, Ginny, Austin

Absent: Roger, Barb

Ginny called meeting to order 12:08.

Librarian report: Bingo, after school program, Jr. Builders and Jr. Craft Club were held 2 times in February. Adults crafted 2-27. Four story time gatherings. Reading Riot was 2-28. Next Riot will be 3-28.
Annual report completed and submitted but need certification signed.
Lori and Cindy attended Jumpstart Summer Reading meeting in Watertown 2-22-19. Both were pleased with the event. Shelly and Bonnie attended a similar meeting in Aberdeen 3-8-19. They had a good experience as well.
Friends met on 2-13. Good turnout. Thank you notes were sent to speakers.
One Book SD discussion was held 2-26-19. Thirteen attended. Jane Rasmussen from Sisseton was out leader.
We will have a book at the Expo on the 30th.
Grant opportunity for summer reading was submitted.
Dr. Seuss was celebrated on March 2.

Board reviewed quote for painting the main library and hallway offered by Bev Daberkow and Colleen Vold. Jack made a motion to accept the bid. Second by Janelle. Motion carried.

Motion made by Austin and second by Janelle to approve the bills.

Motion by Janelle; second by Austin to approve minutes of the Feb. 22, 2019, meeting.

Discussion was held regarding a give- away of some sort for the expo. A Kindle was suggested.

Board voted to end probationary period for Director.
Adjournment:Janelle motion, Austin second.

Board minutes

Feb. 11, 2019

Present: Jack, Ginny, Austin, Janelle

Absent: Roger and Barb

Ginny called the meeting to order and acknowledged Brian Rabenberg and Megan Hastings who came to discuss banking options for a sum of the gift fund that has accrued. Options were discussed. Janelle made a motion seconded by Jack to place $45,000 of the current gift fund into a 5 year CD earning 2.25% to 2.5 % interest and have Rhonda Hardina’s name and Ginny Anderson’s name on the CD. Motion carried.

Minutes of the Jan. 7, 2019 meeting were reviewed. Jack moved to approve. Austin seconded. Motion carried.

Bills were reviewed. Janelle made a motion to approved that was seconded by Austin. Motion carried.

Librarian report was given: Bingo twice in Jan-8 each time
Legos twice in Jan
Jr. Craft 1x
Story time 3 times. Cancelled on 30th along with adult crafts.
Went to the after school program 1x in Jan. Plan 3x in Feb. now that I feel comfortable getting things in office done too.
Reading Riot got rescheduled from 24th to 31st. Feb. will be on the 28st.
Shelly started on Jan. 28th. Worked her 35 hours in 4 days that week. She is to be offered the benefits of other city employees.
We were closed due to no travel advisory.
Lori and Cindy registered to attend Jumpstart in Watertown on 22nd of Feb. Shelly and Bonnie are registered for Aberdeen March 8.
“Book chat” was held Friday January 25 at 2pm 4 attended but 3 of 4 were different than our regular book club. One Book Discussion for Feb 26 at 6pm. Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn.
Discussion Scholar Jane Rasmussen from Sisseton. David Beck came to open our sewer vent 1-29-19.
We will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents day. I am taking Friday also to go to the Hills with Chad and the boys.
We would like to start a 1000 books before Kindergarten program in April.
Britton area expo March 30. Non-profits can get free space. Will sign up. Offer device help for ebooks etc. Grant opportunity for summer reading
Janelle made a motion that was seconded by Jack to create a 1000 books before Kindergarten program. Approved.
Jack made a motion to adjourn. Second by Janelle. Next meeting 3-11-19

Bo ard meeting
January 7, 2019

Present: Ginny, Jack, Janelle
Absent: Roger, Bobbie

The meeting was called to order by Ginny.
Minutes of the December 10, 2018 meeting were approved after review and a motion from Jack and second from Janelle.
Bills were approved after review and motion from Jack and second by Janelle.
Rhonda provided librarian report: “book chat” will be held Friday, January 25 at 2nd taking the place of a Friday Friends book discussion.
Potentially there will be discussion of this year’s One Book South Dakota on Feb. 26 at 6pm.
The library will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
A disruption at the library Sat. Dec. 29, 2018 was discussed.
Question raised about painting the library. Rhonda was asked to investigate potential painters and report back.
Board had previously approved 3% raise for part time staff. Jack made a motion for Rhonda’s hourly pay to be $17.50 per hour. Second by Janelle. Approved.
There will no longer be a pennant coming in honor of Grace Eclov per an email from the family.
Rhonda was asked to verify Brian Rabenberg coming to the 2-11-19 meeting.

Job applications for the recently advertised position were reviewed. Rhonda will set up interviews this week.
Janelle made a motion to adjourn. Second by Jack.

Next meeting 2-11-19

Board meeting

December 10, 2018

Present: Roger, Janelle, Ginny, Austin, Peggy and Rhonda

Absent: Jack, Bobbie

The meeting was called to order by Ginny.

Minutes of the October 8, 29 and Nov. 19 meetings were approved after a motion from Janelle and second by Roger. As per the notes in Nov., it is requested Rhonda visit with Brian Rabenberg of First Savings Bank about attending the Feb. 11, 2019, board meeting to discuss investment options for Cameron Johnston estate funds.

Bills were approved after motion by Roger and second by Janelle.

Librarian report: $389 raised on recent silent auction. Library will close at 5pm on Friday Dec. 14 for a staff Christmas gathering. Signs will be posted for patrons. Peggy thanked the board for all of the support they provided for the years she has been Library Director. This is her last meeting in this position.

Terms ending in 2019 will be discussed in August.

After discussion, it was decided to post an advertisement for full-time assistant librarian position. Ad will run 19th and 26th of December 2018 with applications needing to be in by January 4, 2019.

Susan Eclov had contacted the library about donating a reading banner in honor of Grace Eclov’s 89th birthday. Board approved. We will be in contact with the family regarding size and content.

Board approved 2 staff members attending Watertown JumpStart meeting for summer reading.

The 2019 summer reading program will be funded with the Britton Public Library gift fund and should be advertised as such.

Wages were discussed for Rhonda entering Director position. $17.00 was determined with a probable raise after 3-month review.

Motion from Roger to adjourn and second from Austin.

Next meeting will be Monday, January 7, 2019, at noon

November 19, 2018 notes
Ginny Anderson was the only board member present.
Holiday closures were set as: Dec 24 and 25; Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Rhonda asked about booking the Hanson family to perform at the end of summer reading celebration. Ginny ok'd.
Ginny commented that the full time position could be discussed at the December 10 meeting.
There will be a holiday gathering at Bobbie Kuske's with the date to be determined.
The gift funds should be discussed in the new year - maybe the February meeting.

October 29, 2018
A special meeting of the board was held Monday, Oct. 29 for the purpose of reviewing job applications for the position of head librarian. All members and librarian Peggy were present.
Everyone looked over applications. Discussion was held on whether we needed to day any interviews. It was decided not to. There were 4 people who turned in applications. Two other applications were taken but not returned.
After more discussion, Jack made a motion to ask Rhonda to take the job, with a second by Roger. All members voted aye on this motion. Rhonda was called in. She agreed to accept the position so as of Jan. 1 will be head librarian.
Peggy and Rhonda were asked to write up a thank you note to be sent to those who had applied, thanking them and asking to keep us in mind should another position become available. Letters mailed Wed. Oct. 31
Meeting adjourned.

October 8, 2018
Present were Ginny, Jack, Bobbie, Austin, Jack, Janelle and librarian Peggy. Roger was absent
Ginny called the meeting to order.
Sept. 17 notes were reviewed and special note was taken about rescinding the motion of putting Cameron Johnston donation into the Cmmunity Fund. Peggy had visited with First Savings about different option for the monies to earn interest. Motion by Jack and seconded by Janelle to pursue this by consulting with First Savings further.
Bills were review by Janelle with a motion by her and second by Jack.
Librarian report:
Float in Homecoming parade; Rhonda was Statue of Liberty
Book Club Friday Oct. 12 @ 2 -"Rock of Justice"
Activities of the library for October were discussed.
Peggy's retirement was discussed; an ad was written for the Journal for the next 2 weeks; also decided to put application and director duties online; will accept applications until Oct. 27 at 2.; board will meet Oct. 29 to look at apps and decide interviews and times.
Library will be closed Oct. 20 for carpet cleaning.
Next regular meeting will be announced as Veterans Day holiday falls on the next regular meeting date and the library will be closed.

September 17, 2018
Present were Roger, Jack, Ginny, Janelle and librarian Peggy. Absent were Bobbie and Austin. Mayor Clyde was acknowledged as visitor.
Ginny called the meeting to order and turned it over to Mayor Clyde. He talked about budget numbers and informed the board the only increase in our budget would be a 3% increase in wages. As we have had so much money donated to us and have decided to put the funds into the community fund rather than spend locally, the council decided we apparently didn't need an increase. He indicated we should be using the money to improve our library and outside grounds instead of sending it off somewhere that we would not profit from. Discussion followed and library board decided to send a request through Clyde to the council that we are okay with not having an increase. Mayor agreed.
The board discussed different ways to use the money that has been donated by the Cameron Johnston estate after Mayor left. Nothing was decided. It will remain in the gift fund until an agreement was decided by the board members.
Minutes of the Aug. 13 meeting were read. An adjustment was made to rescind the motion by Bobbie and second by Janelle to put the money from the Johnston estate into the SD Community Fund. Motion by Jack and seconded by Janelle to deposit in local bank.
Ginny also reported she ahd sent a thank you to the county commissioners for the $1000 donation to our library.
Ginny had signed the bills earlier as we were a week late meeting this time. Jack moved and Janelled seconded to accept bills.
Librarian report:
Silent Auction netted $250
All fall activities have begun: storytime, bingo, lego club, jr/sr. craft clubs, Friday Friends book club.
John Moerke will not be shoveling for us this winter.
Matt Schuller state we do not need to appear in person next year at the commissioners meet to request the $1000; just call the auditor to remind her.
Estimate from Service Mater of Oakes to clean carpets-$829. Lesnar's are no longer doing this service. Ginny indicated we should have a date and time set up.
Tom Farber, through Lori, has requested to plant a tree/trees on the west side of library;board approved.
Peggy asked what the board should do with old computers; Steve does not think we should just give away. Suggestion made to offer/donate one to the Langford Library.
Peggy turned in her resignation as library director effective Dec. 31; will help with interview/hiring process and agreed to help out a little in the new year if needed.
Meeting adjourned. Next meeting scheduled for Oct. 8 at noon.

August 13, 2018
Present: Bobbie, Janelle, Roger, Ginny and librarian Peggy. Absent: Jack and Austin.
Minutes of July 9 were reviewed. $1000 check from the county commissioners was received. Funds will cover our overdrive contract. Ginny will send a thank you note.
Bills were reviewed by Janelle. Motion by Bobbie and second by Roger to accept.
Librarian report:
Silent auction through end of August.
Kid's summer reading over.; pool party well attended by 47 kids and 19 adults. Adult program each Wed. in August from 2-4 with activities planned. Last day, 8-29, ice cream social.
Sept. 7 Friday book discussion will be Me and a Guy Named Elvis
Bonnie, Cindy and Rhonda have vacations planned in Aug. Sept and Oct. 
Carpet needs cleaning; Peggy will get a quote from Lesnar's of Roslyn and Service Master of Oakes.
We will receive $48,487.62 from Cameron Johnston estate. Rhonda will pick up in Aberdeen Thursday along with a box of books Mr. Johnston wrote.
Rebate check of $3,193.60 from Ottertail for the indoor lighting was received. Check given to Marie.
Motion by Bobbie and second by Janelle to surplus old computers & monitors.
Roger is still working on getting a couple of little libraries installed.
Board okayed 2 of the girls to attend SDLA in Sioux Falls 26-28; Book Festival is in Brookings Sept 21-23 and anyone can attend that but library will not be closed for these events.
Motion by Bobbie, second by Janelle to put money from Johnston estate into the SD Community Fund under the Britton Public Library Designated Fund.
Janelle made a motion with a second by Roger to ask for a 3% bottom line increase for the 2019 budget. Peggy will turn this in to Marie to be acted on by the Council at their next meeting. The would be about a $5000 increase.
Meeting adjourned. Next meeting will be Sept. 10 at noon.

July 9, 2018
Present: Roger, Austin, Janelle, Ginny, and librarian Peggy. Absent: Jack and Bobbie
Minutes of May 14 were reviewed. No meeting was held in June. Minutes approved -motion by Roger, second by Austin.
Bills were approved by Janelle, second by Austin.
Librarian Report:
July 18 will be last summer reading program day; Ft. Sisseton employee coming to share outreach program about Native Americans and rock.
July 25 will be end of program party at the pool with swimming, Zumba, prizes, popcorn & drinks; Austin will provide music
Master Gardener not been here.
Barbara Johnson, SDHC, presented book discussion"The Whistling Season" June 28. 12 attended, good discussion.

Matt Schuller not gotten back in touch regarding donation arrival.
Roger talked a little about the little free libraries. He has taken measurements and with get in touch with Britton Lumber about base materials. Ginny offered David's help when Roger needs it. Cinty will talk with Cathy Wegleitner at Lake City about where to place.
No further discussion. Meeting adjourned. Next meeting: 8-13-18

May 14, 2018
Present: Roger, Jack, Janelle, Ginny, Bobbie, librarian Peggy. Visitor: Matt Schuller
Absent: Austin
Matt Schuller was introduced as visitor. He was here representing Marshall County Commissioners. He was asked to speak with the sommisioners for some monetary help so we can be in compliance with the state for NR representation. He did not know whether the commissioners would be willing to help. If they helped here they would probably have to help other libraries in county.His suggestion was to have some of our board members come t the next commissioners meeting with numbers and explanations. He will set the time for next Tuesday and some of the library board will attend. There was discussion about how to proceed after Matt left. Several board members will be able to attend.
Janelle reviewed bills and made a motion to accept, second by Jack.
Last month's minutes review with motion by Jack and second by Janelle.
Librarian report:
$1200 donations received in donations for summer reading.
Silent auction in May
4 new computers/ monitors up and running
Free little libraries being stored in city hall until they can be installed
Diana McKenzie would like to help with our flower beds outside for Master Gardener training hours.
Need to look at existing policies to see if changes need to be made.
A Copy of changes made to library since March 2015 was giving to bd members; this was suggested as a 5-yr plan at that meeting.
Meeting adjourned.

April 9, 2018
Present:Janelle, Peggy, Jack, Ginny
Absent: Austin, Bobbie, Roger
Minutes of Mar 12 approved after motion by Janelle and second by Jack.
Bills approved after motion by Janelle and second by Jack.
Following the state librarian's report we amended our terms of office to the following 3 year terms to end as follows: 1-1-19:Janelle and Roger; 1-1-20:Ginny and Austin; 1-1-21 Bobbie and Jack.
Librarian report:
Steve has purchased 4 new Dell computers for a cost of $3,260.80. He will install a new switch to help speed up the system.
We will acknowledge National Library Week.
Book discussion on Friday for "Ninety Minutes in Heaven" will be held.
Story time, jr. craft and legos will end for the season at the end of April. Bingo will finish in May.
Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock. It will run for 6 weeks in June/July.
Discussion was held about out of town library board members, following the state recommendation that Andrea Kilker not continue on our city library board. Janelle will talk with Matt Schuller to get a sense of whether the county commission might now be willing to contribute financially to the library.
Meeting adjourned. Next meeting 5-14-18

March 12, 2018
Present: Jack, Peggy, Austin, Andrea, Janelle, Bobbie
Absent: Roger and Ginny
Called to order by Jack
Feb. 12 meeting notes approved after motion by Bobbie and second by Austin.
Janelle moved to approve bills. Second by Austin. Carried
Librarian Report:
Feb. 14 was Friends meeting: 15 attended
Silent Auction in Feb. yielded $337. Next auction in May.
New lights installed.
Book discussion to be held Friday on "Driving Miss Norma"
Story time going well: avg. 25/week
Bingo twice a month: avg 14
Jr. craft and legos meet twice monthly through May
12 non-library functions in meeting room during Jan. and Feb.

Wm. Camerson Johnston has left 5% of his estate to the Britton Library. It is unknown as to the amount at this time.
Motion by Andrea and second by Peggy to increase wages by 4% for 2018. Carried.
Peggy mentioned Steve will be ordering new computers.
Andrea mentioned that this may be a good time to review what activities are happening at the library. Peggy will provide a copy of her state library report.
Adjournment. Next meeting 4-9-18

February 12, 2018
Present:Peggy, Ginny, Andrea, Janelle, Bobbie, Roger
Absent: Jack, Austin
Call to order by Ginny.
Dec. 11, 2017 notes approved. Motion by Roger, second by Janelle
Roger moved to approve bills, second by Bobbie. Carried
Librarian report:
Silent auction going on now.
Painting done in meeting room. Wanescoting up. Trim needs to be varnished.
Library will be closed Presendent's Day
Problem with furnace. Parts ordered.
Problem with ice on windows. Cameron and crew worked on that and had Dustin Oschner caulk sills.
Book Discussion held last week.
Friends of Library will meet Feb. 14
Bobbie will check on Community Foundation and will write an article for the newspaper.

It was moved by Bobbie and seconded by Janelle that we purchase new computers, 2 or 4 depending on what Steve Henricks recommends. Carried
Peggy will double check with Marie about LED lights and talk to Brian Maxwell to get them replaced.
Adjournment. Nex meeting 3-12-18

December 11, 2017
Present: Peggy, Ginny, Andrea, Janelle, Jack, Bobbie, Roger Austin
Ginny called meeting to order.
Nov. 13, 2017 notes approved after motion by Roger and second by Jack
Jack moved to approve bills, second by Bobbie. Carried
New Lighting: City Council minutes mentioned that the city repair budget will cover cost of replacing lights in library. This will save on electricity and maintenance costs. Janelle made motion, second by Jack, to have Roger talk to Brian Maxwell about replacing lights. Carried.
Librarian report:
silent auction brought in $818
New fan put in.
Roger unclogged sink.
New chairs for meeting room have arrived.
Hot water heater needed adjusting so someone from Davidson's came.
Lions will take old drop box.
Steve is working on installing new server.
Cindy and her sister Lori will paint the meeting room. Hockenbrock will then install wanescoting.
Library will be closed Sat. Dec. 23, Christmas, New Year's and Sat. Dec. 30.

Staff requested we reconsider being open Saturdays. After reviewing numbers of patrons who come to library on Saturdays, the board decided to keep hours the same. 
Janelle moved that board members meet with staff regarding current tension. The meeting will be held at 8am Wednesday morning. Andrea seconded.Carried.