Board of Trustees Meeting
September 18, 2009
Present: Leslee Miller, John Aune, Jon Kehne, Kristie
Kirkpatrick and Peggy Bryan.
John Aune, board vice-chair, called the meeting to order at
4:05 p.m. John asked for additions or modifications to the
agenda. There were none. Monthly Business: The minutes of the
August meeting were reviewed. Leslee Miller made a motion to
accept minutes, Jon Kehne seconded and the motion passed.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget, Account
Balances and September vouchers #10064-10113 totaling
$23,541.04. Board members signed to authorize payment. She also
presented vouchers #1002-1003 for payment from the Construction
Fund. Board members signed to authorize payment.
Kristie reviewed circulation reports for August. Library
circulation was up 1 percent systemwide, with increases in
Albion, Colton, Garfield, Malden, Rosalia and Colfax. Website
visits were up by 2000 and online catalog transactions increased
by 800. Kristie reviewed summer reading stats. She noted that
adult summer reading more than doubled from the previous year.
Endicott, Rosalia, St. John and Colfax had very strong numbers
for the program. Branches with higher summer reading
participation were Albion, Colton, Garfield and LaCrosse. The
remaining locations saw a drop in SR attendance. There were 69
teens finishing summer reading with 476 reviews, an average of 7
reviews per teen.
Kristie shared a letter from Larry Kom with an update on the
renovation project. Documents were sent to the State Architect
last week for review and Larry plans to have a response and
re-submittal for final approval submitted this week. It now
looks as if construction will not begin before November. A
review of items in the bid package and alternates list were also
Kristie announced that the Friends of WCL will mail their
election information on October 13. Sabrina Jones is designing
the informative postcards. Kristie has scheduled election
informational meetings with several city councils in the county.
She plans to incorporate information on the broadband grant and
potential impact to each community.
Peggy presented the 2010 budgets for the General Fund,
Capital Reserve, Construction Fund and Debt Service Fund. A
brief discussion followed. Leslee Miller made a motion to accept
Resolution #16-09, #17-09, #18-09 and #19-09. Jon Kehne seconded
and the motion passed.
Kristie shared photos of the fair booth and thanked John and
Jane Aune along with staff who worked at the fair booth. The
spinning wheel was exciting for the youth and the Rural Heritage
photos sparked a lot of interest from adults. Much of the booth
was funded through an LSTA grant.
Kristie gave an update on Malden. Shannon Roe was recently
hired as the Malden Branch Manager. The new hours are Tuesday
evenings. Air Pipe is awaiting USDA funding to construct a
building in Malden that will house a computer lab, as well as
the Library. Malden will decide whether to annex to the library
district on the November ballot. If that should fail, library
service will end December 31.
Kristie announced that the Neill Public Library director
Kristie announced that Mish Stanley was recently hired as the
LaCrosse Branch Manager.
Kristie announced that the Library Supporter of the Month
will be Sally Elder, from Garfield. A long time library
supporter, Sally is editor of the North Palouse Journal.
Kristie announced that WCL applied for a $495,000 in
broadband and computer upgrades included in a huge statewide
grant filed by NeoNet in the first round of ARRA broadband
grants. We will also apply in round two with Gates Opportunity
Online funding, asking for even more upgrades. So many grants
were submitted in round 1, we may have a better shot in round 2.
Erica Willson has applied for an LSTA grant called Occupational
Resource Connections that would assist people with resumes and
skill building throughout the county. Decisions on this grant
will happen next week. Clancy is applying for Humanities
Washington program grants that will bring performers to a number
of branches or partner locations this spring. The Census Bureau
will fund a Jumping Castle, balloons and t-shirts at the
Hullabaloo, which is scheduled on Saturday, October 3.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:00.
The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 13th at in
Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Teresa Myott, Board Chair
S Main Street
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