Monday, April 19, 2021 Minutes
Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance: Meeting was called to order by President Mitchum at 7:03 pm.
Roll Call: Present: Shane Mitchum, President; Jacki Griffin, Vice President; Alyssa Mitchum, Treasurer; Laurie Knaack, Trustee; Patrick Cartwright, Trustee; Kendra Rubin, Trustee; and Melissa Tacke, Library Director. Excused: Mary Claire Aitken, Secretary.
Adoption of Agenda: The adoption of the agenda was motioned by Vice President Griffin and seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Public Comment: None
New Business: The Circulation Policy revision was discussed. Key changes were the removal of a fee for an out-of-system library card and allowance for the option of temporary library cards. Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the revised Circulation Policy, and seconded by Treasurer Mitchum. Unanimously approved. The Children and Dependent Individuals Policy revision was discussed. The key change was a reduction in age to reflect a reasonable age for independent library use in line with other libraries that have a lower age (age 9) permitted without caregiver supervision. This change reflects the actual permission in reality and issues with younger patrons not following the patron conduct policy has not been noted. Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the revised Children and Dependent Individuals Policy and seconded by Trustee Cartwright. Unanimously approved.
Old Business: Library programs, including the resumption of the in-person book club in May 2021 for the afternoon group and Storytime on the Lawn, both outdoors, were discussed. The evening book club will remain virtual. The re-opening process was discussed. Changes include a plan to bring back one public computer station and one other table and chair. Staff who have notified the library director of COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to be fully vaccinated by May 1, 2021. Newspaper subscription will resume. The library director will continue to monitor local COVID-19 statistics. Time limits to be in the library will increase to 60 minutes with a capacity of five patrons.
President’s Report: None.
Secretary’s Report: Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the March 2021 meeting minutes. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved. Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the March 2021 meeting transcript. Seconded by Trustee Rubin. Unanimously approved.
Treasurer’s Report: The March 2021 Check Detail was reviewed. Vice President Griffin motioned to approve the March 2021 Check Detail Reports. Seconded by Treasurer Mitchum. Unanimously approved.
Director’s Report: Director Tacke presented her monthly report for March 2021. There was discussion for the comparisons from the month of March 2020 to March 2021. The library was closed to the public for half of March 2020. Charts show a decrease in curbside demand, more in-person visits and a slight decrease in e-content, though still in demand. The Wifi hotspots are regularly checked out and there is good use of the building Wifi as well.
Friends Report: The April 17, 2021 Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Cherrybrook Café was very successful, with net profit total of $988 including the event itself and additional donations. Local government representatives presented a resolution to Theresa Scandurra, president of the Friends of the Castleton Public Library, in honor of National LibraryWeek.
Committee Reports: The policy committee met to review the policies reviewed today, April 19, 2021. The policy committee will meet again May 3, 2021 to continue the annual policy review. No other committees had reports.
Public Comment: None.
Executive Session: None.
Vice President Griffin motioned to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Treasurer Mitchum. The meeting was adjourned at 7:28pm.