August 13, 2019

The regular meeting of the Oswego Public Library Board was called to order August 13, 2019 at 5:36. In attendance were board members Nancy Korinek, Carol McLoed, Jennie Green, Paula Kern, Kris Redburn and library director Liz Turner. Also present was guest Cody Holmes. Susan Johnson joined the meeting at 6:10.

Cody gave a report on the Haunted Library, which will be entering its 4th or 5th year. He utilizes the children’s room and smaller meeting room in the bas        ement of the library. This year the Haunted Library will be open to the public on October 26 and October 31 from 5:30 to 8:30.

He requested the use of the children’s room beginning Aug 31 in order to get everything set up in time. Kris moved that Cody have access to the large room on August 31 and the smaller room on September 21. Paula seconded the motion and it was carried. Cody also asked for workers for both dates. The board expressed their appreciation to Cody for providing a great Halloween experience for the community. Cody then left the meeting.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 

Liz reported that the audio book rental program is still underway. The ceiling that has water damage has not been repaired yet due to non response of the provider. At this time Liz has been unable to find an internet provider in the area who can provide the 15 MG service recommended by the state. On August 21 the film The Public will be available for viewing.

Flooring in the basement is to be cleaned and waxed in the near future.

Paula presented the financial report. Carol moved we accept the report. The motion was seconded and approved. Paula moved we approve the bill submitted via email for May, June and July. The motion was seconded and approved.

In old business, Paula volunteered to dispose of the old TV and laptops.

A discussion was held concerning the metal railing on the north entrance. All agreed that it was an eyesore and needed to be replaced. Nancy will check with Calvin Jurgenson about different design possibilities and report back to the board. Tank Connection may be able to powdercoat the railing.

Discussion of the O’Connell Trust led off new business. The bank in charge is changing some things about the trust. The board is unable to have any control over the trust as it is just a beneficiary of it.

Trustee Training was held to conclude the meeting. The video “Effective Library Board Meetings” was shown to all and new Trustee Manuals were distributed to all in attendance.

Paula moved the meeting adjourn. The motion was seconded and carried. The meeting was adjourned at 6:50.

Respectfully submitted,  

Kristin Redburn

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