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Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Present: President Young; Trustees Barnett, Champ, Dettling, Gibson, Hull, Miserendino, and Pierson ; Administrative Librarian Grabbe; and Administrative Assistant Grasmick.

Absent: Trustee Westropp; Youth Liaison, Cynthia Stamelos .

President Young called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

There were no changes or corrections to the minutes of the March 8 meeting.

Trustee Gibson moved to accept the minutes of March 8, 2011. Trustee Hull seconded. Motion carried.

Administrative Librarian's Report

Equipment: This is national library week. The DVD2GO machine was officially opened for business at 9:00 a.m. yesterday. Patrons have begun using the service and no problems have been reported yet. Temporary signage is in place. We will order permanent signage once all operational issues are addressed.

Work continues on the Children’s signage project and the web site redesign project.

: A copy of the agenda for the April 8 staff in-service day was distributed. The programs were very interesting and informative and the staff was enthusiastic. It was a successful training day.

: The Friends of Lake Forest Library Children’s Summer Used Book Sale will take place Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4. A flyer was distributed.

Progress is being made toward getting the E-Pay service up and running. We hope to have it working in approximately 30 days.

Miscellaneous: The City of Lake Forest Boards and Commissions Recognition Dinner at the Lake Forest Club will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011.

Summer reading materials were distributed. This year’s theme is A Midsummer Knight’s Read.

The City is celebrating Earth Week as part of their 150 th anniversary. Part of the Earth Week celebration includes Geocaching for Gardens, a high-tech treasure hunt game. The library will serve as one of the geocache box locations.

The Rotary Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff recognition breakfast will be held on May 18 th at Forest Park Beach. Mrs. Grabbe submitted Ms. Stamelos’ name so that she will receive an invitation to the breakfast.

We have received approval notification for the Per Capita Grant in the amount of $20,526.98.

Committee Reports :

Services: No report.

Long Range Planning: No report.

Finance: No report.

NSLS: Another payment was recently received from the State of Illinois. The new merged system becomes operational on July 1, 2011.

Friends: Barbara Rinella is the scheduled performer for the annual meeting on April 21, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. Barbara will be dramatizing Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell.

Book donations are being stolen from the back landing. The police were notified. We will also look into having a second security camera installed that would capture the driveway and perhaps the license plate of cars that stop at the loading dock. Materials will also be moved inside whenever possible.

Old Business: None.

New Business: The nominating committee, President Young, and Trustees Barnett and Pierson, met tonight at 7:00 p.m.

The next Board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.

Opportunity for the public to address the Board: no one addressed the Board.

President Young adjourned the meeting at 8:02 p.m. for the Board to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter.

Following the Executive Session, President Young called the meeting to order at 8:16 p.m.

Trustee Gibson moved that the meeting be adjourned. Trustee Champ seconded. Motion carried.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Catherine Miserendino