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Board Meeting Minutes 2013 09

Administrator : October 16, 2013 4:42 pm : Elkhart Public Library


ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elkhart Public Library was called to order by Janice E. Dean, president, at 5:40 p.m., on September 17, 2013, in Meeting Room #1 of the Main Library.

Members present: Krystal Anderson, Brian Byrn, Mary E. Davis, Janice E. Dean, Jennifer Nielsen

Members absent: Renee’ Cocanower, J. Scott Troeger

Others present: Deborah L. Stewart, director, Sandra Bevins, business manager

Staff or Guests present:  Marsha Eilers, Gwen Robison, Marjorie Schaphorst

CONSENT AGENDA

Adoption of Consent Agenda

Brian Byrn moved THAT the Board adopt the Consent Agenda as presented.

Jennifer Nielsen seconded.                   Motion: Carried.

PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS

  • Work Session:  A work session to discuss funding of the elevator construction will follow this meeting.
  • Dr. Haworth:  The President appointed Krystal Anderson, Brian Byrn, and Jennifer Nielsen to represent the Board during a visit with Dr. Haworth, Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools, on October 15. 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

  • Due to vandalism, designated restrooms at the Main Library will be locked during public hours.  Access will be available by requesting assistance from staff at a public desk.
  • “Talk like a Pirate” day will be celebrated on September 19, 2013.
  • The non-binding review of the Library’s budget will be held by the Elkhart County Council on September 19, 2013.
  • The Library will be participating in the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Biz-Ness EXPO on October 3, 2013.
  • A survey is in progress seeking patron input on library open hours.  Preliminary results indicate a desire for longer Saturday hours.  A full report will be presented at the October 15, 2013, meeting.
  • The sidewalk around the Main Library will be replaced.  The Elkhart City will pay the labor cost and the Library will pay the materials cost estimated at $5,000.00.
  • The Library participated in the United Way “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” race on August 23, 2013, winning two trophies.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Phase II Renovations

The elevator replacement cost and funding will be discussed at a work session immediately following this meeting.  Quotes will be requested for the construction of a garage on the Dunlap Branch Library site.

Long Range Plan

Request for proposals to facilitate the next long range plan are being prepared.


 

NEW BUSINESS

403(b) Plan Termination Resolution

The Board considered a resolution to terminate the Library’s 403(b) plan due to changes in IRS regulations making the Library ineligible for this plan.

Mary E. Davis moved THAT the 403(b) Plan Termination Resolution be adopted as presented.

Jennifer Nielsen seconded.                   Motion: Carried.

457(b) Plan Activation Resolution

The Board considered a resolution to establish a 457(b) plan that gives employees the option to contribute voluntarily to a deferred compensation plan.

Krystal Anderson moved THAT the 457(b) Plan Activation Resolution be adopted as presented.

Brian Byrn seconded.                            Motion: Carried.

Petty Cash Checking Account Transfer Resolution

The board considered a resolution to move the petty cash checking account from Key Bank to Teachers Credit Union.

Brian Byrn moved THAT the Petty Cash Checking Account Transfer Resolution be adopted as presented.

Mary E. Davis seconded.                     Motion: Carried.

1782 Notice Response Resolution

The Board considered a blanket resolution that would give the Director permission to respond to the 1782 statement of the 2014 budget.  This action will allow unspent 2013 appropriations to fund the 2014 budget.

Krystal Anderson moved THAT the Board adopt the 1782 Notice Response Resolution as presented.

Jennifer Nielsen seconded.                   Motion: Carried.

Questions and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests

Janice E. Dean expressed her appreciation for the staff reports about various library conferences.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:15 p.m.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be on October 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room #1 of the Main Library.

 

 

 

 

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Krystal Anderson, Secretary

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Health Insurance Marketplace Program

Administrator : October 10, 2013 11:10 am : Elkhart Public Library

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Friends of the Library Week; “Bigger Bag” Book Sale

Administrator : October 10, 2013 11:00 am : Elkhart Public Library

Bag of books

Friends “Bigger Bag” Book Sale

Fill a bag for $4.00

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 1:00-6:00 for Friends of EPL.
(Membership can be purchased at the sale.)

FOR EVERYONE:
Friday, October 25, 12:00-6:00
Saturday, October 26, 9:00-12:00

The sale will be in the Main Library basement meeting rooms.
For more information call 522-3333 or email FriendsofEPL@aol.com

Friends of Libraries Week

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Whereas, Friends of the Elkhart Public Library raise funds that enable our library to move from good to great — providing  resources for additional programming, much needed equipment, support for children’s summer reading, and special events throughout the year;

Whereas, the work of the Friends highlights on an on-going basis the fact that our library is the cornerstone of the community providing opportunities for all to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present;

Whereas, the Friends understand the critical importance of well funded libraries and advocate to ensure that our library gets the resources it needs to provide a wide variety of services to all ages including access to print and electronic materials, along with expert assistance in research, readers’ advisory, and children’s services;

Whereas, the Friends’ gift of their time and commitment to the library sets an example for all in how volunteerism leads to positive civic engagement and the betterment of our community;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Elkhart Public Library honors October 20-26, 2013, as Friends of Libraries week, and urges everyone to join the Friends of the Library and thank them for all they do to make our library and community so much better.

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Inspirational Authors Coming to EPL

Administrator : October 10, 2013 9:51 am : Elkhart Public Library

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We will welcome three local Christian authors to the Main Library on Saturday, October 26, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Natalie Replogle is a busy stay-at-home mom of three young kids and a wife to her heartthrob, Greg. She enjoys escaping the glamorous life of dirty diapers, dishes and laundry to lose herself in writing novels drenched in romance and suspense. She and her family reside in Northern Indiana. Her first novel, A RESCUED HEART was released in April, 2013. A RESCUED LIFE is scheduled for next spring. Learn more about Natalie at www.nataliereplogle.blogspot.com.

Kevin L. Kingsbury was born and raised in rural Michigan. He completed two years of college before joining the US Navy, serving as an Engineering Lab Technician aboard the USS Mississippi. He currently lives in northern Indiana with his wife and “most of our blended family of 9 kids.” Kevin works as a materials testing engineer, and is the author of INFILTRATOR (2013) and INTERDICTION (2001). Connect with him online at www.kevinLkingsbury.com

Dominique Wilkins writes Contemporary Christian and Inspirational Fiction. Her books and stories are taken from real-life situations and everyday events. She often uses her own past as inspiration, “paying it forward” to her readers “[w]ith stories, that I write for you to love!” Two of Dominique’s books, 13 HEROES and THE BAD PARENT are available at EPL. For a complete list of her works, visit www.authordwilkinsgoodbooks.com and click on “book sale!” in the left column

All three of our guests will have books available for purchase and signing.

 

 

 

 

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Cheese Please: The Whole Fromage

Administrator : October 9, 2013 9:14 am : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastHow do you like your cheese? Sliced cheddar on a slice of apple pie? Melted into a pot of steaming macaroni?  Atop your favorite pizza or salad? Or simply sliced with the right glass of wine?  Dip into the books in this issue to learn more about this dairy food that runs the gamut from good old American slices to the sophisticated wedge of European cheese, like Roquefort, Edam or Stilton.

Cheese

CHEESE: A GLOBAL HISTORY by Andrew Dalby.

CHEESE FOR DUMMIES. John Wiley & Sons Canada, c2012. 641.373 C515

THE GREAT BIG CHEESE COOKBOOK. Running Press, c2009. 641.673 G786

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ARTISAN CHEESE MAKING AT HOME: TECHNIQUES & RECIPES FOR MASTERING WORLD-CLASS CHEESES by Mary Karlin.  Ten Speed Press, c2011. 637.3 K18

CHEESEMAKING by Rita Ash.  Skyhorse Pub., c2010. 637.3 A819

CHEESEMONGER: A LIFE ON THE WEDGE by Gordon Edgar.  Chelsea Green Pub., c2010. 381.4173 E23

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING CHEESE, BUTTER, AND YOGURT AT HOME: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW EXPLAINED SIMPLY by Richard Helweg . Atlantic Pub. Group, c2010. 637.3 H486

THE FARMSTEAD CREAMERY ADVISOR: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BUILDING AND RUNNING A SMALL, FARM-BASED CHEESE BUSINESS by Gianaclis Caldwell . Chelsea Green Pub., c2010. 637.3068 C147

HOME DAIRY WITH ASHLEY ENGLISH: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MAKE CHEESE, YOGURT, BUTTER & MORE by Ashley English. Lark Crafts, c2011. 637 E58

THE JOY OF CHEESEMAKING: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING, MAKING, AND EATING FINE CHEESE by Jody Farnham.  Skyhorse Pub., c2011.  637.3 F236

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CHEESE HORS D’OEUVRES: 50 RECIPES FOR CRISPY CANAPES, DELECTABLE DIPS, MARINATED MORSELS, AND OTHER TASTY TIDBITS by Hallie Harron.  The Harvard Common Press, 2008. 641.812 H323

THE CHEESECAKE BIBLE: INCLUDES 200 RECIPES by George Geary.  R. Rose, c2008.  641.8653 G292c

EATINGWELL FAST & FLAVORFUL MEATLESS MEALS: 150 HEALTHY RECIPES EVERYONE WILL LOVE by Jessie Price. Countryman Press, c2011. 641.5636 P945

KRAFT FOODS BUSY FAMILY RECIPES. Publications International, Ltd., c2010. 641.555 K89

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S CASSEROLES by Faith Durand.  The Harvard Common Press, c2010. 641.821 D948

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S FONDUE by Hallie Harron.  The Harvard Common Press, c2010. 641.81 H323

Cheese Assorted

Gourmet Cheese

DI BRUNO BROS. HOUSE OF CHEESE: A GUIDE TO WEDGES, RECIPES, AND PAIRINGS by Tenaya Darlington. Running Press, c2013. 641.673 D221

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S BRIE: UNWRAPPING AMERICA’S UNIQUE CULTURE OF CHEESE by Kirstin Jackson.  Penguin Group, 2012. 641.373 J13

MASTERING CHEESE: LESSONS FOR CONNOISSEURSHIP FROM A MAÎTRE FROMAGER by Max McCalman.  Clarkson Potter, c2009. 641.373 M122m

THE WHOLE FROMAGE: ADVENTURES IN THE DELECTABLE WORLD OF FRENCH CHEESE by Kathe Lison.  Broadway Paperbacks, 2013. 637.35 L771

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