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Blue Mound Memorial Library

September 2019 Board Minutes

Blue Mound Memorial Library

September 23, 2019


Anne Byard, President

Kathy Brownlee, Vice President

Nancy Gorden, Trustee

Dani Noland, Trustee

Julie Jones, Librarian

Alice Reed, Consultant

At 6:00p.m., the meeting was called to order by President Anne Byard.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Secretary’s Report: Nancy Gorden made a motion to accept the August 26, 2019 minutes, Kathy Brownlee seconded the motion and motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer’s Report was presented in writing. Kathy Brownlee made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, Nancy Gorden seconded the motion and motion passed.

Librarian’s Report: Librarian Julie Jones submitted her report in writing. Her report includes:

-Bathroom sink was fixed by Nolen Plumbing

-Ideas for using Memorial funds was discussed, including

bricks engraved and ready to place, Stain Glass window,

and money received from Seth Gault’s estate (a brick will be

placed in the Memorial Walk in his memory)

-Book Club and Lego Club both will meet this month

-Storytime continues to be held on Wednesdays

-17 children signed up for new program,

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Julie is still considering new ideas for programs. Anne suggested starting Coffee and Conversation, as patrons had been asking when it would begin again, so Julie will do this.

Old Business: Motion was made by Kathy Brownlee and seconded by Nancy Gorden to install a metal roof on the Library. Motion passed. Color samples will be in the library for the Board’s vote. We tabled action on area in front of the Library in regards to grass/concrete/sidewalk, as well as decisions on benches, bike rack, etc.

New Business: Ordinance 19-3 Levy of Taxes was approved by Roll Call. Motion to approve made by Dani Noland, and seconded by Kathy Brownlee.

Roll Call:

Kathy Brownlee-aye

Anne Byard-aye

Nancy Gorden-aye

Dani Noland-aye

Other: Memorial funds were used to purchase a new laminator and replacement books for groups of worn books. When Memorial funds are donated, some money should be used to purchase new books in their name. Anne read correspondences from The Smith Family and The Rice Family. Dani stated she felt the need to include all the employees in giving compliments, for inclusion in the minutes.

“Alice Reed continues to be our consistent plethora of information, and exceptional consultant who always steps up to the plate as a vested community member and Library support person.

Julie Jones has such organizational skills. As an example, her Library Storytime planned in detail long before necessary, and volunteers for activities contacted and made available at the Library’s scheduled events, and she has a friendly, gentle demeanor, greeting everyone, young and old.


Monica Reynolds helps gracefully fill in the hours needed for our employee schedule to work smoothly. Assigning her projects needing completed thoroughly is a way to highlight her strengths as an employee, and she willingly accepts these jobs.

Lindsey Sheppard works with staff and patrons alike in a professional manner. Her background in our school system compliments the positive way she interacts with the youth using our Library and the Library Book Club can attest to her research and preparedness for this job.

It was noted Eric Ireland was complimented in the August Board report and she was not being left out.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:57p.m. with motion made by Kathy Brownlee and seconded by Nancy Gorden, and motion carried.

Dani Noland, Trustee

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