Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:15 a.m. Those members present were Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon and Carrie Cline. Alice Snodgrass was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the November minutes, Ann made a motion to accept them as written, Erlene seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the November statistics.
- Saturday evening (December 10th) is the final Southwest City Christmas Home Tour, which Carrie, Tammy, and Retha will be working, representing the library. Tickets are $10 each, and this is the final year of this event. As always, all proceeds go to the Southwest City Foundation to benefit the library.
- Carrie will be attending a “town meeting” sponsored by the Missouri State Library, discussing future plans and needs of LSTA funds. Carrie talked about the huge impact the courier service has had on meeting the needs of our patrons through InterLibrary Loan, and the different grants we’ve taken advantage of, such as Summer Reading Program and Mini-Tech (copiers). The meeting will be held in Springfield and will give every Library Director a chance to voice their opinions.
- The library is collecting donations for Crosslines in lieu of fines in December. For those with large fines, if they donate any amount of money over $1, they can clear their accounts, and help a worthy organization.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for December 10, 2011
Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:10. Those members present were Carrie Cline, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon, and Sheila Owens by phone. Rachel Abercrombie and Alice Snodgrass were unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the October minutes, Ann made a motion to approve the minutes, Erlene seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the statistics for October.
- The Southwest City Library has held several very successful adult classes, and the Pineville Library has held several crafting classes for adults.
- The weekly Story Times as both libraries have grown and are booming. The Pineville Story Time, held each Thursday at 10 a.m., recently had over 50 people in attendance. The Southwest City Story Time, held each Thursday at 12:30 p.m., has been maintaining a faithful group of 10.
- The last Southwest City Christmas Home Tour will be held on Saturday evening, December 10th, from 4-8 p.m. All proceeds go to the Foundation to benefit the library, and the library itself will be part of the tour. Tickets are $10 again this year.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for November 12, 2011
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It’s hard to read, but the library’s small (2.53%) portion is that small sliver second from the right.
The McDonald County Library has operated with the same tax levy since the beginning…
Because of the way taxes are apportioned, the percentage of every dollar changes slightly every year.
(Almost every year the library gets an even smaller percentage.)
In 2011, the library gets only 2+1/2 cents out of every dollar.
Think what an amazing return you get for that tiny little portion of each dollar.
Unlike the schools, the library is a public service that everyone can use and enjoy.
As of 2011, we’re now even operating a THIRD library branch without raising your property tax!
(Thanks in large part to the generous efforts of the SWC Library Foundation, a private (non-tax-funded) organization.)
We hope to continue to bring you the very best return on your tax dollar for many years to come!
We’ve just updated the information about how to check your account and/or reserve books online… If you’ve ever wanted to reserve a book OR find out what items are checked out to you, when they are due, fines/overdues, items reserved or waiting to be picked up, etc…
Try these new (and hopefully much simplified) instructions!
The libraries in Pineville and Southwest City each have TWO Special Children’s Computers designed especially for kids ages 3 to 9 years old!
These computers have lots of fun, kid-friendly and educational software titles loaded, and they are NOT connected to the Internet, so they are safe for your kids to explore to their heart’s content.
There are no special forms to fill out, and no logins/passwords required… Your kids can just sit down and start using them immediately!
To learn more about the Early Literacy Station computers and software, click here
Call to Order – The meeting was called to order at 10:05 a.m. Those members present were Alice Snodgrass, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Rachel Abercrombie, Sheila Owens, and Carrie Cline. Erlene Gideon was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the August minutes, and finding one grammatical error, Ann made a motion to approve the minutes with the one correction, Sheila seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the Statistics for August and September.
- The library has held the fall book sale all week and has currently made just over $600.
- The library’s web site has a Community Calendar which features all of the library classes going on at each building.
- Carrie just returned from a wonderful Missouri Library Association Fall Conference.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for October 8th, 2011
At the August meeting of the Board of Trustees, the following hours of operation were set:
- Monday-Friday: 9 AM – 6 PM
- Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Southwest City Hours: (unchanged)
- Tues-Fri: 11 AM – 6 PM
- Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
- Tue-Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM – 3 PM
These new hours are effective as of September 6th.
Tax Levy Hearing – After reviewing paperwork, Alice Snodgrass made a motion to set our 2012 tax levy to our voted ten cents as allowed by the Missouri State Auditor’s Office. Ann Crowder-Sanders seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.
Call to Order – The regular board meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. Those members present were Alice Snodgrass, Erlene Gideon, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Rachel Abercrombie, Sheila Owens, and Carrie Cline.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the June minutes, Sheila made a motion to approve them as written, Erlene seconded, and it was approved unanimously.
- Carrie presented the statistics for June and July.
- Carrie gave a report on the totals for the 2011 Summer Reading Program and graphed ages and grades of participants. This year was a huge success, thanks in part to the Missouri State Library Summer Reading Program grant and the $1000 donation from our local Wal-Mart.
- The Friends of the Library disbanded, but gave donations to the Pineville library for new ceiling tiles, notebooks for archiving old newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, a toaster oven, stools, landscaping, and the remained will be put in the building fund CD when it next comes due.
- Carrie has continued with her current Pre School Story Times each week, with Pineville at 10 a.m. on Thursdays, and Southwest City at 12:30 each Thursday. The Pineville event remains very popular, and the Southwest City group keeps growing in size.
- Carrie presented each trustee with their term limits and when each expires.
Continue reading Board of Trustees Minutes for August 20th, 2011
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