Bryan-Bennett Library

October 17, 2017


Bryan-Bennett Library Board of Trustees Meeting

October 17, 2017

6:30 p.m. at the Library

I.             Call to Order

II.            Roll Call of Trustees

III.          Recognition of Visitors

IV.          Secretary’s Report

A.    Approval of September 2017 Board Minutes

V.           Treasurer’s Report

A.   Financial Report for October 2017

B.   Payment of October 2017 Bills

VI.          Committee Reports

A.   Finance

B.   Policy

C.   Personnel

D.   Building and Grounds

VII.        New Business

VIII.       Unfinished Business

A.   Payment of December Bills – In September, Board members indicated they wanted to change the way in which December Bills are paid. The Library Director is seeking more clear instruction regarding what process the Board wishes to follow regarding December bills.

B.   Exterminator – The Board will be considering options for exterminator services. This topic was scheduled for discussion in September. Due to the abbreviated agenda for the rescheduled September meeting, the exterminator discussion was postponed until October.

C.   Closing Library early on November 22, 2017 – This is the day before Thanksgiving. The last 2 years, the Board has authorized closing the Library at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving-eve.

D.   Per Capita Grant Application Requirements. Each year as part of the application process, the Board and employees are required to address specified policies and procedures. This year’s focus is on safety.

1.    The Board will continue reviewing Chapter 12, “Safety,” of Serving Our Public.

2.    Update on progress completing online safety training videos.

3.    The Board will also review Chapters 1-5 of the Trustee Facts File 3rd Edition.

4.    Board members are to familiarize themselves with the services of the Illinois State Library Literacy Program, which are found at

IX.     Director’s Report

X.      Board Members’ Reports

XI.     Adjournment