Grangeville Centennial Library Regular Board Meeting
May 17, 2018
The meeting was called to order by Brett Rogers at 6:09 PM. Those present were: Brett Rogers, Meleah McCulley, Angie Norman, Amy Farris, and Susan Anderson. Brennan Wright was absent.
The Board reviewed the revised minutes from the January 18, 2018 meeting and February 9, 2018 special meeting. Meleah made a motion to accept the minutes as revised. Susan seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
Angie shared the budget update. There have been no new purchases since the previous meeting.
Angie gave a library update report:
Angie went to the City Council meeting last Monday to announce her resignation.
Laura Moore-Cunningham Grant—has been completed and the final report has been submitted. Only pending items are a laptop and two desktop computers that are still not working and need to install Photoshop on two computers. $5,300 received, $5645.88 was spent. The overage will come from the computer enhancement budget.
Grangeville Community Foundation Grant—has been completed and the final report has been submitted. FoCL received $1,000 and matched with another $1,000 towards tables, chairs, books, and wall paint.
STEM Action Center FABSlam Grant—the Grangeville Centennial Library’s FABSlam team “The Nerdy Squirrels” has designed and presented a dog leash holder in Lewiston for the STEM Action Center FABSlam Showcase. Unfortunately, we did not place in the competition. However, we learned a great deal and are excited to do it again next year. This event has created a request for a continuation of a Teen Tech Night spinoff. Starting in April, we have hosted a Teen Tech Night program at the library devoted to all things nerdy. We have had an average of 10 participants each week. Final report has been submitted. $3,570 received, $1,710 spent = $1,860 remaining balance, which can be used for additional supplies.
STEM Action Center PK12 Innovative STEM Project Grant—we have been awarded $2,115 for the PK12 Innovative STEM Project Grant. This money has been used in support and in conjunction with the 3D Design and Fabrication Grant to supply any additional filament, tools and supplies needed to fulfill our 3D Design and Fabrication challenge. We have purchased a laptop computer that has been used primarily for 3D printer programs and projects as well as a mobile unit to take the 3D printer to the community for demonstrations. We have completed one presentation/demonstration at SPPs teen tech class and one presentation at the library March 28th. We are still working on booking dates to do a demonstration/presentation at GEMS. Final report has not yet been submitted, interim report has been submitted. $2,115 received, $1,573 spent = $547 remaining balance left to spend on materials. The final report is due in September.
Summer STEM from your Library Grant—we have applied for and received a grant for $500 from the Idaho Commission for Libraries to support STEM programming in our Summer Reading events. Money from this grant can be used to bring STEM to the community and will support programs in the park.
Idaho Project Learning Tree Grant—we have been awarded the Forest Education Grant for the amount of $250 to do a community scavenger hunt for our summer reading program. We have received the money, which will be spent through our FoCL group. We plan to do the scavenger hunt during the end of summer reading BBQ at Pioneer Park Thursday, July 26th, from 2 PM-4 PM.
The Pilcrow Foundation Grant—FoCL has been awarded this book grant that will support the collection of children’s books for up to $1500 with a match provided by FoCL of $400. The book list has been delivered and 71 book choices have been selected.
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Grant—we have been awarded this mini grant of $500 that will support our summer reading program. We will do science projects at the park with kids of all ages and two programs with Story Time kids June 20, 21, 27, and 28. We will be making rock candy, salt geodes, volcanoes, rockets, magic rocks, and dinosaur eggs. The money was deposited yesterday. The items will be organized in tubs for ease of use.
Story Time—Gina Sobrero has taken over the Wednesday story time for ages 4-6. We have extended meetings from 30 minutes to an hour from 11 AM-12 PM. Attendance has been great with about 15 kids in attendance each week. We already have great programs and presentations planned for Summer Reading participation. We will have Yoga in the Park, two visits from local musicians, ribbon dancing in the park, a field trip to the community garden, and special “Libraries Rock!” hands-on chemistry experiment planned for the kids this year.
Teen Tech Night—after participation with the FABSlam challenge and showcase, our teens requested a regular weekly meeting where they can continue to learn and play with technology. April 13, 20, and 27 GCL is hosting Teen Tech Night from 3 PM-4:30 PM in the Elaine Crea meeting room. This session is learning to program Edison Robots. Our next session is scheduled for May 4, 11, and 18, from 3 PM – 4:30 PM, focusing on 3D printing and designing.
Teen Tech Week—in participation with ICfL’s Teen Tech Week, we hosted a night of 3D printing education for teens and parents that took place March 23k from 5 PM – 6:30 PM. Attendance was six. We gave a brief 3D printer presentation, followed step-by step lessons with Tinkercad design, explored the Thingiverse and the 3D creations available, and watched how a 3D printed skull was made.
Let’s Talk About It—FoCL has decided to sponsor this program again next year. The application period is currently open for the 2018-19 year. We have submitted our application. The 2017-18 final report and paperwork have been submitted and all books returned.
Adult Craft Night—we scheduled two Adult Craft Night projects, March 15 (attendance 11) and March 29 (attendance 6), from 5:30 PM – 7 PM. Nicole Hill, Library Aide, hosted the program. On the March 15, we painted mugs, plates, and bowls with alcohol ink. On March 28, we did string art. FoCL would like to sponsor another session of Adult Craft Nights in the fall after Summer Reading is finished.
Jumpstart—we received books from ICfL to give out at the Kindergarten registration at GEMS on March 23, from 8 AM – 1 PM. We put together folders for the kids and advertised for Summer Reading. We signed up 36 kids for library cards and gave all the packets out. We also dropped off eight packets for new kindergarten students at SPPS. Final report has been completed and submitted.
- Father’s Day Rock Painting in the park with Kerstin from Little Bear Preschool
- Rock Candy, Salt Geodes, Magic Treasure Rocks, and Dinosaur Eggs—EJK Grant Fulfillment
- Forest Ed Scavenger Hunt and End of summer reading BBQ with Lions Club—PLT Grant fulfillment
- Belly Dancing in the park with Dorothy Haywood and Family
- Family Self Defense in the park with Todd McGeorge
- Soil and Water program with Eilene Rowan from ID Soil & Water Conservation Commission
- Teen Movie Night and Teen Tech Night
- Edible Watershed project with Hailey Shingler from Department of Environmental Quality
- Balance Magic and Building Instruments with Cindy Lunt from PBS Kids
- Streamer Dancing at the park with Kerstin from Little Bear Preschool
We will be doing Summer Reading presentations at Head Start May 9, Cornerstone May 10, and GEMS May 22. Many of the activities are for all ages.
Art in the Park—planning and applications are being handled by Kayle and Heidi Brown, library aides. So far we have eight craft vendors and eight informational/fundraiser booths. FoCL will plan to have a table. The dates are July 4-5.
Angela has resigned. Her last official day is May 23, 2018. She is willing to help the new Director continue the work that has been started and complete required grant reports.
The Board accepted the file of potential candidates from Angela. Meleah made a motion to move into Executive session to review the applications. Susan seconded. The motion carried at 7:09 PM. The Board ended Executive session at 7:23.
The Board will check references and schedule interviews on May 29, 2018, from 5:30- 7:30.
The Board considered Angela Norman as a replacement for Serena Jackson’s vacant position. Meleah made a motion that the Board approve Angela as a replacement for Serena. Susan seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously. Angela will join the Board, pending City Council approval.
The Budget for next year will be presented by the new Director on July 17, at the City Council meeting.
The Board discussed the salary for the new Director and determined that whoever is hired for the Director position will be hired for no more than the current budgeted amount.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 PM.
The next regular meeting was not scheduled.