Centennial Library

January 20, 2022 Board Meeting

Grangeville Centennial Library Board Meeting
Mayor’s Conference Room-215 W North St.
January 20, 2022- 5:00 p.m.

Meeting was called to order by Meleah McCulley at 5:00 PM. Those present: Brennan Wright, Meleah McCulley, Betty Nafziger, Bridget Arnzen, and Gina Sobrero. Absent: Carmen Sangster and Heidi Brown

Minutes: Betty moved, and Brennan seconded, to approve the minutes from the November 18, 2021 meeting. Motion passed.

Budget Report: Gina shared the report of expenditures for December 2021 and revenue through November 2021. The annual report for October 2020 – October 2021 is still in the auditing process.

Library Report: Gina shared library daily statistics for December 2021 and the beginning of January 2022. Other events:
• December’s How to Catch an Elf event was well attended. Over 50 participants participated in ornament making, other activities, cookies, giveaway, and story time.
• The Read to Me grant with GEMS will continue once a month until May. Each session includes a story time, and a related craft. Each of the 65 kindergarteners receive a paperback copy of the book along with a parent newsletter to encourage reading at home.
• Planning for summer reading has started. Currently working with theme: Oceans of Possibilities.
• Planning for an Earth Day event, end of April.
Let’s Talk About It has started out well with Sandra Aiken leading the first discussion. There are two more book talks scheduled:
o 2/8: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, Nancy Casey as scholar
o 3/8: Empire Falls, Carrie Seymour as scholar
• Storytime is back in full swing. Gina started with a Marble Maze event, connected with the current STEM Grant. Upcoming themes for 1/26 – 2/23 include: Winter clothing, Bears, Valentine’s Day, Families, and Oceans

Old Business

1. Election of Board Officers. Recommended slate of officers for 2022 was presented: Brennan Wright, President; Betty Nafziger, Vice President; Meleah McCulley, Secretary. Bridget moved to approve these officers. Brennan seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

2. Strategic Planning: Meleah provided an overview of the Strategic Plan that the board has been creating since July 2019. The last two sections, the Long-Term Goals and the Evaluation Process, were discussed. We are tabling the Evaluation Process until the March board meeting. Brennan moved and Betty seconded the motion to approve the Long-Term Goals section. The motion passed.

New Business

No new business.

Meeting was adjourned by new president, Brennan Wright, at 6:03 PM.


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