February 25, 2020 Library Board Minutes
- Tuesday, February 25 2020
- Live-Stream Link: cc-live
- 6:00 p.m.
- location: 4809 Haltom Rd. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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HALTOM CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, TX 76117
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The Haltom City Public Library Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in the Haltom City Public Library Board Room, 4809 Haltom Road, Haltom City, with the following Library Board members present:
Patsy Sullivan Clare Juarez Bonnie Richards Loretta DuBois
Walter Grow – Council Liaison
Absent: Rexanne Grove Bette Bronstad Amanda Hughes Donna Peterson
Also Present: Lesly Smith, Library Services Director Fabiola Penrod, Administrative Secretary
CALL TO ORDER:
Patsy Sullivan called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS:
ITEMS OF ORDER:
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the minutes to be held at the March 24th meeting due to a lack of quorum.
Directors Monthly Report
Lesly Smith presented the following to the Board:
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots – Update (more)
Own 50 units. Currently have 37 checked out.
Emails of Monthly Library Newsletters
Sign up to receive newsletter in your email. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/HCPLNews. You may also pick up print copy of the newsletter at Circulation Desk.
Carol Callery & Wavah Fore, artists (Art in the City organization).
Explore Gravity – interactive exhibit on loan from the University of TX at Dallas (where we secure the STEM kits for Super Science Saturdays).
World War I: Lessons and Legacies Poster Exhibition – exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution.
Traded the van in for an Equinox.
Please see Library Programs & Meetings Report (with Monthly Statistical Report).
2019 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award
The Texas Municipal Library Directors Association, an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League, has awarded HCPL the above. Bring plaque. When would be a good time for presentation/commendation by City Council? Their meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. Would like as many Board & Friends members present for the award.
Vacancy:1 part time page. Have also offered page position to someone. Waiting for preliminary stuff to be performed (like background check).
One half of the carpet was cleaned in January and the other half was spot cleaned. This is done on a quarterly basis (the public area).
Programs at the Library
Please see handouts + monthly calendar handout for programs. Lots going on.
A small discussion was held. It was decided the Library Board will attend the March 9th City Council meeting to present the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Library Awards.
Friends of the HCPL Report
Ms. Patsy Sullivan presented the following:
Volunteers helped with “Night of Romance”.
Sweet Spring Break, Mon, March 9th – Friday, March 13th. Many volunteers needed. Book Sale – April 13 – 19, 2020.
Interlibrary Loan Fees
Fees to be voted on at the March 24th meeting due to a lack of quorum.
Mobile Hotspot Policy
Policies to be voted on at the March 24th meeting due to a lack of quorum.
Long-Range Plan to be discussed at the March 24th meeting due to a lack of quorum.
The next meeting will be on March 24, 2020.
Lesly asked the Board members to please advise the library as soon as possible if for whatever reason they will not be in attendance of the Board meetings.
The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
Secretary, Haltom City Public Library Board
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