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Library Board Minutes

January 2022


Library Board Meeting

January 11, 2022

Meeting called to order by Paula Martin at 4:08 p.m. (Meeting held via Zoom)


Present:  Rita Ennen, April Frank, Brian Kopp, Paula Martin, Nikki Wolla, Johnna Douthit


Reading of Minutes:  Motion by Brian to approve the December meeting minutes.  Nikki seconded.  MSC


Approval of Expenditures:  Clarification given regarding the amount listed Communico – that is the annual charge for the website for the CMS.  Motion to

                                            approve by Nikki, seconded by April.  MSC


Financial Report: The report is as of 12-31-21.  We will need to look at and approve a final report when it is completed.  The figures listed today could change a

                             bit.  We will vote on that final report at the next meeting.


Director’s Report:  This is usually the quietest time of the year. 

  • The first kids have started coming in to claim the winter reading prizes.
  • The hygge room setup is complete and being enjoyed by those using it.
  • Staff has had to juggle duties because of staff member out with covid.


Unfinished/Old Business:

     A.    Space Planning Update - Moved some furniture around and have shelving ordered.  They will begin measuring for placement when items arrive.

     B.    Library Director Annual Review - Paula will send to the board after today’s meeting.  Members are to complete ASAP and return to her. 


New Business:

     A.    Foundation expansion workshop is January 19

            We need to have a concrete plan for fundraising.  Foundation meetings will be on the 19th and 26th.  If we want to join, it is at 3:00 p.m. zoom and in 

            person.  Joe Larrivee will be there to answer questions and Mike Overby will be on zoom to answer questions.  Discussion will be held and information

            gathered.  Voting and making decisions will take place on the 26th.  If we have questions for the architect or the foundation, please send to Rita or

            attend the meeting.  She will be telling the foundation board to do the same.  Rita will send the zoom link to us so we can listen to discussions, as we are



     B.    Stark County Commission meeting, February 1

            Will take info with them from what the foundation decides and try to decide on what they are willing to do.  There is no set time for this subject in the

            meeting as it is a rolling agenda.  Discussion on this topic could be any time during the meeting.


     C.    United for Libraries statewide membership

            Report for us to let us know we will be getting info from Rita.  This is for trustees (library board members).  All libraries in the state have access to this

            United for Libraries on trainings, etc.  There is no cost to this.

     D.    Patron Concerns

            If there are any questions regarding the incident in the library, please refer to the City Safety Officer and the City Attorney.


     E.    Election of Officers

            Election was held and approved as follows:     

            President – Johnna Douthit

            Vice President – April Frank

            Secretary – Paula Martin

            Backup Secretary – Troy Kuntz


Nikki made a motion to adjourn, and April seconded.  MSC   


Next meeting will be February 8th on Zoom.


Minutes submitted by Johnna Douthit.