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Library Board

Library Board Meetings

The G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library Board of Trustees of Bloomer is a citizen volunteer board of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor of Bloomer. The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the library.

Responsibilities of the board are to advocate for the library in the community, to create policies & guidelines, to determine the budget, and to plan for the future of the library.

Board meetings are open to the public and a short public comment period is available at each meeting for any citizens who have any concerns or comments they would like to share.

Library Board Members

  • Kim Summerfield-President
  • Kellie Anderson-Vice President
  • Lynda Fechter-Treasurer
  • Nancy Paulson-Secretary
  • Denise Michaelsen-School Rep
  • Kevin Zwiefelhofer-City Rep
  • Jessica Reischel-Member

 

Library Board Resources

April 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Located at Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave, Bloomer
This meeting may also be accessed virtually: https://meet.google.com/ubu-ybqt-atv
Or call 1 385-220-9405 and enter this PIN: 168 510 671#
Please phone 715-568-2384 if you have any questions.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call: Kim Summerfield, Kellie Anderson, Shirley Meindel, Nancy Paulson, Denise Michaelsen, Lynda Fechter, Kevin Zwiefelhofer
3. Introduction of Guests
4. Public Comment Period Limited to 5 Minutes
5. Friends of the Library Report
6. Action Item: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
7. Action Item: Approval of Treasurer’s Financial Report
8. Action Item: Approval of Library’s Monthly Expenditures
9. Library Director Report
10. Subjects for Consideration
a. Action Item: Internet Policy

11. Board Member Comments
12. Action Item: Adjournment

March 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Located at Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave, Bloomer
This meeting may also be accessed virtually: https://meet.google.com/ubu-ybqt-atv
Or call 1 385-220-9405 and enter this PIN: 168 510 671#
Please phone 715-568-2384 if you have any questions.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call: Kim Summerfield, Kellie Anderson, Shirley Meindel, Nancy Paulson, Denise Michaelsen, Lynda Fechter, Kevin Zwiefelhofer
3. Public Comment Period Limited to 5 Minutes
4. Friends of the Library Report
5. Action Item: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
6. Action Item: Approval of Treasurer’s Financial Report
7. Action Item: Approval of Library’s Monthly Expenditures
8. Library Director Report
9. Subjects for Consideration
a. Action Item: Resolution Designating Public Depository for Miscellaneous Public Accounts and Authorizing Withdrawal of Public Moneys
b. Action Item: Treasurer Surety Bond
c. Action Item: Covid-19 Policy
d. Action Item: Microfilm Digitization

10. Board Member Comments
11. Action Item: Adjournment

March 2022 Minutes

 

1. Call to order: President Kim Summerfield called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

2. Present: Kim Summerfield, Kellie Anderson, Shirley Meindel, Lynda Fechter, Denise Michaelsen, Kevin Zwiefelhofer, Nancy Paulson, Florence LaBeau, Megan Taylor (Director)

3. Public Comment: None

4. Friends of the Library Report: The February sale went well. We will receive more details later.

5. Previous Meeting Minutes: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

6. Treasurer’s Report:
Current Balance in the NOW Checking Account $15,569.55
Current Balance in the Money Market Account $42,311.64

Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Lynda Fechter to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

7. Library’s Monthly Expenditures: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to approve the monthly expenditures. Motion carried.

8. Library Director’s Report: See report.

9. Subjects for Consideration:

a. Resolution Designating Public Depository for Miscellaneous Public Accounts and Authorizing Withdrawal of Public Moneys: Motion made by Kim Summerfield and seconded by Kevin Zwiefelhofer to approve the resolution to deposit and withdraw funds in the library accounts. Motion carried.
b. Treasurer Surety Bond: This action was tabled for now.
c. COVID-19 Policy: Megan revised the policy to reflect the new CDC guidelines. Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Nancy Paulson to approve the new COVID-19 policy. Motion carried.
d. Microfilm Digitization: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to approve the contract with Advantage Archives to digitize 106 microfilm rolls with a cost up to $19,000.00 from the Money Market account. Motion carried.

10. Board Member Comments: None

11. Adjournment: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to adjourn the meeting at 6:10. Motion carried.

February 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Located at Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave, Bloomer
This meeting may also be accessed virtually: https://meet.google.com/ubu-ybqt-atv
Or call 1 385-220-9405 and enter this PIN: 168 510 671#
Please phone 715-568-2384 if you have any questions.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call: Kim Summerfield, Kellie Anderson, Shirley Meindel, Nancy Paulson, Denise Michaelsen, Lynda Fechter, Kevin Zwiefelhofer
3. Public Comment Period Limited to 5 Minutes
4. Friends of the Library Report
5. Action Item: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
6. Action Item: Approval of Treasurer’s Financial Report
7. Action Item: Approval of Library’s Monthly Expenditures
8. Library Director Report
9. Subjects for Consideration
a. Discussion Item: 2021 Final Budget Report
b. Action Item: 2021 Annual Report
c. Action Item: Resolution for Treasurer Bond
d. Action Item: Staff In-service Days

10. Board Member Comments
11. Action Item: Adjournment

February 2022 Minutes

 

1. Call to order: President Kim Summerfield called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

2. Present: Kim Summerfield, Kellie Anderson, Shirley Meindel, Lynda Fechter, Denise Michaelsen, Nancy Paulson, Florence LaBeau, Megan Taylor (Director)

Absent: Kevin Zwiefelhofer

3. Public Comment: None

4. Friends of the Library Report: A “2 for 1” sale is ongoing during the month of February located in the meeting room. The members plan on meeting sometime in March to plan more events.

5. Previous Meeting Minutes: Motion made by Shirley Meindel and seconded by Kellie Anderson to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

6. Treasurer’s Report:
Current Balance in the NOW Checking Account $16,064.29
Current Balance in the Money Market Account $42,305.52

Motion made by Kellie Anderson and seconded by Nancy Paulson to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

7. Library’s Monthly Expenditures: Motion made by Kim Summerfield and seconded by Kellie Anderson to approve the monthly expenditures. Motion carried.

8. Library Director’s Report: See report.

9. Subjects for Consideration:

a. 2021 Final Budget Report: Megan explained the report. No action needed.
b. 2021 Annual Report: Motion by Shirley Meindel and seconded by Kim Summerfield to approve the 2021 Annual Report. Motion carried.
c. Resolution for Treasurer Bond: This was tabled until a later date because we’re waiting on the bank and insurance company to finish the paperwork.
d. Staff In-service Days: Motion made by Shirley Meindel and seconded by Lynda Fechter to approve that the library may be closed for up to two days for staff in-service as needed if the library receives the team building grant, option 1. Motion carried.

10. Board Member Comments: None

11. Adjournment: Motion made by Nancy Paulson and seconded by Kim Summerfield to adjourn the meeting at 6:02. Motion carried.

January 2022 Agenda

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Located at Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave, Bloomer
This meeting may also be accessed virtually: https://meet.google.com/ubu-ybqt-atv
Or call 1 385-220-9405 and enter this PIN: 168 510 671#
Please phone 715-568-2384 if you have any questions.

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call: Summerfield, Anderson, Meindel, Paulson, Michaelsen, Fechter, Zwiefelhofer
3. Public Comment Period Limited to 5 Minutes
4. Friends of the Library Report
5. Action Item: Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
6. Action Item: Approval of Treasurer’s Financial Report
7. Action Item: Approval of Library’s Monthly Expenditures
8. Library Director Report
9. Trustee Continuing Education: Trustee Essentials #2
10. Subjects for Consideration
a. Action Item: Election of Officers
b. Action Item: Covid-19 Policy & Services

11. Board Member Comments
12. Action Item: Adjournment

January 2022 Minutes

 

1. Call to order: President Kim Summerfield called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.

2. Present: Kim Summerfield, Kellie Anderson, Shirley Meindel, Kevin Zwiefelhofer, Lynda Fechter, Denise Michaelsen, Nancy Paulson, Florence LaBeau, Megan Taylor (Director)

3. Public Comment: None

4. Friends of the Library Report: Good sales were reported from November and December. They are planning on a Valentine’s sale in February, a two for one sale on the romance books.

5. Previous Meeting Minutes: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to approve the minutes. Motion carried.

6. Treasurer’s Report:
Current Balance in the NOW Checking Account $4,014.10
Current Balance in the Money Market Account $42,299.40

Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Nancy Paulson to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.

7. Library’s Monthly Expenditures: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Kim Summerfield to approve the monthly expenditures. Motion carried.

8. Library Director’s Report: See report.

9. Trustee Continuing Education: Trustee Essentials #2: Megan shared the DPI’s information on the roles and responsibilities of the Library Board. She has asked all of the members to read the information and ask questions or comment as necessary.

10. Subjects for Consideration:
a. Election of Officers: Kim Summerfield was nominated for President. Kellie Anderson was nominated for Vice-President. Nancy Paulson was nominated for Secretary. Lynda Fechter was nominated for Treasurer. Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to accept all officer nominations. Motion carried.
b. COVID-19 Policy and Services: The library will continue with the same policy. No action taken.

11. Board Member Comments: None

12. Adjournment: Motion made by Kevin Zwiefelhofer and seconded by Shirley Meindel to adjourn the meeting at 5:51. Motion carried.

GE Bleskacek Family Memorial
Bloomer Public Library

1519 17th Ave
Bloomer, WI 54724

 

715-568-2384

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