Carnegie Public Library Board approves new checkout procedures
The Charleston’s Carnegie Public Library Board agreed to revise its checkout policy for television series during its December meeting.
With the change in the procedure, patrons now will be able to have media out for a longer period of time.
Other action items concerned policy amendments, and a special approval for serving and consuming alcoholic beverages on the library grounds during a March 4 fundraiser event.
Following a glowing report on its genealogy section by President Mary Droste, the board also confirmed its January campaign of “100 days, 100 ideas,” as modeled by other U.S. libraries, to invoke public participation, and noted that campaign letters and library programming were going well.
Board member Allen Lanham announced that this was his last board meeting after 13 years of service. Lanham, who is the Dean of Library Services at Eastern Illinois University, said he will remain in his position there for the next 18 months and has already recommended a replacement for his position on the board.
Discussion items included a grant application extending beyond its usual deadline, the need for additional fundraiser revenue and a report on audio equipment repairs. Previous executive session minutes were also approved.
Other board members in attendance were Secretary Lori Banks, Craig Cunningham, Mike Monahan, Rance Higgins, Treasurer Sally Renaud, Marcus Ricci and Bob Wiseman.