Cortland Community Library 63 S Somonauk Road Cortland, IL 60112

Board of Trustees Meeting March 16, 2016


Present: Mary Benson, Martha Carter, Harlan Hawkins, Victoria Haier* and Marie Kornischuk. Also present Barb Coward.

Absent: John Francisco and Ryan Hilligoss.


The meeting was called to order by President Harlan Hawkins at 7:07. Minutes of February 17 were read and discussed. Mary Benson moved to approve the minutes; seconded by Martha Carter. All approved.


Treasurer’s reports and expenditures were discussed. Marie Kornischuk moved to approve these reports. A second was made by Martha Carter. Voice vote taken and all approved.


The librarian’s report was read and Board training at Hinckley library was discussed. Mrs. Haier plans to attend.


There were no citizens in attendance.


The patron survey was mentioned as a way to make patrons aware of what we offer AND to assess which services are used.


A possible Friends Group was discussed. Barb Coward will contact Kim Dettman to brainstorm about this topic. Victoria Haier will bring more of her ideas to the next meeting.


The forthcoming bird/butterfly garden in memory of Mary Aldis was discussed as a possible project for the friends. That led to discussion of Monarch plots and plants to support them.


Library policy discussion was postponed until an email is answered by a director’s list-serve.


Because Trustees will be out of town or unable to attend the scheduled April 20th meeting, the April meeting was moved to April 13 at 7:15. This later start will allow the tutuoring program to clear out of the back room before the Board meeting begins.


Harlan Hawkins moved to adjourn at 8:05. Marie Kornischuk seconded that motion. All approved and the meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted Barb Coward


*Revised and approved at the April 13, 2016 meeting of the Cortland Community Library Board