Meeting: Libraries

The Jasper Public Library Board and Dubois County Contractual Public Library Board met Thursday and:

Ӣ Chose two possible dates for a special meeting to interview community members for spots on a new building committee. A story can be found here.

”¢ Heard a report from Bill Shaneyfelt about the board’s initiative to seek repayment of fines for overdue or lost materials. Shaneyfelt explained that he, along with the help of staff members Jill Watson and Elaine Streicher, have mailed about 50 demand letters to patrons with outstanding and significant fees. Those patrons will have 30 days to set up a repayment plan before the library will file suit. The 30-day waiting periods will expire at various times this month.

Ӣ Approved closing the library on Friday, May 16, for staff development. The contractual board did the same earlier that afternoon.

Ӣ Heard a reminder from board Vice President Jim Seifert that World Book Night is Friday, April 23, and about 20 volunteers will be distributing free books throughout the community for this event.

Ӣ The contractual board also discussed cracks in the soffit at Ferdinand Branch Library. Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand, which designed the library, will contact the manufacturer about the warranty on the soffit and about making repairs.

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