NOTICE OF A PULIC MEETING 12/1/22

LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, December 1, 2022

12:00 p.m. at Ville Platte Main Branch

916 West Main Street, Ville Platte, Louisiana 70586

  1. Opening Business
  1. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval/Amendment of Agenda
  4. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting
  5. Public Comments on Agenda Items
  1. Old Business
  2. Basile Project purchase agreement. Guest: Attorney Brent Coreil
  3. Ville Platte Expansion Project Committee update
  4. Status of ERATE Fiber project for Turkey Creek. Guest: Bo Soileau
  5. Approval of the formation of a Capital Project Fund committee and appointment of members.
  1. New Business
  1. Approval of step changes for Amy King and Lakeishia Ford due to change in job duties.
  2. Financial reports (to be reviewed prior to budget items).
  3. Approval of Cost of Living increase for the 2023 pay scale.
  4. Approval of the AMENDED 2022 budget
  5. Approval of the 2023 budget
  6. Approval of the 2023 Board of Control meeting dates.
  7. Approval of the 2023 Holiday closure list.
  8. Approval of two 2023 Fine Free periods for the months of August and December.
  9. Motion to approve two (2) credit cards with a $2,000 credit limits each for Business Manager Emily Fontenot and Outreach Coordinator Suzy Lemoine. (This motion replaces Dr. William Holmes and Jo Anna Miller).
  1. Reports
  1. Team Status Report
  2. Facilities Report
  3. Outreach Report

    iiv.          Adjournment

We sure hope everyone had a healthy and bountiful Thanksgiving celebration! Our staff and Board of Control are very grateful to our patrons for their constant support of library resources, opportunities and so much more all around the parish!

The Mystery Book Club will meet in Ville Platte on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 10:30 for their monthly book discussion. New members are always welcomed.

The Library Board of Control will meet at noon on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The agenda will be posted on Monday, November 28th. The public is always invited to attend.

Fine Free month begin on December 1, 2022 at the main library and all branches. Return any item in good condition to the main library or any branch and have all fines on the item waived.   We will also take 50% off existing fines and charges for lost/damaged items if the balance is paid in full in one lump sum payment during this period.


There are many other programs going on at the main library and the branches so we encourage all to visit the Facebook pages of each to get the current information. 

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information.  Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.   

We sure had a tough time making the decision to cancel our 2022 Library Fest but for the safety of our traveling and local authors, vendors, community partners and, of course, our patrons, it was the most prudent thing to do with a freezing weather forecast. We look forward to planning our 2023 Fest at another time of the year. Thanks to all who helped us promote this fun manner of giving “thanks” to our library patrons and the residents of Evangeline Parish for their support of the library system throughout the parish!

It is Thanksgiving week so visit a library near you to see some lovely decorations and, in some, backdrops for family and friend photo opportunities. There are many programs going on at the main library and the branches, so we encourage all to visit the Facebook pages of each to get the current information.

Note that the main library and all branches will be closed to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (11-24 thru 26, 2022).

Ville Platte main will have Family Bingo on November 23,2022 @ 4:00pm. Come out and enjoy this event! The Mystery Book Club will meet in Ville Platte on Wednesday, November 30th @ 10:30 for their monthly book discussion. New members are always welcomed. Also, Ville Platte main will have Grief Support meeting @ 2:00pm. We are here for you if you’re in need.

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information. Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.

Suzy Lemoine

Evangeline Parish Outreach Coordinator

337-363-1369

916 W. Main St., Ville Platte, LA 70586

We had to make a hard decision on behalf of our traveling participants and our loyal patrons to cancel due to the anticipated rainy and cold weather conditions and a few vendors who called to cancel for the same reason. We hope to see all of you next year! If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to call Suzy Lemoine or Lakeishia Ford at 337-363-1369.

Notice: The main library in Ville Platte will be closed on Tuesday, November 8th as it is a polling place for the Election. All of the branch libraries will be opened.   

Additionally, the main library and all branches will be closed on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th to celebrate Veterans Day.

Save the date: Library Fest on November 19th from 8 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the main library at 916 W. Main Street, Ville Platte, LA. New participants this week are: Author Julia Beth Davis, Cook Ava Jean serving BBQ, Owner Crystal Fuqua dba Cash Cow Payday Loans, and author Latonya Leary. This is a FREE outdoor event for our patrons to meet new authors and vendors, sample food dishes, and to buy Friends of the Library books! Please get the word out! Questions can be directed to Suzy Lemoine: slemoine@evangelinelibrary.org or Lakeishia Ford @ lford@evangelinelibrary.org or by calling 337-363-1369.

There are many other programs going on at the main library and the branches so we encourage all to visit the Facebook pages of each to get the current information.

A little information from our weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal about the Bestselling Books: Non-Fiction: “Beyond the Wand” by Tom Felton, Fiction: “The Boys From Biloxi” by John Grisham. Nonfiction Ebooks: “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat & Wendy MacNaughton. Fiction Ebooks: “It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover, and Business: “Atomic Habits” by James Clear.In the event that we don’t own a copy of a title that you would like to read, we can always request it through ILL or Overdrive.

You can always call the main library @ 337-363-1369 or send an email to evangeline_parish@yahoo.com for more information.  Visit our main library and branch library Facebook pages or www.evangelinelibrary.org for all of the weekly, monthly and upcoming events and never forget that libraries do change lives…. even in the cloud! Suzy Lemoine, Outreach Coordinator.   

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