Program Type:Library & Community
Sonoma County Library
WINDSOR REGIONAL LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 4:00 P.M.
Held Via Teleconference (Computer or Telephone)
Present: Mike Neely, Jennifer Alvarez, “D” Graner, Town Council Liaison Esther Lemus, Library Division Manager Barbara Maes, Windsor Branch Manager Phil Hoeft,
Members of the public present: None
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PRIOR MEETING: Minutes of the January meeting were approved as presented.
4. REPORTS & UPDATES
4.1. TOWN COUNCIL LIAISON’S REPORT: Special election for the empty Town Council seat is today, results should be in tonight. In the process of hiring a Town Manager. The full Summer Nights on the Green will take place this year. Town did a resident survey regarding priorities of service levels and finance measures. Also working on a Code of Ethics. Passed Campaign Finance Reform, limiting individual campaign contributions to $500 for council seats and $1000 for mayor’s seat.
4.2. LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Library now has California State Park passes. COVID protocol was updated March 23rd; staff no longer required to wear masks and can share food. Sonoma Valley is getting a book locker, so people can pick up their holds outside of the library, Guerneville Library is going through a refresh and should reopen the middle of May; budget was submitted to the commission, with Sunday hours included.
4.3. LIBRARY COMMISSIONER'S REPORT: None.
4.4. BRANCH MANAGER'S REPORT: Recently hired a second shelver; then other shelver resigned, but a shelver is reassigned to Windsor during the Guerneville refresh. Not yet back to full in-person programming and events, which affects the patron count. Children’s services-in person Spanish music and movement program, talking with the Town about presenting storytime on the Green. Teen services-librarian will attend Windsor High School’s Career Connection event; ongoing virtual programs, planning an in-person gaming club. Adult services is hosting a mystery book club at the Senior Center and a hybrid book discussion. For all ages, will distribute books at the Windsor Service Alliance; books were purchased with funds from a family donation to Friends of the Windsor Library. Will table at the Windsor Pride event and the Chili Cookoff. Also planning for Summer Reading.
4.5. FRIENDS OF THE WINDSOR LIBRARY REPORT: The book cart is open and accepting donations. Farmers’ Market Book Sales are scheduled for May 8, June 19, July 24 and August 28. Sponsoring Thursday Nights on the Green bands June 2 and August 25.
5. DISCUSSION ITEMS
5.1 RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS: Have posted several times on social media, but no response. For a teen member, will talking to the leadership class and teachers. Jennifer has a recommendation for an adult member.
5.2 SUNDAY HOURS: Discussion about Sunday hours, versus other hour extensions, for Windsor Library.
6. ACTION ITEMS: None
7. MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: None
8. ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 4:33 pm to the next meeting, Tuesday, July 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, “D” Graner, Secretary