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Library Board of Trustees on September 21, 2020


September 21, 2020, 6:30 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty public meetings to be held electronically, so as to limit the spread of the virus. The public is invited to submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting for consideration submitting them to the City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey via email at [email protected].
This meeting may be accessed live by the public on the internet at, on Facebook at or on YouTube at You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and to enter the meeting ID 829 9538 2627 and seven-digit meeting password 8844543. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on

  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions/Changes to the Agenda
  3. Public Comment
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. August
  5. Reports
    1. Staff Introduction
    2. Budget
    3. Friends
    4. Director
    5. Staff reports – questions
  6. Policy Review
    1. Collection Development Policy
    2. Reconsideration of Library Materials
  7. Old Business
    1. Vote for president, vice president and secretary for 2020-2021
  8. New Business
  9. Adjourn


PRESENT: Laura Hefley, Jessica Beck, Mike Healy, Scott Clemons, Heidi Wood,
Library Director Jennie Garner, Assistant Youth and Teen Services Librarian Kayla
ABSENT: Chris Mangrich
Call to Order
1) Additions/Changes to the Agenda
a) None
2) Public Comment
a) None
3) Approval of Minutes
a) August 2020 meeting minutes approved
4) Reports
a. Staff Introduction
i) Assistant Youth and Teen Services Librarian Kayla Hodgson discussed
findings from her Teen Collection Diversity Audit Analysis and goal to
continue building a diverse collection over time
b) Budget FY21
i) Total Personnel Services: 14.55%
ii) Total Services & Commodities: 28.02%
iii) Total Library Services: 17.47%
iv) Average for this time of year: 16.67%
c) Friends
i) No report
d) Director
i) Staffing Update:
(1) Daniielle (Dani) Grandinetti has started in her new role
(2) Janet Lubben has shifted roles to Technology Services Assistant Librarian
(3) Hiring for Lisa Collier’s Library Assistant I position underway, as she has
shifted to sub status
ii) Reopening/Interim Service Plan Update:
(1) Lockers will soon be installed for afterhours curbside pickup
(2) Wi-Fi access outside of the building has been updated for stronger and
larger reaching area of parking lot
iii) Projects and Events:
(1) Neighborhood NESTS collaboration to provide virtual learning support for
students and parents
(2) Satellite voting site October 17-18, 2020
(3) Derecho Services
(a) Offered charging station at outdoor patio
(b) Workspace was available for those without power/internet
(4) Professional Activity
(a) Update provided for most recent scholarly activity
e) Staff Reports
i) Highlights of ongoing projects and team members’ areas of focus provided
5) Policy Review
a. Collection Development Policy
i) Approved
6) Old Business
a) Board of Trustees voted in for 2020-2021
i) President: Heidi Wood
ii) Vice President: Laura Hefley
iii) Secretary: Scott Clemons
7) New Business
a) None
Next meeting date: November 16, 2020, 6:30pm



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