June 2014

Board Minutes from this month.

Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee's Meeting

June 4, 2014

Call to Order:

Roll Call: Kris, Cheryl , Karilyn, Sherri and Lori 

Secretary’s Report:

          Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $2,705.49                         Enrich Iowa: $5.00

          Money Market: $2,545.84                 CD: $4506.09

Librarian’s Report:

·       The Library received a donation from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for the amount of $184.10.  Kris plans to visit later this month during one of their meals and thank them.

·       Kris visited the Prairie Valley Elementary School on May 20th, to talk about the summer program.  She talked to each class from Pre-school to 6th grade.  The children seemed excited about the program.

·       Kris put an article in the Gowrie News about the summer library program.  However, a picture was to be included and they did not put that in.  I’m sure there is a disappointed little boy.

·       24 and one more is coming children have signed up for the summer library program so far.  Two program days are planned for June 16th and 30th of this month

·       Bret from WEBCAL came and worked with our fax machine to get it working again.  It kept getting a busy signal to send materials to Iowa Library Services so he finally reprogrammed the fax machine.

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  12                                    Adult Books:  1

Teen Books:  6                                      Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books:                                     Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books: 4                                Children’s Books:

Audio CDs:  2                                        Audio CDs:

DVDs/Blu-ray:  14                                 DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 67

          Teen Books:  2

          Juvenile Books:  7

          Children’s Books:  111

          Magazines:  21

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  105

          Audio CDs:  4

          Newspapers:  3

          Digital Editions:  21

Circulation Total:  341


           Computer:  21


          Town:  126

Country:  16

Petty Cash  $19.07   Copy Money $40.00

Bills: Sherri signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

Building – Kris  Kris is hearing pieces of ceiling falling down above the dropped ceiling tiles.

Budget – Karilyn

Personnel – Cherri

Technology – Jessica

Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

·                 Substitute for the library:  Mrs. Donna Brand is interested in becoming a substitute.  Carol Hicks no longer wants to be a substitute librarian for the library.  Shawna Backmann will help with the substitute position too.

·                 Old Settler’s Day:  We will hand out pens (50 red and blue have been purchased for $130.00)  We will run the Bingo game for an hour.  Any money we make will be ours to keep.

New Business:

Next Meeting:  August 6, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

                              We will be meeting at Old Boston in Fort Dodge.

                              Inviting Ersel and Carol for thank you for their service.