January 2011

These are the minutes for this month's meeting.


Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee's Meeting

January 5, 2011


Call to Order:

Roll Call: All Present except Jessica.

Secretary's Report:

        Read and Approved.

Treasurer's Report:

        Checking: $551.04($3328.44)         Enrich Iowa: $435.61

        Money Market: $3465.07                 CD: $4445.62

Librarian's Report: 

  • Donations the Library has received:
        $300.00 for Carol Knapp to use as we see fit.
        $100.00 for Jennie Ness from Linda Case in her aunt's memory.
        $10.00 from Virginia Fromm
  • We decided which holidays the Library should be closed this year:
        January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr.
        February 21st -  President's Day
        May 31st - Memorial Day
        July 4th - Independence Day
        October 10th - Columbus Day
        December 24th - Christmas Eve
        December 31st - New Year's Eve
  • Sharon will submit the budget and amend it when we know exactly how much our county money is increased this year.
Library Use Report:
      Purchases:                                       Donations:
         Adult: 6                                             Adult: 5
         Children's:                                        Children's
         Videos:                                             Videos:
         Audio Cassette:                                Audio Cassette: 
         DVD: 3                                              DVD:
         Adult: 101
         Children: 11
         Periodicals: 19
         Newspapers: 4
         Audio Cassettes: 
         Computer:  1
         DVD: 41
       Circulation total: 177
         Town: 98
         Rural: 22
Bills:  Karilyn initialed the bills.
Ersel worked 5 hours.
Committee Reports:
         Building: Jason
         Budget: Sharon
         Personnel: Cheryl
         Technology: Jessica
         Goals/Long Range Planning: Lori
Old Business:
  • Jason will ask around and see who can put in the book drop.
  • The East Side Door is now installed, but the handicapped ramp is still inaccessible.
New Business:
  • Sharon's evaluation was handed out to the trustees.  It was decided to give Ersel a raise to $7.50/hr. and Sharon a raise to $10.50/hr. (Jason/Karilyn second)
  • We decided to purchase a gift certificate for Ersel's Christmas gift.
Next meeting date:  February 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM  (Changed to Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM)
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