November 2011

These are the minutes of the monthly meeting.



Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee's Meeting

November 2, 2011


Call to Order:

Roll Call: Cheryl, Karilyn, Kristen, and Lori were present.

Secretary's Report:

      Read and Approved

Treasurer's Report:

        Checking: $4,928.84                        Enrich Iowa: $435.61

        Money Market: $3,475.59                 CD: $4,471.27

Librarian's Report: 

  • The mobile Rotary Magazine Display was ordered on October 26, 2011.
  • The October book nook was published and it had the Patron in the Spotlight added.
  • Book Sale will be planned for April 2012.
  • The Library will be closed on December 24th and 31st.
  • Kris weeded 9 books this week.
Library Use Report:
      Purchases:                                       Donations:
         Adult:                                                 Adult: 1
         Children's: 18                                    Children's: 
         Videos:                                              Videos: 
         Audio CD:                                         Audio CD:
         DVD:   5                                            DVD:
         Adult: 132
         Children: 35
         Newspapers: 3
         Audio Cassettes: 
         Computer:  5
         DVD: 53
       Circulation total: 256
         Town: 135
         Rural: 25
Bills:  Cheryl initialed the bills.
Ersel worked 22 1/2 hours.
Lori worked 9 hours.
Carol worked 6 hours.
Kristin worked 15 hours.
Committee Reports:
         Building: Jason
         Budget: Sharon
         Personnel: Cheryl
         Technology: Jessica
  • The printer by the desk needs to be replaced.  Jessica motion/Cheryl second - passed.
         Goals/Long Range Planning: Lori
  • Due to Tier funding changes the library will review their policies to determine updates and revisions.
Old Business:
  • Book Drop - Still not done.
New Business:
  • CD cases for the library.  We will wait until we see if we can free up some shelving space through weeding.
  • Plug-in was installed :  We have a fire hazard behind the computer and printer.  There are too many cords running along the floor.  We need to have a plug installed under the other window especially because of the electronic sign usage.  We should have more electrical outlets installed as well at other locations around the desk and walls.
  • Lori will email Bonnie about WILBOR (electronic downloading of books).
  • Open House/Goodbye to Sharon on December 17th.  Put into the newsletter that we will be open 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Kristin will call and invite Sharon.  We will order Christmas cookies, cider, and coffee.  We will get a gift card from the quilt shop for Sharon ($50.00), Carol and Ersel ($20.00) from Tony's.
  • Lori will invite Ersel and Carol to the Christmas Party meeting on December 7th at Mineral City.
Next meeting date:  December 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
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