December 2012

Meeting Minutes

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

December 5, 2012


Call To Order:


Roll Call:  Jessica, Cheryl, Karilyn and Kris were present


Secretary’s Report:

          Read and Approved


Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $1,685.66              Enrich Iowa:  $ 5.00

          Money Market: $  5,486.79    CD: $ 4480.28



Library Use Report:

            Purchases:                              Donations:

                   Adult: 19                                Adult: 3

                   Children’s: 2                          Children’s:   

                   DVD/CD:3                              DVD/CD:


          Adult Books: 86

          Children’s Books: 62   

          Information: 6

          Periodicals: 0

          Newspapers: 3

          Computer Time: 3

          DVDs: 60

          ILLoans: 6

Circulation Total: 222


                    Town: 125

                    Rural: 25


Bills:  Cheryl initialed bills. 

Librarian’s Report:

  • Usage is down significantly.  We have had patrons that usually come to the library move or have surgery.  However I continue to hear from patrons that many people have commented positively about what I’m doing in the library.
  • The new computer is installed and working well.  Same goes for the printer.
  • I am adding information to channel 3 for cable subscribers about the library.
  • I tried to have a Christmas program for 3 – 8 year olds, but no one came.
  • I am watching a CD about the new summer reading program to get 3 credits towards my next certification.  I am planning on attending an online version of the Iowa Small Libraries Conference to get more credits in January.

Committee Reports:

                Building: Jason

                Budget: Karilyn

                Personnel: Cheryl


                Technology: Jessica


                Goals / Long Range Planning: Lori


Old Business:

Movie Substitute:


New Business:

            Board Member Change:


            Fax Machine change:

            Adding hours on Mondays starting in January:

            Third Party use of Library Policy:

Next Meeting Date:  January 2, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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