January 2012

Minutes for this month's meeting.

Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

January 4, 2012


Call To Order:


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

Secretary’s Report:

          Read and Approved

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $2,519.24              Enrich Iowa:  $ 85.63

          Money Market: $  3,479.27    CD: $ 4471.27

Library Use Report:

            Purchases:                              Donations:

                   Adult:                                     Adult:  

                   Children’s:                             Children’s:    

                   DVD/CD:                               DVD/CD:


          Adult Books: 133

          Children’s Books: 32   

          Periodicals: 22

          Newspapers:  4

          Computer Time:  5

          DVDs: 35

Circulation Total: 232


                    Town: 136

                    Rural: 25

Bills:  Lori initialed bills. 

Librarian’s Report:

  • Kris Fields has been hired as the official Farnhamville Library Director.
  • We are selling the Gowrie News in the library for $0.75.
  • The new magazine rack came in and was put together by Kris and Paul on December 17th.
  • Kris has been busy weeding and deleting books (non-fiction and some fiction).
  • Ms. Gregg has asked if the library has something to apply to the Calhoun County grant.
  • Computer usage is up.  There is a new family using the computer to download and print.  Many people are coming in to use the WiFi available in the Library.
  • The newsletter will be going out quarterly.
  • We had 30 people in for the Christmas Coffee.  The reading program awards were handed out. (bookmarks)
  • The salesman for new children's books has been in the library.


Committee Reports:

                Building: Jason

                Budget: Karilyn

                Personnel: Cheryl

                Technology: Jessica

                Goals / Long Range Planning: Lori 

Old Business:

  • Book Drop: Still not installed.
  • Usborne Book Party - Can we find a matching grant/donations for this?


New Business:

  • A patron came in and said he was copying our DVD's that he's been checking out.  We need to ask Jason about our responsibilities.


Next Meeting Date:  February 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM

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