March 2013

Board minutes for this month.

Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee's Meeting

March 6, 2013

Call to Order:

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

Secretary's Report: ( no minutes - Lori Absent)

Treasurer's Report:

      Checking: $579.09             Enrich Iowa: $5.00

       CD: $4, 480.28                   Money Market: $3,044.13

Motion made by Cheryl and second by Karilyn to keep book and DVD budget under $200. per month.  Also no more books this month.  Motion carried.

Librarian's Report:

  • We concluded the Book Lover's Reading Program.  It was quite successful.  Approximately 25 adults and 10 children participated.
  • About 25 children and adults participated in the Dr. Seuss birthday program.  Kris had gone to the school to hand out fliers which helped bring in many new people who Kris gave library cards.  Several of them checked out books afterwards.
  • A "Spring into Books" program will start in mid March.  People will receive a bookmark to kick off the program.  Kris will create a "flower garden" on the bulletin board with petals added to flowers as people check out books.  This program will be for children and adults.
  • Children will receive St. Patrick's Day rub-ons and Easter eggs with candy and a small surprise during March and April.
  • Kris completed the accreditation report for our library in February.  We should be Tier 1 status as soon as they ask for documentation of our board policies, etc.
  • We received a $50 donation from Brandy Nagl.
  • Kris will be attending a class in Denison next Tuesday to learn more about adding more information to our website.


Library Use Report:

Purchases:                          Donations:

     Adult Books: 11                  Adult Books: 3

     Teen Books:  3

      Juvenile Books: 6

     Children's Books:  2

     Audio CD's:  

     DVD's/Blu-ray: 12             DVD's/Blu-ray:  2


     Adult Books: 128

     Teen Books:  4

     Juvenile Books:  2

     Children's Books:  69

     Magazines:  6

     DVD/Blu-rays:  103

     Audio CD:  2

     Newspapers:  1

     Digital Editions: 1

Circulation Total:  316

     Computer:  1


     Town:  101

     Rural:  32


109 B & W copies

  15 color copies


Petty Cash:  18.59

No committee reports:

No Old  Business:

No New Business:

Motion to adjourn

Next Meeting on April 3, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

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