April 2014

Board Minutes from this month.

Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee's Meeting

April 10, 2014

Call to Order:

Roll Call: All Present except Sherri

Secretary’s Report:

          Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $5,902.38                        Enrich Iowa: $5.00

          Money Market: $2,045.84                 CD: $4,506.09

Librarian’s Report:

  • We received a donation of $50.00 from Xi Eta Sigma Sorority in Gowrie.  Kris has sent a thank you note.
  • The library now has Fax capabilities.  Kris set the rates the same as the bank: $2.00 for the first sheet and $0.50 for each additional sheet.  Kris will talk to Emily about how we will pay for this service.
  • The door to the handicapped entrance blew off the hinges again about three weeks ago.  It has been fixed.  Kris has decided not to open it when the wind is strong so as to not damage the door any further.
  • The book sale will be April 21 - 26.  $1.00 for a bag of books.  $0.50 for each DVD.
  • We received the County Contract.  The county libraries were given a 3% increase in their dollar amount.  Our yearly amount will be $14,407.02.  
  • Kris is the head of the Calhoun County Library Directors for the next two years.
  • Kris is planning on taking some time for upcoming trips.  Her son's wedding and an Australian trip this winter.
  • Cheryl will donate her personal computer after she cleans off the hard drive.  We will need a new plug (electrical) and have the guy from Little Joe come in to network the computer.

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  22                                    Adult Books:  29

Teen Books:                                         Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books: 3                                  Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books: 2                               Children’s Books:

Audio CDs:                                            Audio CDs: 

DVDs/Blu-ray:  10                                  DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 91

          Teen Books:  4

          Juvenile Books:  13

          Children’s Books:  102

          Magazines:  10

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  141

          Audio CDs:  

          Newspapers:  4

          Digital Editions:  4

Circulation Total:  238

Information:  1

           Computer:  17


          Town:  135

          Country:  58

Petty Cash  $7.42   Copy Money $    /____ color and ___  b and w ___  Fax

Bills:  Lori signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

Building – Kris

Budget – Karilyn

Personnel – Cherri

Technology – Jessica

Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

  • Building odor problem is better.
  • Everyone now has a new copy of the By-laws and Policies.

New Business:

·      Karilyn plans to put $500.00 dollars back into the Money Market account.


Next Meeting:  May 7, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

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