March 2014

Board Minutes from this month.

Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee's Meeting

March 5, 2014

Call to Order:

Roll Call: All Present except Lori and Cheryl

Secretary’s Report:

          Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $2,042.01                         Enrich Iowa: $472.41

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

Librarian’s Report:

·       The library had 12 children, 1 teen, and 4 adults at our Dr. Seuss Day program on Monday,                March 3rd.  Kris read The Cat in the Hat to them as they made handprints to create a Thing 1            or a Thing 2.  We then played a counting game for the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,                Blue Fish with goldfish crackers and had them along with water for a snack.  after reading and          counting items in this book, they checked out Dr. Seuss books, and took their handprints                  home.  Wendy Warehime and her teenage daughter helped me by painting the children's                  hands.

·       With fewer people checking out Christian books, Kris is cutting back on these.  The salesman           that sells these to the library will now only come in twice a year.

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  5                                      Adult Books:  

Teen Books:    3                                   Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books: 4                                  Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books: 19                             Children’s Books:

Audio CDs:                                            Audio CDs: 

DVDs/Blu-ray:  11                                  DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 61

          Teen Books:  5

          Juvenile Books:  25

          Children’s Books:  32

          Magazines:  7

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  100

          Audio CDs:  

          Newspapers:  2

          Digital Editions:  6

Circulation Total:  238


           Computer:  18


          Town:  90

          Country:  38

Petty Cash  $6.92   Copy Money $    /95 color and 136  b and w   Fax

Bills:  Jessica signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

Building – Kris

Budget – Karilyn

Personnel – Cherri

Technology – Jessica

Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

  • Building still has an odor.
  • Emergency Policy  was read - Motion to accept (Karilyn/Jessica)   Kris will type up the new pages and will correct the page numbers

New Business:

·       Move Enrich Iowa money to checking account and use it to purchase books.

·       We have three people using the computer for schooling.  We may have to figure out a way to           get another computer.

Next Meeting:  April 10, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

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