April 2015

The minutes for this month's meeting.

Farnhamville Public Library

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

April 1, 2015

Call to Order:

Roll Call: All present

Secretary’s Report:  Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $5,221.65                         Enrich Iowa: $487.09

          Money Market: $2,548.82                 CD: $4506.09

          Received $1000.00 from the City of Farnhamville.     

Librarian’s Report:

·       Kris weeded 7 children’s books, 22 juvenile books and 15 adult books.

·       The county set the budget for 2015 – 2016.  We were given a 5% increase!  This amounts to about $720 more a year           for our library.

·       We had a Dr. Seuss Day on March 2.  Two children and a mother attended.  I was unable to get to school to hand out           fliers for this.  This shows advertising through the school really is beneficial.

·       The April book sale will be April 20 – April 25.  Kris will be putting books out for the sale on Saturday, April 18.  If any             board members could come help that would be much appreciated.

·       Kris sent a thank you note out to Linda Case for her donation in her aunt’s memory (Jenny Ness).

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  2                                      Adult Books: 

Teen Books:  1                                      Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books:   8                                Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books:  5                               Children’s Books: 

Audio CDs:                                           Audio CDs:

DVDs/Blu-ray: 10                                  DVDs/Blu-ray:  3

Circulation: Adult Books: 51

          Teen Books:  1

          Juvenile Books:  33

          Children’s Books:  64

          Magazines:  3

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  135

          Audio CDs:  1

          Newspapers:  3

          Digital Editions:  38

Circulation Total:  329


           Computer:  3


          Town:  103

          Country:  21

Petty Cash  $7.92   Copy Money $10.70

Bills: Sherri signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

Building – Kris –

Budget – Karilyn –

Personnel – Sherri

Technology – Jessica

Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

·       Web. Cal. Grant: 

·       Many of the grants are too specific and don’t fit us.

New Business:

·       Computer: Patron computer is NOT working.  Should we go to Little Joe to fix or purchase a new computer?  This                  computer is several years old and needs to be replaced?  Motion for purchase of a new computer (under $1000 if                  possible) laptop or desktop whichever is cheapest.  Jessica motioned and Karilyn second

Next Meeting:  May 6, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

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