August 2015

The minutes for this month's meeting.


Farnhamville Public Library

August 3, 2015

Board of Trustee's Meeting

Call to Order:

Roll Call: Cheryl, Lori, Jessica, and Kristin were present

Secretary’s Report:  Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $2,161.46                         Enrich Iowa: $5.00

          Money Market: $4,550.07                 CD: $4506.09

Money ($500.00) wasn't moved because the CD due date comes August 15th.

·       Librarian’s Report:

  • On July 13th thirteen children attended the final special night for the summer library program.  Fun was had by all even though it was very warm that evening.  We provided energy bars, cold water and ice cream to combat the heat.  The kids listened to hero books and went outside to participate in a hero training camp.  The activities were held in the alley which was in the shade so it wasn't as hot as feared.  To become a certified super hero they had to run through cones, throw water balloons at a target, hit a Soccer Bopper, throw beanbags through holes on a target board, and walk a beam across water.

·      On July 22, Kris attended a PLOW class in Carroll.  This class helped update our website.

·      Our summer library program concluded on July 31 with 25 children registered for the program.  Reagan Pearson won            the summer t-shirt. 

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  19                                    Adult Books: 

Teen Books:  1                                      Teen Books:  1

Juvenile Books:                                     Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books:  1                               Children’s Books: 

Audio CDs:                                           Audio CDs:

DVDs/Blu-ray: 8                                    DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 75

          Teen Books:  3

          Juvenile Books:  19

          Children’s Books:  44

          Magazines:  5

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  76

          Audio CDs: 

          Newspapers:  3

          Digital Editions:  12

Circulation Total:  237


           Computer:  4


          Town:  77

          Country:  31

Petty Cash  $   Copy Money $

Bills: Jessica signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

       Building – Kris –

       Budget – Karilyn –

       Personnel – Sherri

      Technology – Jessica

      Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

          Patron Computer - Paul Fields gave us a bill for the old computer disposal.  Fort Dodge Dump for $15.

New Business:

          Old Settler's Day - Library Trustees are running the BINGO game at 3:00 in the park shelter house.

          Kris would like to join the Junior Library Guild so that she can receive teen books each month.  The cost is $189 for               the whole year. (1 book a month at $15.70)  A motion to approve was made by Jessica and seconded by Lori.

Next Meeting:  September 2, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

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