September 2015

The minutes for this month's meeting.

Farnhamville Public Library

September 2, 2015

Board of Trustee's Meeting

Call to Order:

Roll Call: Sherri, Karilyn Lori, Jessica, and Kristin were present

Secretary’s Report:  Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $857.28                            Enrich Iowa: $5.00

          Money Market: $4,550.45                 CD: $4506.09

Librarian's Report:

  • On August 8, Jessica, Cheryl and Kris ran the bingo game during Old Settler's Day.  Many people participated and we had fun.  The library made $174.75.  Pictures appeared in the Gowrie News.
  • Kris weeded 9 adult books and 4 adult DVD's during August.
  • Kris has a new program to help her choose adult books for the library called Library Reads.  Each month librarians across the country pick their top books that will be published each month.  These books and a summary are presented in a newsletter that Kris puts out in the library for patrons to take with them.  If they find ones that they are interested in, Kris will try to buy them in the next few months.  Kris also reported on this in our bimonthly newsletter distributed to Farnhamville households.  Hopefully this will create an interest in patrons becoming more a part of the library.  This has no cost for the library.

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  6                                      Adult Books:  1

Teen Books:  1                                      Teen Books:  1

Juvenile Books:                                     Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books:  2                               Children’s Books: 

Audio CDs:                                           Audio CDs:

DVDs/Blu-ray: 2                                    DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 72

          Teen Books:  4

          Juvenile Books:  27

          Children’s Books:  35

          Magazines:  3

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  99

          Audio CDs:  1

          Newspapers:  3

          Digital Editions:  53

Circulation Total:  297

           Information: 2

           Computer:  16


          Town:  110

          Country:  23

Petty Cash  $11.56   Copy Money $33.55

Bills: Jessica signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

      Building – Kris –

      Budget – Karilyn –

      Personnel – Cherri

     Technology – Jessica

     Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

  • Rewrite the vacation/sick leave policy . If one of the following holidays falls on a library day the librarian will be paid the hourly rate. Holidays are: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

New Business:

Next Meeting:  October 7, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

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