July 2017

These are the minutes for this month's meeting.

Farnhamville Public Library

July 12, 2017

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

6:00 P.M.

Call to order:  

Roll Call: Jessica, Karilyn, and Lori were present

Secretary’s Report:

          Read and approve minutes

Treasurer’s Report

          Checking: $14,195.75- ($4553.95/MM & $4535.46/CD) = $5105.59                    

          County check was deposited for $3,819.66


Librarian’s Report:

  • ·       Lori continued her Library Management 1 class this month.  It finishes on August 8th.
  • ·       Nine children came to Summer Reading Program the week of July 9th to read the Paper Bag Princess and designed clothing to wear out of paper bags.
  • ·       We had eleven children come in the week of July 16th to color houses and make the city block on the table. (Some came in both days)
  • ·       The week of July 23rd we used the straws to make our first bridges to cross the river on the little table.  Nine children came in this week. (Some came in both days again.)
  • ·       This week we are building straw bridges again only they are trying to make them hold a cup full of stones up over the bridge.
  • ·       I finished the State Aid reports and logged them in on July 19th.  (Direct State Aid and Open Access Annual Report)
  • ·       Lori had Webster-Calhoun in to get the phone to call in and out on July 19th.
  • ·       Two city people have come in asking about the car sitting outside the library during closed hour time.  Late at night he sits under the street light.  They want to know if we can turn the internet off when the library is closed.  (Do we know if what he’s doing is legal?)
  • ·       Lori put the end of Summer Reading Picnic on the sign for August 8th at 5:30 in the city park. (she was in to type it in)
  • ·       Lori’s niece helped her figure out the Facebook page for the library.  She has downloaded pictures and current events for this month.


Library Use Report: 

  Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  24 (May-June-July delivery)    Adult Books:  

Teen Books:                                        Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books:  2                               Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books:  11                           Children’s Books:  

Audio CDs:  0                                        Audio CDs: 

DVDs/Blu-ray: 13                                   DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 92

          Teen Books:  4

          Juvenile Books:  11

          Children’s Books:  31

          Magazines:  13

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  99

          Audio CDs:  1

          Newspapers: 4

          ILL:  11

          Digital Editions:  27

Circulation Total:  293

Information: 3

           Computer:  16


          Town: 112

          Country:  71

Petty Cash: $ 5.13 Copies: $11.10 Postage: $26.99

Bills: Jessica signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

          Building – Lori

          Budget – Karilyn

          Personnel – Cherri

          Technology – Jessica

          Goals/Long Range Planning – Lori

Unfinished Business:


         End of Summer Reading Program Party

         Library Facebook Page (Farnhamville Public Library) –

         Approved raise for Lori – effective July 1st for $10.00/hour as voted on last month.

New Business:

        Amend By-Laws to reflect officer changes

        Calendar of events

        Search for new board member

        Bingo for Old Settler’s Day      


Next Meeting: August 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM

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