September 2017

These are the minutes for the monthly meeting.


Farnhamville Public Library

September 6 , 2017

Board of Trustee’s Meeting

6:00 P.M.

Call to order:  

Roll Call: All Present and Denise Thomas joined board tonight

Secretary’s Report:

          Read and approve minutes

Treasurer’s Report

          Checking: $12,026.27-  (4553.95/MM & $4535.46/CD) = $2,936.86                    

          Bingo deposit was $49.00

Librarian’s Report:

1.      I finished my Library Management 1 class on August 8th.  

2.      The library’s Facebook Page has 12 followers so far.

3.      I received an email from the State Library of Iowa (Scott Dermont) about out ILL Reimbursement.  We had a total of 92 SILO transactions.  It doesn’t tell the amount of reimbursement.

4.      I have been entering old Trustee meeting minutes on the website.  I have all of 2013 and 2014 in and I’m typing in 2012.  The next years will be a matter of downloading them from my Lexar drive.

 5.      I have set the Halloween Fright Night Party for October 23rd at 5:00 to 6:30.

6.      I will be attending a State Library of Iowa Town Hall program on new technology tools and the impact of technology on information consumption and interpretation; and discover how to use technology to evaluate library programs and services.  The town hall is on September 26th in Storm Lake.

7.      I will be going to a cousin’s wedding in Portland, Oregon the last weekend of this month.  (Flying out on the 29th and getting back on October 2nd)  I asked Sharlene – cleaning up at the lake; Kris is flying to Phoenix that week too; Carol Hicks said she could come in and check out books.  So I would appreciate having the October meeting on the 11th instead of the 4th.

8.      I have started on the State Survey Report due October 31st.  I have some questions for Kris.

Library Use Report

  Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  6                                    Adult Books:  2

Teen Books:                                        Teen Books:  

Juvenile Books:                                   Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books:                                Children’s Books:  

Audio CDs:  0                                       Audio CDs: 

DVDs/Blu-ray: 5                                   DVDs/Blu-ray:  


          Adult Books: 98

          Teen Books:  5

          Juvenile Books:  14

          Children’s Books:  29

          Magazines:  9

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  68

          Audio CDs:  

          Newspapers: 6

          ILL:  11

          Digital Editions:  20 

Circulation Total:  260

           Information: 2

           Computer:  17


          Town: 114

          Country:  49 

Petty Cash: $ 8.74 Copies: $7.40 Postage: $31.26

Bills: Jessica signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

          Building – Lori

          Budget – Karilyn

          Personnel – Rob

          Technology – Jessica

          Goals/Long Range Planning – Denise

Unfinished Business:

       Amend By-Laws to reflect officer changes

New Business:

        Calendar of events for the next year

        Probation Evaluation of Library Director

        Quilt block updates - Think about project to be completed next summer. (painting figures)

        Move next month's meeting to the 11th for Lori being gone on the 4th.


Next Meeting: October 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM

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