April 2016

These are the minutes for this month's meeting.

Farnhamville Public Library

April 6, 2016

Board of Trustee's Meeting

Call to Order:

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

Secretary’s Report:  Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $                              Enrich Iowa: $5.00

New county check here and town check of $1000.00 deposited.

          Money Market: $4,552.81                 CD: $5,006.09

Librarian's Report:

        An adult pen and pencil workshop was held in the library during March.  This group was led by Marge Wooters.  They            met 3 Saturdays in March.  A total of 27 participated in this class during this time.  The women remarked how they                liked the large table to work on and the good lighting.  I extended a welcome to the group to come any Saturday                    morning to work on their art.

        Dr. Seuss Day was held March 7th.  Seventeen children wore Dr. Seuss hats, listened to Fox on Sox, made the Lorax          with paper plates and tissue paper, played Dr. Seuss games, and made a snack looking like the hat from The Cat in              the Hat.  These were made from Oreos, frosting, and gummy life savers.  A drawing was held for a Dr. Seuss Day                  book bag.  Children checked out books and chose a Dr. Seuss bookmark.

        Information came from the county supervisors that there will be no increase in the county checks in the coming year -            2016-2017.

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  14                                    Adult Books:  2

Teen Books:  2                                      Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books:  10                               Juvenile Books: 1

Children’s Books:  5                               Children’s Books:  1

Audio CDs:                                           Audio CDs: 3

DVDs/Blu-ray: 16                                  DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 99

          Teen Books: 

          Juvenile Books:  16

          Children’s Books:  77

          Magazines:  8

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  79

          Audio CDs: 

          Newspapers:  2

          Digital Editions:  26

Circulation Total:  307


           Computer:  3

            SILO: 1


          Town: 158

          Country:  35

Petty Cash  $21.16   Copy Money $8.90

Bills: Jessica signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

Building – Kris –

Budget – Karilyn –

Personnel – Cherri

Technology – Jessica

Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

  • Kris evaluation tabled until we have the correct form.

New Business:

        The free laptop isn't working - it won't turn on.

       New lights are installed.  LED grant from the city.  The library lights were the last city building to have them replaced.

  • Movie book case needs additional shelves.  Roger will make the new shelves.

Next Meeting:  May 4, 2016  at 6:00 P.M.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.