May 2016

These are the minutes for this month's meeting.

Farnhamville Public Library

May 4, 2016

Board of Trustee's Meeting

Call to Order:

Roll Call: Sherri, Jessica, and Kristin were present

Secretary’s Report:  Read and approved minutes

Treasurer’s Report:

          Checking: $ 3,582.78                        Enrich Iowa: $5.00

          Money Market: $4,553.60                 CD: $4,535.46

Librarian's Report:

        The book sale was held from April 23rd to April 28th.  We sold 181 books and made $43.45.  Many people donated extra money to the library.  I think we will not have another book sale for two years to drum up more interest.

        The summer library program is planned for this summer.  Kris opened the program up to teens and adults as well as children.  Prizes for reached goals will be handed out.  A grand prize for each age group will be awarded.  The children's program will include special activities on June 13, June 27, and July 8th.  All programs will be held from 5:00 to 6:30.

        Kris renewed our digital book contract (Bridges) with Iowa Library Services.  The price of $333.39 for 7/1/16 to 6/31/17 is the same as previously paid.  We will pay for this by July 31st.

        Kris renewed our Junior Library Guild contract that supplies one book a month that she can choose from a selection for teens and juveniles.  That will be paid in August.  It is for $192 for a year which breaks down to $16 a month, which is a good price for hardbound books.  This contract will go until next April.

Library Use Report:

          Purchases:                                         Donations:

Adult Books:  20                                    Adult Books: 

Teen Books:  1                                      Teen Books: 

Juvenile Books:                                     Juvenile Books:

Children’s Books:  10                             Children’s Books:  2

Audio CDs:                                           Audio CDs: 3

DVDs/Blu-ray: 3                                    DVDs/Blu-ray: 


          Adult Books: 63

          Teen Books:  2

          Juvenile Books:  21

          Children’s Books:  31

          Magazines:  9

          DVDs/Blu-rays:  70

          Audio CDs: 

          Newspapers:  3

          Digital Editions:  46

Circulation Total:  245


           Computer:  7


          Town: 104

          Country:  19

Petty Cash  $15.86   Copy Money $5.80

Bills: Lori signed the bills.

Committee Reports:

Building – Kris –

Budget – Karilyn –

Personnel – Cherri

Technology – Jessica

Goals/LongRange Planning – Lori

Old Business: 

        Librarian's Evaluation- tabled until evaluation form found.

        Shelving for the movie case -  Kris added two shelves to it.

New Business:

        The city of Farnhamville wants to take over the budget and merge accounts but the library money would stay with the library. 

        Farny days on Aug 13th.

Next Meeting:  June 1, 2016  at 6:00 P.M.

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