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August 2012

 

MINUTES

Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees

August 28, 2012


PRESENT: Jerry Trittien, Mary Swartz, Jill Stanish, Dan Gehring, Lou Schafer (by telephone)


BILLS approved (with Lou’s approval received by telephone).


Also by consent of Lou by phone, the board agreed to pay for Susan and Joan to attend the Iowa Library Association Annual Conference. $100 will come Dues and Membership; $240 will come from Educational Training for the conference registration; $140 will be paid from Travel line item and the balance due will be taken from the State of Iowa Open Access Plus Program funds.


Book Sale brought in seven or eight hundred dollars.


The children’s folding table arrived and a second one was ordered. Both have already been used for programs.


Discussed some spikes in gas use which are not totally explained. Dan will find out whether the charges can be reduced.


Sixty-six new books resulting from a joint gift of Friends of the Library and the Libri Foundation have arrived.


Discussed an idea to allow under-age patrons with fines to “read” off their debt. A chair will be visible from the desk where kids can read under supervision. $1 in fines will be forgiven for every 20 minutes spent in reading. Computer usage will not be allowed unless they make an effort to read off at least 20 minutes before they can get on the computer.


Watched a library promotional video and meeting was adjourned.


NEXT MEETING: September 25 at 5:00pm