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September 2012

MINUTES
Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees
September 25, 2012

PRESENT: Dean Stickrod, Jerry Trittien, Mary Swartz, Jill Stanish, Lou Schafer, Kristin Gehrke,
Jan Dunn, Dan Gehring

MINUTES approved. BILLS approved.

Dan gave Director’s report. Discussed the need to fix the door into the library. Board approved the repair
and/or replacement of the door. Cost will be approximately $325 including labor.

Dan and Ian met with Siemens to discuss the high utility bill. Siemens accepted partial blame and agreed
to decrease the spring maintenance contract by $1500. Siemens will come to the board in November to
present information on a software package to upgrade the library’s climate control. Ian will come to the
October board meeting to discuss other options.

Shirley Shirley sold 12 of her books at the recent book signing. Dan said she seemed to really enjoy it.
The Friends made a total of $840.56 from the summer book sale. It was suggested that the money could
be used for children’s audio visual materials.

Susan resumed after school programs at the trailer court on Fridays. Nine children attended the last
program.

The library tried a Family Hour on a Thursday, September 14 from 6-7 to allow families time to use the
library with their kids. Another night is planned for Thursday, September 28. It was suggested that the
event be posted on the library’s Facebook page.

A new person with Experience Works will be starting in a couple of weeks.

Discussed a bid received from Justin Lupkes of Shield Pest Control. Board approved the switch to Shield
for pest control services.

Discussed Fall Library Survey. Parts of the survey will be consolidated to keep everything to one page. I
was suggested that a list of library services available be posted near the survey table to raise awareness
and assist patrons answering the survey. It was also suggested that a question be included regarding
continuing education to measure interest.

Watched Trustee training video on strategic planning.

NEXT MEETING: October 30, 2012 at 5:00pm