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July 2012



Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees

July 31, 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. Library was under budget this year. Library Trust ended at $18,056.06 at year end.

Summer Reading program had more kid this year with 59 participating as well as more total reading hours.

Book Sale brought in over $500 the first day and will continue next week in the conference room.

The library received a $2000 contribution through the new endowment fund.

Ants were discovered in the children’s area and have been treated.

Dan requested authorization to spend up to $12,000 for the year for books. It was moved and seconded to use the $8,000 budgeted by spending about $1000/month. When that is used up, the library will explore an amendment for an additional $4000.

Ian discussed budget matters. There will be a special reserve fund created to store excess funds (approximately $3000). In the spring, the library can make the necessary amendment to reflect a spend down on the reserve to buy books.

Susan requested a new foldable table for story time and craft activities. Table would be 22” high and cost would be taken from equipment budget. It was suggested that one table be purchased now and possibly a second one in the future. Board approved the purchase of one table.

Board reviewed the Display Space Policy. Policy was approved as written.

Watched a library training video and meeting was adjourned.

NEXT MEETING: August 28, 2012 at 5:00pm

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