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December 2013


Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees

December 23, 2013


PRESENT: Dean Stickrod, Jerry Trittien, Kristin Gehrke, Jackie Winters, Lou Schafer, Jill Stanish


MINUTES approved. BILLS approved.


Dan was unable to be present at the meeting but shared the following in his written Director’s Report:

  • Work has begun on the Business Directly; businesses can fill out their information online. Dan will proceed once he has received feedback from Ian Rigg and Deb Crosser.

  • Dan recently talked with Mediacom and as of December 16, there had been no reports of illegal file transmission since previous report in early November. Library has implemented a wifi password and content filter.

  • A silver cord volunteer from the high school will assist a patron who would like help with her iPad.

  • Beacon is going through an upgrade with the possibility of adding new member libraries in the future. Dan will check back in February.

  • Dan confirmed with the movie licensing company, that the library can show movies streamed through Amazon and Netflix. The library will be showing some holiday movies for children over the winter break.


Board approved Dan’s Long Range Plan draft with the addition of the following goals for 2014: Repaint library parking lot lines and coordinate with Iowa Valley to use library facilities for adult education classes.


Discussed proposed 2014-2015 budget that the Finance Committee had completed. Ian had expressed concerns over the draft. Board trimmed the Furniture & Equipment amount down to $1000 and the Books amount down to $8,000. Trustees approved the changes and a proposed budget with those adjustments will be submitted.


NEXT MEETING: January 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

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