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Monday, January 9, 2012

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held January 9, 2012 at 10:00am in the Hickory County Library Community Room, at the Hickory County Library, 99 New Hermitage Drive, Hermitage, Missouri, 65668.

President Doris Frye called the meeting to order at10:12am.

Members present were:

Doris Frye, President

Vice President, Hal Geltmacher

Gerda Fitts, Treasurer

Sharon Barrett, Secretary

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Eva Cooper, Trustee

Attendance was taken via the expense voucher. 

The agenda was presented; the motion to approve the agenda was made by Hal Geltmacher, seconded by Gerda Fitts, all in favor and the motion carried unanimously.

The minutes from the December meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the meeting minutes, Hal Geltmacher made a motion to approve as presented, Eva Cooper seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave her Administrator’s Report.  She reported that the Story Hours with the Preschool and local Head Start groups continued.  She noted that she had submitted the Statistical Report to the State Library in December.  She reported that she was looking into an author/book signing event.  She also was researching ideas for adult programming for 2012.  Coulsell reported that the adult computer classes would continue, expanding on classes on Excel, digital photographing and online banking.  Coulsell also noted she was looking into purchasing a battery back-up system for the Library’s office and circulation computers.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for December.  The balance as of January 9, 2012 was $47839.29; this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports, Hal Geltmacher moved to accept it as presented, Eva Cooper seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Library’s Circulation Report for December.  There were 13 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for December was 3482.

Under President’s Report, Board President Doris Frye had nothing to report.

Under Library Association Report, Library Association President Sharon Barrett had nothing to report.

Under Friends—there was none.

Under Old Business—Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell  reported that the balance of the Equalization funds had been expended by December 31, 2011. 

Also under Old Business, Coulsell noted that the e-book system was nearly ready to launch for the public, she hoped to release an article to the newspaper for the unveiling.

Under New Business—Library Administrator presented the Fourth Quarter Balance Report.  After reviewing the report as presented, Eva Cooper made the motion to accept the report, Hal Geltmacher seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Hearing no public comment and having no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:14am

The next meeting is to be February 13, 2012 at 10:00am

Respectfully submitted,


Sharon Barrett, Secretary




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