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March 2012 Regular Monthly Meeting

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Monday, March 12, 2012

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held March 12, 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 at10:08am.

Members present were:

Doris Frye, President

Vice President, Hal Geltmacher

Gerda Fitts, Treasurer

Sharon Barrett, Secretary

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Trustee Eva Cooper was absent; 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 January meeting were reviewed, after reviewing the meeting minutes, Hal Geltmacher made a motion to approve as presented, Gerda Fitts 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 filed for 2012-2013 State Aid, and had sent the 2012 Technology Plan Update in to the State Library.  She noted that she had begun planning the summer reading special programs.  Coulsell reported that the adult computer classes would soon begin a second session.  She also reported that the Library would be offering a Genealogy class in late spring. 

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for January and February.  The balance as of March 12, 2012 was $146,209.83; this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports for January Sharon Barrett moved to accept it as presented, Hal Geltmacher seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.  After hearing the Financial Reports for February Hal Geltmacher moved to accept it as presented, Sharon Barrett seconded, and the motion carried unanimously.

Administrator Coulsell presented the Library’s Circulation Reports for January and February.  There were 59 new cards issued with a Total Circulation for both months was 7292.  Coulsell noted that the e-books had 23 checkouts in January and 74 checkouts in February, reflecting increased use of that service.

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—President Doris Frye commented that the Library Board was pleased with the Index article on the announcement of e-books. 

Under New Business—the Board discussed receiving State Equalization funds for 2012 and the plans for this year.  This item was tabled until the April meeting.

Having no further business and hearing no public comment the meeting adjourned at 11:23am.

The next meeting is to be April 9, 2012 at 9:00am

Respectfully submitted,



Sharon Barrett, Secretary







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