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Monday, September 12, 2016

The regular meeting of the Hickory County Library Board was held September 12, 2016 at 10:00am in the Hickory County Library Community Room, at the Hickory County Library, 99 New Hermitage Drive, Hermitage, Missouri, 65668.

President Hal Geltmacher called the meeting to order at 10:10am.

Members present were:

President, Hal Geltmacher

Vice-President Sharon Barrett

Treasurer, Gerda Fitts

Stacy Coulsell, Library Administrator

Attendance was taken via the expense voucher. Trustee Judy Baker was absent.

After reviewing the agenda Sharon Barrett moved to accept the agenda as presented.  Gerda Fitts seconded and the motion carried.

The minutes from the August meeting were reviewed.   Sharon Barrett moved to approve the minutes. Gerda Fitts seconded and the motion carried.

Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell gave the Administrator’s report.   Coulsell noted that there would be one final special program in October, Cowgirl Songstress Judy Coder would perform.  This program will coincide with the upcoming Friends of the Library book sale.   Coulsell reported that the Technology Mini-Grant had been awarded to the Library, she will be purchasing five iPads with this grant. 

Administrator Coulsell presented the Financial Reports for August. The balance as of
September 12, 2016 was $76,194.84 this reflects the balance of both the Library accounts.  After hearing the Financial Reports for August, Sharon Barrett made the motion to accept the Financial Reports as presented. Gerda Fitts seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. 

The Library’s Circulation Report for August was presented by Library Administrator Stacy Coulsell.  The Library had 20 new Library cards.  The total circulation for the month of August  was 4293.  It was noted that August reflected the highest overall circulation for the year, even with the resurfacing on Highway 54.

Under President’s Report-there was none.

Under Friends-It was noted that the Friends of the Library will host their annual book sale the week of October 10, 2016.

Under the Library Association-there was none.

 Under Old Business—Administrator Coulsell reported that the Library had upgraded the internet speed from 5.0Mbps to 10.0 Mbps.  The Library will soon offer an interactive language program available through the library’s website.

Under New Business—Coulsell is investigating a Digital Yearbook project.  Coulsell presented the Board with a Preliminary Budget for fiscal year 2017. 

Having no further business and hearing no public comment.  The meeting adjourned at 10:45am.

The next meeting will be October 10, 2016 at 10:00am

Respectfully submitted,



Sharon Barrett, Vice-President










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