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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5:00 P.M.

The Arnolds Park Library Board met Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arnolds Park Library.

Present were Diana Jensen, Mary Dreier, Barb Woodley, Mitch Brown, Robb Keizer and Library Director Kara Rice.

The minutes of June 13, 2018 were read. Rice noted two corrections. Dreier moved to accept the minutes as corrected. Brown seconded. All aye.

Summer Reading Program: Rice said the last program was held today. She doesn’t have the attendance numbers yet. It was another successful program. All the reading logs turned in filled a large plastic storage tub. 93 kids read over 100 books.

Scholastic Book Fair: The scholastic book fair is going on July 16th – 21st and is open to the public. The books are geared for age 3 years through 6th grade. They have sold $800 worth for the first three days. Rice was thinking for next year of extending the level through 8th grade. A this point, 50% of the profits have been paid back in scholarship dollars.

Library accreditation: Rice said every four years, the library must apply for accreditation. By September, we need to be working on this. The board has to update policies and set new goals.

Friends of the Arnolds Park Library: Rice said that the Milford and Spirit Lake libraries have volunteers who help with various activities such as dusting shelves, etc. The Arnolds Park library doesn’t expect the Library Foundation and Library Board members to do this. She will ask the other libraries how they get volunteers.

There was no continuing education report this month.

Bills: Bills were presented through July 18, 2018. Rice said there was a change in the Baker and Taylor total from $1,578.29 to $812.97, making the total bills due $3,681.52. Dreier asked if the bills include all expenses for this month. Rice said there will be a bill for the ISU Insect Zoo program and a bill for more scholastic books. The bill for Popular Subscriptions is for all magazines for an entire year. She reviewed the other expenses. Keizer moved to accept the bills as presented. Dreier seconded. All aye.

The next meeting will be August 8, 2018.

Barbara Woodley