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September 8, 2010

The Ocheyedan Library Board met on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at 4:30 P.M.  President Laurie Glade called the meeting to order.  Members present were Laurie Glade, Bernie Willadsen, Carol Iedema, Don Hormel, Linda Kogelmann, Tammy Hoekstra, and Librarian Connie Schuster.

Bernie moved that the minutes for the August meeting be approved.  Carol seconded and the motion carried.

Laurie reported we have a bank balance of $34,197.54.  Trust and Agency had $25,251.25.  General Fund showed $8,946.29.  The bills were read by Laurie.  Bernie made a motion they be approved and sent to the City Council.  Tammy seconded and the motion carried.

Unfinished Business

The city council took bids to remove the dead tree and hopefully will remove the branch over the roof also.  They have someone from north of Worthington to do this for us.  Tri-State Gutter has not replaced the bent part of the gutter yet.  Marlin Laverman will take care of the southeast corner of the building where the water has washed the dirt away at no charge when the gutter is repaired.  The city council will hopefully find someone to do the snow removal this winter.

Summer reading program was very well attended.  Thirty kids signed up with an average attendance of 22 each week.  We spent $22.00 on ice cream treats for those reaching their reading goal.  The $25.00 gift card we received from Wal Mart covered the rest of the expenses.

The open house is going well.  Connie asked for more goodies to be brought in.  Betty Taylor will be here for the book signing Friday September 10th.  Karen Back Schutt also has written a story in this book.  She was a former teacher in Ocheyedan.  We are hoping for a good crowd.  The event was well advertised in the papers.

New Business

Connie requested to purchase a new typewriter as the old one can’t be repaired.  Bernie made a motion and Tammy seconded to buy a new typewriter from Davis Typewriter.

Home Health Care has requested to hold a foot clinic in the Library.  This was tabled to get more information.

The Long Range planning committee will be Don, Laurie, and Connie.  The Policy Committee is Bernie, Linda, Laurie, and Connie.

We will again apply for the Community Foundation Grant.  Updating our computers was suggested as a request.

The meeting was adjourned.  The next meeting will be October 6, 2010.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Iedema

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