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The Chrisman Library Board met on September 9th. The statistics for August 2021 were presented as three hundred sixty four items loaned to patrons.
One hundred fifty three new items cataloged. Two hundred seventy nine items loaned to other libraries. Ninety three items borrowed from other libraries. Twenty six electronic books and twelve internet user sessions.
During the time of the meeting, the library began preparing for big book sale for Chrisman Days. Members of the FFA were contacted to help set up and take down, but unfortunately a number of them were quarantined.
The library received a large number of books as donations earlier this year and the books we already had a copy of and those didn’t seem to be something that their patrons would read were added to the sale closet.
The librarians are keeping track of the number of books and their retail value for Terry Elston for tax purposes.
They have also received many smaller donations and those they don’t have to keep account of. Last week four boxes of romance novels were brought in. “We have been blessed by the generosity of the community,” said librarian Beth Daily.
The library received $1,980.93 from the Per Capita Grant that was filed in March.
The next time the grant is due is in January. Rumor has it that the entire book will be discussed again. Both Daily and Cheri Oates suggest they start as soon as plans are final and divide the book into sections again.
The necessary shelf ends have arrived from Demco.
The magazine section in the library will be updated this fall. “We do not subscribe to any magazines and have few readers for them and few patrons donate magazines,” said Cheri Oates.
On September 1st, $1,980.93 was received from the Per Capita Grant. A total of forty-six dollars in fines and copies were collected. Twenty seven dollars for library cards and thirty dollars was donated for the summer reading program.
On September 7th, the Chrisman Class of 1988 donated thirty dollars as a memorial for Gary Mills.