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The Chrisman Library Board held their monthly meeting on May 12th. Statistics for April included 285 items loaned to their patrons; 367 items loaned to other libraries; 141 items borrowed from other libraries; 122 new items were cataloged; 25 electronic books were checked out and 6 internet user sessions were recorded.
The library would like to express their immense gratitude concerning the “Hanging Basket” Flower Sale. Nick and Lara Krabel sent 50 flowers. Cheri Oates, Donna Malone and Lori Mallory came early and stayed the whole morning. Mary Rank helped and many people understood that buying from us supported the library.
A representative from Demco was able to be contacted concerning the price of the shelves the library was looking to purchase. Unfortunately, that was a week ago and the library has yet to receive a call back. “He was going to check on the shipping cost. He thought that it would be double, but would check,” Librarian Cheri Oates said. “It’s occurring to me that we may have to buy three shelves instead of four. We will wait and keep checking with them.”
Forest Glen will be visiting the library on June 16th at 2:00 p.m. A $100 donation is all they are asking. Douglas Hart Nature Center has also been contacted for a possible program in July. They are requesting $125. Both Forest Glen and Douglas Hart put on very good programs and the kids enjoy them.
Two of the computers the library was getting rid of now have new homes. The third should be leaving soon. All have been placed with library patrons. The library has been actively seeking recipes for the Sesquicentennial Cookbook. The response has been discouraging, but we will continue. We have fourteen recipes so far.
“Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the title of this year’s summer reading program for students in grades K-8. It will begin June 13th and end August 19th. Monical’s Pizza certificates will be awarded to all who complete requirements. Free ice cream/soft drink coupons will also be rewarded. Slips will be completed by the students regarding the books they have read, signed by the parents and these slips will be used for the students to be entered to win the $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card. Hopefully we will spark interest in more than nine students.
In matters of new business, a non-resident fee of $27 for a library card will remain the same for next year. The contact person for the Chrisman Community Garden will be Amber Raimer. Paint has been donated to paint the fence. The cost to rent a box in the garden will be $25 and the money will go to the library.
The board regretfully accepted Donna Malone’s resignation as a board member. All present board members voted “yes” to accept Donna’s’ resignation. The motion carried.