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Thursday, October 20, 2011 N/Warren Town and County News ....  / I!1 : Jl tsJINllillltnllLnma l  I Page Eleven Following are Norwalk Easter Public Library Board of Trustees Minutes for the Regular Meeting of September 12, 2011. Roll Call: The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Tom Dunn, at 6:37 p.m. Andrea Johnson, Tom Dunn, Laura Greiner and Dick Schreiber were present, Donna Kitterman, Jordyn Hill and Diana Duffy were not in atten- dance. Library Director Holly Karlen was present. Guests: There were no guests. Review and Change Agenda: Andrea Johnson made the motion to accept the agenda as written, Laura Greiner seconded the motion, with the board passing it. Review Last Meetidgs Minutes: Andrea Johnson made the motion to accept the draft of A"ugusts' Trustee minutes as writ- ten, Laura Greiner sec- onded and the motion passed. Pay the Bills: Director Holly Karlen circulated the slip of paper for the trustees to vote on accept- ing the bills. Upon comple- tion it was unanimous the Norwalk Easter Library Minutes bills were to be paid. Director's Report: Di- rector Karlen began her report with statistics of 4571 visitors for the library in August, 64 new ac- counts and 8416 items be- ing circulated. Patron Appreciation Day has been scheduled for October 15, 2011 with food, books for sale, a pet- ting zoo, pumpkin deco- rating, family games, in- formation booth and a funny family photos sta- tion. Staff and Board Mem- bers will be on hand to help with the activities to ensure everyone has a memorable time. A new Library service contract is being drawn up for the City of Cumming to cover library services for their citizens. The Norwalk city attorney will be involved for checking the contract over for con- tent accuracy. Fall programming is being planned with a Recipe Exchange, a new 'Breakfast and Book' pro- gram and a Learn@ Your Library program. The popular 'A Novel Year' is returning for 2012 along with a State Historical So- ciety trailer being sched- uled for 2012 in the Spring to display "History on the Move." A new start-up of 'Friends of the Library' is being organized and will meet soon to discuss li- brary advocacy and ideas for fund raising for addi- tional programs and events. Interested parties should contact the Circu- lation Desk for more infor- mation on this new group. There will be explanations and advertising of these activities in the Norwalk newspaper and the Norwalk magazine. Computer issues were rampant this month with outdated virus protection software and some pro- grams not even accessible. Some issues were resolved and others are still being investigated with needed upgrades on the horizon. The library website was also found in extreme need of updating and Di- rector Karlen has con- tacted the City provided Strategic America Com- pany to discuss our op- tions. The preferred rem- edy would be to permit Library staff to do the up- dating and maintain accu- racy. Old Business: Treasurer Andrea Johnson reported the budget was looking fine and on targeL New Business: Dick Schreiber talked about the ICN (teleconferencing equipment) in the meeting room and how it was out- dated, large and seldom used. He mentioned that a new internet type conferencing was being offered in early 2012 by the same vendor that installed the present system at the Library. Adjournment: Chair- person Tom Dunn re- quested a motion for ad- journment, Andrea Johnson motioned for ad- journment, and Laura Greiner seconded..The motion passed and Chair- person Dunn called the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. .................................. The above minutes were read and approved at the October 10 regular meeting of the Norwalk Easter Library Board of Trustees. Laura Greiner made the motion to accept and Jordyn Hill seconded. Dick Schreiber, Secre- tary for the Norwalk Eas- ter Public Library respect- fully submits the above minutes on October 14, 2011. /s/Dick Schreiber, Secre- tary October 14, 2011 I ECLECTIC ARTISANS 1225 Sunset Dr. Suite B, Norwalk Autumn [v0nt= Oag . .%t., Oct. 29, 10 a.m ,Lori Murga - Just Beadiful: Unique Glass Art. Class at 11 a.m. Pre-registration $15, at door $20 for pair of sterling silver earrings. Sally Rasmussen - Sassy SailT's Silks:Custom painting on glassware, mugs etc. She will paint pictures of you, kids, pets for $25 per piece. Stephanie - Stephie Jo's Toffee: Samples of gourmet toffee. Gluten-free cookies for sale. Mary Barr - Hope it is a Garden: Playing guitar. CDs available for purchase. Cheri Starr Jewelry - Trunk Sho w featuring Pajminas, Sterling Silver & Fashion Jewelry. / ,..__'er, o.. '-;.x. "'" '"  r bl There are more than half a million styles and sizes of camping tents. join the VIP Club t for Fur chance to enter ecial promotions. 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