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Thursday, December 20, 2012 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five NORWALK LIBRARY MINUTES Following are the Norwalk Easter Public Li- brary Board of Trustees Minutes for the Regular Meeting of November 12, 2012 Roll Call-Chairperson Tom Dunn called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. Laura Greiner, Jordyn Hill Andrea Johnson, Tom Dunn and Diana Duffy were present. Donna Kitterman and Dyann Vilez were not present. Li- brary Directory Holly Sealine was present. Guests-There were no guests. Review and Change Agenda Review Last Meetings Minutes Director's Report- Numbers: Visitors: 7,496; Circulations: 6,956 0tems within library), 177 (check- outs on Wilbor) and 7,133 total; New Accounts: 71; Adult Programs: five pro- grams (47 participants); Children's Programs: 20 programs (293 partici- pants); Teen's Programs: two programs (26 partici- pants) Programming: Family Fun Day. Very successful despite the weather. Ap- proximately 450 people came through the library that day. Looking forward to hosting another Family Fun Day next Fall. October is a great time for the event. We raised just under $1,000 for next year's sum- -mer reading program which will again be for everyone in the commu- nity from birth through adult. Technology Update: City has officially mi- grated to School IT depart- ment for tT services. I will be utilizing them in com- ing months to update the library ma:chines operat- ing system, Other: Policies: I am working out a schedule for updating the policies on a regular basi,, I, will bring more informacm to the Board next month. Automatic Door Up- date: we ":fficially gotten newg that we were awarded tt-WCPP Grant. I will make contact with the elecffician and auto- matic doctr-company this week to:get the project moving. Planning for Results: I will be meeting with Maryann this Friday to work on the Strategic Plan Library Hours: Wireless Walker Counter Integra- tion-Still on my agenda to pursue; Fire Alarm / Panel; Budget; Proposed Closing Dates for 2013 Old Business A. Strategic Plan up- date - Discussed during Director's report. B. Treasurer's Report- Budget is on track. New Business A. Budget - Holly is working on the prelimi- nary budget. Meeting Activity Record-Motion 1: Agenda Approval: Mo- tion by Laura Greiner, seconded by Jordyn Hill. Motion passed. Motion 2: Approval of September and October minutes: Motion by Laura Greiner, seconded by Diana Duffy. Motion passed. Motion 3: Approval of bills to be paid: Motion by Andrea Johnson, seconded by Tom Dunn. Motion passed. Motion 4: Up- grade of Fire Alarm Sys- tem - new FACP (basic upgrade): Motion made by Andr6a Johnson, sec- onded by Laura Greiner. Motion passed. Motion 5: Approve contract for con- tinuous monitoring of fire alarm system: Motion by Jordyn Hill, seconded by Laura Greiner. Motion passed. Motion 6: Ap- prove ordering from Jones Library for updat- ing shelving. Motion by Diana Duffy, seconded by Andrea Johnson. Motion passed. Motion 7: Ap- proval of closing dates for 2013: Motion by Laura Greiner, seconded by An- drea Johnson. Motion passed. Motion 8: Ap- proval of raise for Direc- tor Sealine upon comple- tion of her degree. Motion by Diana Duffy, seconded by Laura Greiner. Motion passed. Motion 9: Ap- proval of closing on De- cember 7 until noon to al- low for staff training. Mo- tion by Laura Greiner, seconded by Jordyn Hill. Motion passed. Adjournment-Chair- person Tom Dunn re- quested a motion for ad- journment. Motion by Diana Duff)', seconded by Laura Greiner Motion passed. Adjourned at 7":45 p.m. Minutes approved 12/10/12 Submitted by: Diana Duffy, Secretary "the codfish lays ten thousand eggs, The homely hen lays one. The codfish never cackles To tell you what she's done. And so we scorn the codfish, While the humble hen we prize, Which only goes to show you That it pays to advertise." - Anonymous (CHURCH and SOCIAL) St. John's Youth Group Supports School Lunch St. John's Youth Group Members: Front row, seated, left to right: Julianna Huegerich, Maria Alverio, Marie Putbrese and Katie Luzier. Back row: Dr. Jody Ratigan, Sarah Adams, Charles Putbrese, Andy Sherer, John Putbrese, Nick Huegerich, Nolan Murphy and Joe Huegerich. Not pictured: Katie Elliott, Megan Adams, Megan Staude, Brady Lange and Garret Klyn. Photo submitted. The St. John's Catholic Church Youth Group saw that there were many families with outstanding lunch ac- counts at the Norwalk Community Schools. They decided to take this on as a project and established a goal to raise money to assist paying for the outstanding lunch accounts. The students hosted a soup supper November 17, that included a free-will offering. Shelli Sherer was an instrumental person in making the soup supper happen. Many of the students spoke before mass and at groups throughout the church to raise awareness of their project and about their soup supper. Through the students' efforts and the generosity of community members, the Youth Group met their target. The Norwalk Community SchOols sends a big THANK YOU :tb eSt. Jghn's Yofi Gr(up for taing on this huge task and to all of those who donated to the cause. " ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES -- .- r f KEEP IOWA BEAUTIFUL SCHOLARSHIPS Keep Iowa Beautiful ronmental concerns, KIB (KIB) is offering up to four, and the Byers family estab- $500 scholarships to Iowa lished the Byers Scholar- high ffcho61 6hi6g Ifvi'sIEiT6fl-6tal Fffhd 2013. Students across i0wa: .... G/K!B seeks to improve enrolling in an Iowa col- lege or university to major in community enhance- ment or environmental ar- eas of study are eligible. 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