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|Town Hall – Feb. 5, 1924
The official Board of the West Lafayette Public Library met in regular session with the president Mr. Cunningham in the chair. All members were present except Mr. W. R. Smith.
The secretary's report was read and approved.
Mr. Cunningham gave the final financial report, for the finance committee for the past year, a copy of which is attached to these minutes.
The house committee was authorized to secure rubber treads for the stairway, they being necessary to reduce the noise in passing up and down the steps.
The Book Committee was again authorized to purchase $75.00 worth of books this month.
In regard to delinquents to the original Library fund raised by popular subscription, it was decided to divide them into two classes: Those who have not paid any of their subscriptions, and those who have made part payment. The finance committee was instructed to write an appropriate letter to the persons in each class urging them to meet their subscriptions.
The Librarian's report was received and ordered paid:
Balance Jan 2., 1924 – 6.53
Fines collected during month – 6.37
Expenses during month – 3.35
Balance Feb. 5, 1924 – 9.55
The following bills were allowed and ordered paid:
Total – 724.28
The Board ordered that the telephone rent be paid for the remaining two months for the first quarter of 1924, and thereafter paid quarterly. The secretary was instructed to arrange with the Telephone Co. for such payment.
The report of the Program Committee for the District Library meeting to be held here Feb. 14, 1924 was received and approved. A copy of the program is here attached to these minutes.
The board decided upon motion that a seventy-five cent luncheon should be served at the District Library meeting to be held here, but that out of town delegates would be charged only 50c. The deficit produced by this reduction would be paid by the Board.
The President, Mr. Cunningham, reported the appointment of Committees to serve for the year 1924:
Committee on Finance: W. R. Smith, Mrs. Ethel McQueen, Mrs. E. O Price, F.A. Burtsfield, Sec, Ex officis.
Committee on Buildings & Grounds: E. B. Vawter, W. R. Smith, Mrs. Ethel McQueen, J.B. Cunningham, Pres., Ex. Officis.
Committee on Books: Miss Carolyn Shoemaker, Mrs. G. H. Price, E. B. Vawter, F. A. Burtsfield, sec., ex officis.
There being no further business the Board adjourned.
J. B. Cunningham – Pres.
F.A. Burtsfield – Sec.
West LaFayette, Indiana, January 1, 1924
Financial report of moneys received for the West LaFayette Public Library from Nov. 7, 1923, to Janurary 1, 1924, inclusive:
Total received since last report – 31.00
Amount heretofore reported received – 2461.12
Total amount received to date – 2492.12
Amount paid over to town treasurer – 2492.12
The whole amount received has been paid to the town treasurer, my bank book is balanced and I file vouchers for the sums so paid over with this report.
Cash donations have been received in the sum of – 206.27
Credited paid to Mr. L.A. Sailor for labor – 10.00
Received from sale of discard, old stove, floor board – 27.99
Total received from these sources – 244.26
Total amount subscribed – 2615.34
Subscriptions unpaid – 367.48
Net amount received from subscriptions – 2247.86
Amoutn received from donations, sales and labor – 244.26
Total cash received – 2492.12
Dec. 12, 1923, the town treasurer received the December distribution of taxes due to the library of – 1191.27
Amount on hands with the town treasurer December 1, 516.91
Total to date – 1708.18
Report of unpaid subscriptions made to the West LaFayette Public Library.
Total subscriptions unpaid – 367.48
All subscribers not named in this list have paid in full.
Total amount subscribed – 2615.34
J. B. Cunningham – Member of Finance Committee
District Meeting of Librarians Program Sheet
DISTRICT MEETING OF LIBRARIANS
West Lafayette, Indiana
February 14, 1924
10:00 A. M.
Amusing Incidents in Library Work. Recreation for Librarians – Miss Alice Dugan of the Purdue Library
In What Ways and to What Extend Can Librarians Influence the Reading of the Public – Miss Deeds, Oxford
Books that Men Like – Dean Carolyn Shoemaker, Purdue
Welcome to Visiting Delegates – Dean Carolyn Shoemaker
Response – Visiting Librarian
Music – Truxtan Ryan
Greetings from the Commission – Mr. Arthur R. Curry
An appreciation of the Commission -
Music – John Alexander
1:30 – Mr. J. B. Cunningham, Pres. Of Library Board, presiding
The Value of Library to the Community – Mrs. Virginia C. Meredith
Paper – Cary Sisters – Mrs. Charles Maddox, Oxford
Address – Some Tendencies in Contemporary Literature – Prof. H. L. Creek, English Dept. Purdue