December 4, 1934
The West Lafayette public library board met in regular monthly session. All members were present with the exception of Mrs. F. E. Yeager.
Mrs. McQueen presided.
The minutes were read and approved. Bills were read and ordered paid in the sum of $392.96.
There were no reports of special committees.
Mrs. McQueen gave a very interesting report of her attendance at the meeting of State Library Trustees at Indianapolis Nov. 14-15. Among the speakers of interest were Lieutenant Gov. Townsend and the Superintendant of Public Instruction, F. A. McMurray.
The general trend of the talks was encouraging and statistics showed that many more people have been served through libraries this year than were served last year.
The librarian, Mrs. Dickey, gave quite a complete report of condition of the library at the present time. Among items of interest were that there are 9366 books in the library, and that there are 2845 borrowers from the library. There were 64 new books added to the library during the month of November.
The librarian also stated that she felt that the use of the children’s room for an hour each evening had justified the expense, although there was some doubt in her mind as to whether opening the library for children from 12:30 until 1 o’clock would not be better than the hour in the evening.
Mr. Burtsfield moved that Mrs. Dickey be given a free hand to try out both plans for a period of twenty days. Seconded by Prof. Mason.
The motion has passed.
Emma Cunningham – sec. pro tem.