Meeting: Huntingburg Public Library

The Huntingburg Public Library Board met Thursday and:

• Heard that the library will begin receiving phone service through PC Quest in the spring, and the monthly bill will be about $130, which saves the library about $215 per month over the previous company, Director Lisa McWilliams said.

• Approved transferring $61,102 to the rainy day fund.

• Approved transferring $15,340 to the library improvement reserve fund.

• Heard that the library will receive $4,922 from the State Technology Grant reimbursements for technology costs for the year that runs July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

• Heard that one of the library’s certificates of deposit will mature on Dec. 27 and be reinvested.

• Heard that McWilliams will take classes through Ivy Tech to receive her Library Certificate 4 in the spring. The library will reimburse her for classes.

• Approved purchasing an early literacy computer for children and families to use in the library. The computer comes pre-loaded with literacy games that cover English, math, science and other subjects and incorporates bilingual activities. The computer does not connect to the internet. The library will purchase the machine from AWE Learning of Chester, Pennsylvania, for about $3,000.

• Heard that the Indiana Library and Historical Board set the cost of a Public Library Access Card — which gives patrons outside of a library’s service area access to services — at $65.

• Set the board’s meeting time for 2020. Meetings will take place at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the library, 419 N. Jackson St.

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