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 Whitman County Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

Colfax Branch

March 18, 2008

5:00 p.m.

 Present:   Rebecca Dickerson, Teresa Myott, John Aune, Jon Kehne, Kristie Kirkpatrick, Clancy Pool and Peggy Bryan.

 Teresa Myott, board vice-chair, called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. following a tour of the St. John Library project.

Teresa asked for additions or modifications to the agenda.  There were none.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.  Becky Dickerson made a motion to accept the minutes and Jon Kehne seconded.  The motion passed. 

 Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget, Account Balances Reports and March vouchers #9087-9147 totaling $18,189.05.  Board members signed to authorize payment. 

Clancy reviewed circulation reports for March.   She reported databases with high usage were Ancestry, Heritage Quest, E-Library and Grolier.  The circulation statistics showed an increase of 616 system-wide.   She noted that Endicott, LaCrosse, Oakesdale, Rosalia and Colfax had increases in their circulation. 


Kristie reported on the progress with the Headquarters building upgrades.  The USDA pre-application along with additional information was submitted.  After a discussion with USDA, we will place the application on hold for a time until the probate of the Kathy Schluneger Estate.  We will continue to fund raise and will also submit an updated budget.

 Kristie reported that the Capital Budget request of $115,000 was approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate.  This supplemental construction budget now goes to the governor for consideration.

 Kristie reviewed recent donations to the building renovation project, Cougar Drawing, Kathy Schluneger, Elizabeth Gordon and other recent memorials.  Kristie shared ideas for renovations to the children’s room suggested by family members of Hayden Klaveano.  She & Peggy will meet with the architect and to discuss these ideas.  



Peggy presented an updated list of the Friends of the Library with 7 new members. 

 Kristie shared recent articles in the Community Current and North Palouse Journal featuring the library.  She noted that all branches recently received digital cameras and many Branch pictures are now in local newspapers.

 The next meeting will follow the Friends of WCL Appreciation Luncheon on April 22.  Board members should plan to attend the luncheon from 12-1 and the board meeting from 1:00-1:15. 


With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:13.



Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary


Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director


Leslee Miller, Board Chair

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick
Whitman County Library
102 S Main Street
Colfax, Washington 99111

509 397-4366 or toll-free 1-877-733-3375