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Public Library, West LaFayette, Ind. - May 1, 1923

The West Lafayette Public Library Board met in regular session at the library at 7:30 in the evening.

The secretary's report was read and approved, after which Mr. Cunningham made the following financial report:

Subscriptions received for the West Lafayette Public Library from Apr. 3, to May 1, 1923:

Apr. 5

Nellie E. Blackenstaff

5.00

Apr. 6

W. A. Knapp

7.50

Apr. 7

L. Bornhardt – for discard

6.00

Apr. 10

J. W. Schwab

1.25

Apr. 11

Clara D. Perkins

5.00

Apr. 25

L. Bornhardt

1.10

Total received since last rep't – 25.86

Am't heretofore reported received – 2059.87

Balance on deposit in Purdue State Bank – 85.72

(Signed) J. B. Cunningham – member of Finance Committee

 

Mr. Cunningham reported that the magazine list as made up had been given to Mr. DeLong for the sum of $63.95. He also reported on furniture constructed as follows:

 

Magazine rack

29.00

Kindergarten Table

7.50

Bulletin Board

4.75

Paper rack

10.25

Total – 51.50


The articles were all installed and made a fine addition to the Library Equipment.

The following bills were allowed and ordered paid:

 

H. R. Hunting Co. - Supplies

6.83

Murphy Co. - Books

77.19

Library Bureau – Supplies

20.65

Decker Bros. - Furniture

80.70

Gaylord Bros. - Supplies

1.96

Poor [Lunfor] Co. - Equipment

52.06

Amer. Rg. Express – Express

1.06

The Leader – Stationery

4.50

John Cole – [Drayage]

4.42

H. Creviston – Janitor Service

1.90

Margaret Thompson – B. K. Cover

1.00

Ralph Adams – Insurance

36.00

Eva Dickey – Salary for Apr.

50.00

A. J. DeLong – Magazines

63.95

J. B. Cunningham – Installing Phone

14.00

Eva Dickey – Contingent Fund

10.00

Total – 426.22


The Library was officially opened May 1, 1923. Miss Winifred [Wennerstrum] – member of the State Library Commission was present and assisted in the opening. Very stirring addresses were made by several members of the Board after which punch and wafers were served.


The librarian in her report to the Board recommended the following needs:

 

  1. A small contingent fund placed at the disposal of the Librarian for incidental supplies

  2. A clock

  3. A janitor to take Mr. Creviston's place after he leaves in June

  4. Rules for the operation of Library

Miss [Wennerstrum] was asked to make suggestions to Mrs. Dickey in regard to rules – and after trying out the suggestions the Librarian should make recommendations to the Board.

There being no further business, the Board adjourned.

E.B. Vawter – Pres.

F.A. Burtsfield – Sec.

 

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