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Public Library, West LaFayette, Ind. - Oct. 2, 1923

The West Lafayette Public Library Board met in the Town Hall in regular session with all members present. The meeting was called to order by E. B. Vawter, president, after which the secretary's report was read and approved.

Various members of the Board reported on the delinquents they were to have seen. After some discussion it was decided to continue our efforts by personal solicitation to secure the pledges these delinquents had made.

Mr. Cunningham gave the following report for the financial committee.:

Subscriptions received for West LaFayette Public Library from Sept. 5, 1923 to Oct. 2, 1923, inclusive:

Sept. 4

L. Bornhardt – for discard


Sept. 11

Mother's Study Club, donation


Sept. 18

F. C. Gaylord


Sept. 19

L. Bornhardt – for discard


Sept. 21

W. S. [Cruiser]


Total received since last report – 39.63

Amount heretofore reported received – 2338.93

Total amount received to date – 2378.56

Amount heretofore turned over to Town Treas. - 2000.00

Balance on deposit in Bank – 378.56

Signed – J. B. Cunningham – Member of Finance Com.

The House Committee reported that it had placed an additional order for books to the value of about $100.00.

Mr. Cunningham stated that he had certified to the County Auditor the Tax levy for the ensuing year.

The following bills & salaries were allowed and ordered paid:

John Cole – Drayage


Carnegie Library of Pittsburg – Supplies


Gaylord Bros. - Supplies


Library Bureau – Supplies


Town Board of W. LaFayette – Painting and repair


Poor Lumber Co. - Shelves


Howard Creviston – Janitor


LaFayette Tel. Co. - Tel. For 3 mo.


J. B. Cunningham – Typewriting and Postage


Eva Dickey – Salary for Sept.


Town Board of West LaFayette – Part payment in heater


Total – 573.85

The Librarian's report was received and ordered filed.

The librarian reported the follwing in regard to the contingent fund:

Balance at first of month – 4.49

Receipts from files – 2.93

Total receipts – 7.42

Expenditures – 5.27

Balance on hand at end of mo. - 2.15

It was decided to pay the expenses of the librarian while attending the Library Conference to be held at French Lick on Oct. 10 to 12.

There being no further business to transact the Board adjourned.

E. B. Vawter – Pres.

F. A. Burtsfield – Sec.


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