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Public Library – Apr. 7, 1925

The West LaFayette Public Library Board met in regular session with all members present except W. R. Smith.

The secretary's report was read and approved.

The following bills and salaries were allowed and ordered paid:

American Library Ass'n – Book


[Chemical] Foundation - Book


Howard Creviston – Janitor


Decker Bros. - Books


Eva Dickey – Mar. salary and expenses to Crawfordsville


Gaylord Bros.


The H. R. Hunting Co. - Books


W. J. Murphy – Books


New Method Book Bindery – Book


Henry Poor Lumber Co – Flag staff


LaFayette Telephone Co. - Tel rent.


Total – 206.13

The building & grounds committee reported that it had a meeting with the City Council and had learned that the building now occupied by the offices of the civil city and Public Library could be purchased from the Civil City. After some discussion the following resolution was adopted:

Whereas, the City of West LaFayette intends to transfer its offices of the city government from the building and premises it now occupies and to offer paid real estate and premises for sale; and whereas, because of the present over-crowded condition of the Library the acquisition of more room is essential for its progress, it would be for the best advantages of the library to purchase said premises; Therefore be it resolved, that the Library Board proceed to purchase the premises afore mentioned and described as follows, locate din Tippecanoe County, State of Indiana, township.

A [?] of ground (20) twenty-feet in width off of the south end of lot #(12); alas, a part of lot # eleven(11) described as follows: to wit commencing at the South East corner of said lot # eleven (11) and resuming thence west with the south line thereof thirty-two (32) ft.; thence north parallel with the east line of said lot twenty (20) feet; thence east parallel with the south line of said lot thirty-two (32) feet, to the east line of said lot; thence south with said east line of said lot twenty (20) feet to the p-lace of beginning, in the town Plot of Kingston, now City of West LaFayette;

[provided], said premises may be purchased at a value not to exceed fifteen hundred ($1500.00) dollars.

The Librarian gave her regular monthly report and it was accepted and ordered filed.

The Librarian's report of contingent fund was as follows:

Balance Mar. 3, 1925 – 2.62

Fines during month of Mar. - 7.17

Expenses during month of Mar. - 7.68

Balance, Apr. 7, 1925 – 2.21

The Librarian gave a report of her attendance at the Crawfordsville district Library meeting and was authorized to attend the Monticello meeting.

The Library board authorized the Book Committee to purchase $50.00 worth of books during the month of March.

There being no further business the Board adjourned.

J. B. Cunningham – Pres.

F. A. Burtsfield – Sec.


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