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Feb. 2, 1926

The West LaFayette Library Board met in regular session with all members except Mrs. McQueen present, with Pres. Burtsfield in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read & approved. The following bills were allowed and ordered paid:

Robert Perkins – Janitor


Margaret Dickey – Ass't Libr.


Eva Dickey – Jan. Salary


Decker Bros. - Books


H. R. Hunting Co – Books


New Method Bindery


[C.] V. Ritter – Books


American Lib. Ass'n


Yale University Press


Total – 237.43

The President submitted a list of committee appointments for the year as follows in 1926.

Finance - W. R. Smith, J. B. Cunningham and Grace H. Price, Sec. ex. Officio

Building & Grounds – E. B. Vawter, Miss Carolyn Shoemaker, J. B. Cunningham, Pres., ex. Officio.

Books – Grace H. Price, Miss Carolyn Shoemaker, E. B. Vawter, Sec. ex. Officio.

The Librarian's report among other things shows a balance in the budget of $1475.57 while the contingent fund stands as follows:

Balance from last month – 6.80

Received from fines – 9.88

Expenses for the month – 16.68

Balance – 12.20

The Librarian referred to the growing need for a vertical file, but action on same was deferred. The Librarian further recommended the purchase of the new International Encyclopedia which drew forth a discussion on the part of the book committee and other members resulting in an order for purchase at the cash price of $99.75 with the understanding that the monthly book purchase shall be reduced from $75.00 to $65.00 with such time as these savings shall have covered the purchase price of the Encyclopedia.

Discussion followed concerning county & student patrons of the library and it was suggested that the Librarian determine with some degree of accuracy the number of the latter.

There being no further business the Board adjourned.

F. A. Burtsfield – Pres.

E. B. Vawter – Sec. Pro temp.


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