WARSAW — In a short meeting of the Warsaw Community Public library board of trustees on Monday, Oct. 10, the board adopted the 2017 budget.
The board voted and unanimously accepted a rainy day budget in the amount of $260,355 and a general budget in the amount of $3,140,215.
During her report, director Ann Zydek mentioned the new sign by the entrance of the library has been bringing in new patrons for various activities. Zydek explained that at various library events, library employees had been asking patrons how they had heard about the activity. Many people have been answering that they have learned of library activities because they had seen it advertised on the new sign.
Zydek explained they have been working on various exterior projects at the library. The parking lights are up and running after they had been cut when the landscapers were working. Zydek stated they have been able to, “Get rid of the brown in the lawn,” now they need to complete the landscaping projects.
“We’ve made good progress,” said Zydek.
The board discussed policy changes the library has decided to make. The policy of public library access card will be changing. The policy will no longer state that only adults can procure cards. The changes will also reflect that there will be no discounts or partial year cards available. The new policy will also include that a young adult or youth must include a parent’s name when signing up for a card.
The board voted and unanimously accepted the policy changes.
- The WCPL will be a drop off site for Treats for Soldiers.
- Patrons will now be allowed to check out five video games at a time versus only being able to check out three at a time
- The board approved raising the salaries of five individuals.