Archbold, OH

Library Officials Meet With Design Expert

Joyce Klingelsmith, director of the Archbold Community Library, told members of the library board she was scheduled to meet with a representative of Library Design, today, Wednesday.

Speaking to board members during their Wednesday, Sept. 12 meeting, Klingelsmith said the representative will look over the library and discuss ideas for creating a space for teenagers.

Klingelsmith proposed the idea at the last board meeting, July 11.

Board members were told the library received a $100 donation from Liz and Mary Grieser in honor of the retirement of Paula Schaffner, a library employee.

In her written report, Klingelsmith said, “The Griesers’ parents were long-time recipients of the homebound library services, which Paula was responsible for.

“The gift is in appreciation for ‘a job well done.’”

Klingelsmith told board members she would like to use the money to purchase large-print books.

The library also received a large donation of books when the Pamida store closed. The store is being remodeled and re-branded.

“They cleaned out all the books they had left. There were multiple copies of different books,” she said.

There were childrens books, and adult fiction.

“Current titles, but not new releases in the last year,” she said.

The books will be put in the ongoing book sale. Books for sale are placed on a cart in the library.

“People do buy off the cart,” she said.

In her financial report, Jennifer Harkey, fiscal offi cer, noted the library received $2,850 from Connect Ohio. The money is a partial reimbursement for the purchase of laptop computers to teach a basic computer class.

She said the library had an unexpected expense of $3,700 when an air-conditioner failed in July.

Harkey said the library received its share of real estate tax from Fulton County.

She also said the library had received a check for six cents from Henry County.

“The gross amount was 18 cents. There were 12 cents in fees,” she said.

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