The Franklin Parish Library Board met in a regular session at Noon on October 23, 2017.  Board President, John Guice, opened the meeting with Leslie Young, Bill Marionneaux, and Jeannette Thompson present.  Leslie Young lead in prayer.  John Guice moved that the minutes of the last meeting be approved as published, Leslie Young seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Library Director, Onie Parker, gave the statistical and financial reports.  Parker reported that circulation was down for the quarter and the financial picture is good.  She reported that children’s programs were well attended.  Children from Head Start attended Story Hour.  The Toddler Time Program continues to grow.  Programs have been presented at some of the elementary schools where students have been read stories, provided with pamphlets for parents, and information on websites provided to teachers.  Additionally, a group from the Council on Aging attended a program presented by the staff and then participated in a craft project conducted by a presenter.

The Library Board and the Library Director developed a proposed budget for 2018.  Leslie Young moved that the proposed budget be considered for adoption, Bill Marionneaux seconded the motion and all were in favor.  The budget hearing was set for December 11, 2017.

Under old business the board discussed the inspection proposal and current findings regarding the roof.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned.

Onie Parker, Library Director and Secretary to the Board of Control