Library Board members deliver annual report to Gering Council

Library Board members deliver annual report to Gering Council
Members of the Gering Library Board deliver their report to the Gering City Council Monday night (KNEB/RRN)
February 27th, 2024 | Scott Miller

Members of the Gering Library Board made their annual presentation to the City Council Monday night, noting a variety of developments over the course of the year.

Suzanne Myers told the board that while changes in the collection and usage are the more exciting items to report, they did have to include a look at finances, as required by law.

Myers said on the face of it, expenditures in the report appeared to be more than income, but that really wasn’t the case. “Part of that is because some of the big items were spent with capital funds, money which I understand can’t be left in there. And then we also had a special projects fund for the Library Refresh program, and those funds are listed in there as well. Some of the capital funds (examples) were computers and lighting.” Myers said.

Myers noted the library has a smaller video selection, as fewer people have DVD players, and among the printed collection, just over half is for adults, with the remainder for kids and teens.

She also said among the items few may know about that can be checked out, there is a litter pack available from the Clean Communities Commission, which people can take and pick up litter in designated locations, something she used to do with her kids before they became adults.


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