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Centralia Library ahead of budget

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 6:02 am

Trustees of the Centralia Public Library heard at least one piece of good news during their January

Katherine Butrum  is the Centralia Library's newest trustee and a former Centralia Library youth librarian as shown here in this Fireside Guard file photo.

Katherine Butrum is the Centralia Library’s newest trustee and a former Centralia Library youth librarian as shown here in this Fireside Guard file photo.

10 board meeting. Afterward the library’s employees heard one too.

During his treasurer’s report, library treasurer Larry Dorman said with 25 percent of the library’s fiscal year remaining, the library had 34 percent of its budget unspent.

Library Director Amy Hopkins said the numbers were a result of cautions spending and good fortune. “Some of that can be attributed to frugality and some to luck!  We haven’t had a lot of things go wrong during the year.  We have had no major breakdowns with air-conditioning, furnaces or computer equipment, our contracted computer tech had some health issues and was unable to visit us as often and we were able to combine some insurance coverages for better rates.”

In other business the board met its newest member, Katherine Butrum, who will serve out the remainder of former trustee Geri Dollens, who resigned November 2018. Butrum’s term will end in 2020.

For the complete article see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.