Public Library’s plans to start accepting credit and debit cards are still
being worked out, Library Director Lisa Stamm informed the Board of Trustees
at its meeting last night.
Stamm reported that
Horizon Bank was supposed to install Polaris credit card machines and train
the library staff on their use from May 16 to May 18. Machines arrived on
May 16 as planned, but they weren’t the right ones. “The machines they
ordered didn’t have the correct ethernet ports,” Stamm said.
According to Stamm,
though the error was corrected, and the right machines came in, allowing for
training to be completed May 30, some problems with accepting payments have
persisted. Stamm said Horizon and Elavon, which provides the payment
processing software, are working to address the problems. “They are assuring
us it will be figured out quickly,” Stamm said.
Stamm reported that
the summer reading program had a strong kick-off with 491 registrants--some
of whom have already given positive feedback about the library’s offerings,
which now include ukuleles and a sand sensory activity table. Stamm also
noted that she has gotten positive feedback about the Science of
Frankenstein program at the Baugher Center and the working Victrola that was
recently donated to the history museum for its jazz age exhibit.
Stamm also reported
on some facilities upgrades that were made or are needed. The hot water
heater at the Hageman Branch was discovered to have an irreparable hole and
needs to be replaced, as it is 15 years old. TrapMasters Plumbing will be
replacing it for $750. The price includes a one-year parts and labor
warranty and a six-year manufacturer warranty. Also, repairs for water valve
leaks in the Baugher Center are estimated to cost $800. TrapMasters will
work on those too. In addition, the Baugher Center got a new light switch
for the interior lights near the adult learning center entrance and new pole
lights with LED bulbs outside along Indiana Avenue. The work was done by
$10,000 of the
materials budget has been transferred from the CD music line item to the
audiobook line item. Stamm said the change is in response to a steady
decrease in demand for CDs and a rise in demand for audiobooks.