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A general overview of incoming payments from the state, delinquent tax revenues and the final installment of the summer reading program grant was discussed Nov. 20 at the Moniteau County Library board meeting.

Director Connie Walker said the final grant amount received in October was for $3,500; the first and second quarter equalization payment and state aid also came in, totaling $9,702.23, deeming the budget to be in good shape.

In anticipation of next summer, Walker and her team have decided to ask for another $10,000 for the 2020 summer reading program. As the exact amount of the award will not be known until Jan. 20, Walker decided to leave the amount as is for the time being.

In other business, the board:

- Approved the continuation of adult programs. The events will alternate each month between trivia nights and craft nights.

- Approved the purchase of a minimum of 12 gift baskets for the adult winter reading program.

- Announced the Oct. circulation was at 2,862, up 400 from October of last year.

- Announced that Tumblebooks are being used at every school in the county.

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