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story.lead_photo.caption Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place Photo by David Wilson / California Democrat.

A tentative look at the 2019-20 preliminary budget was conducted at the Oct. 16 Moniteau County Library board meeting, along with a general housekeeping sweep and the addition of a new homeschool program.

A monthly homeschool club was added and will take care of all students in the district and county. The monthly activity will only cost the library $200 per month. The board also chose to begin asking adults who attend crafting lessons at the library to pay for the courses. This payment will cover any supplies that will be used during the activity which is slated to take place four times each year.

A total of $7,850 was taken out of the budget to cut down on costs while maintaining a variety of services for patrons. The interest income was increased to $1,700, leaving the total estimate income at $226,901.13. As of yet, the state aid and equalization amounts remain unknown until the end of October or early November.

Items in the budget that were increased were: cleaning at $420, juvenile materials up to $1,000, adult programs at $1,300, the Back-to-School fair was increased by $50 and the December program rose to $200.

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