MILLERSBURG -- One member was sworn in for a new six-year term on the Holmes County Library Board, while last year's officers will have another year as the board voted to keep things as they are at the January meeting.
Gabe Aufrance was sworn in for a new six-year term. Aufrance came on board to replace a board member who could not fulfill their previous appointment.
Tom Yoder will continue to serve as board president, with Aufrance serving as vice president and Chad Yoder secretary.
Paula Cicconetti was appointed fiscal officer and Ramona Emery was appointed deputy fiscal officer.
Cicconetti said she will have a year-end PowerPoint presentation prepared for next month's meeting, comparing funds and projections for this year with the past two years as she has done in the past.
She said funding is about as expected and there are no red flags.
Executive Director Bill Martino commended 20-year library employee Brenda Hostettler for her dedicated service.
"Twenty years is a pretty good haul at any place," Martino said. "She still seems to be pretty happy in her job, which is even better."
The director added that Friends of the Library have agreed to donate $5,000 toward the new bookmobile, which Martino expects to be delivered by August, in time for the next school year.
"I think for all they have done for us over the years, we should put their name on the back of the bookmobile," Martino said. "I think they have definitely done a lot for the library and should have their name on the back."
Martino and board members Aufrance and Jordan Miller will be chairing the Rotary Club's 5K race May 20 on the Holmes County Trail. The library will be the beneficiary of this event.
"Last year this event raised close to $4,000. Hopefully, that will be a nice chunk of change for us," Martino added.
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.