Library board holds budget public hearing

The Jackson County Public Library board of trustees held a public hearing on the 2024 budget at its regular meeting Monday at the Seymour Library.

The library’s proposed 2024 operating fund budget is $3,014,283.

During the meeting, the board received a report from Teen Specialist Kristi Gray, who is representing the library in the current Leadership Jackson County class. In August, Gray also attended the Indiana Library Federation Youth Services Conference with Youth Services Program Specialist Heather Gibson.

The board approved changes to the personnel policy, staff appointments and resignation and a revision to 2023 capital projects purchases.

The board’s next meeting, which will include the adoption of the 2024 budget, is at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Seymour Library.