Putnam County Library Board agreed during the monthly meeting Wednesday to invite a sales representative to speak about the purchase of a new microfilm machine.
The visit could come in December.
The new machine would have the capability of reading and scanning microfilm. Information could be downloaded and sent in e-mail, burned to a CD or stored to a flash drive.
After a year of vigilant planning, board members were advised slightly more than 20 percent of the 2008 budget is remaining.
As a tax-supported service, board members are struggling to keep the budget afloat from the delay in property tax payouts.
In other business:
* A small increase was reported in circulation and the bookmobile. There is a 28-percent increase in Internet usage.
* Library Director Alice Greenburg announced that the display cases in the library contain projects done by staff members.