Oct 282017
 

MINUTES OF THE BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING, October 16, 2017

Present and Voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes
Present and Not Voting: Laura Rochat (librarian)
Not Present: Cat Wright

1. The Minutes were accepted.

2. Treasurer’s Report: The BFPL finances are stable and the financial reports continue to be co-monitored by Emily Noyes.

3. Librarian’s Report: Borrowing numbers have dropped with the departure of the Summer people although the E- book use is on the rise. Laura continues to read at the local Playgroup and some new families have visited the library. Laura is also attending meetings of the Orange County librarians, the first meeting was in September and will be held quarterly, ongoing.

4. Old Business: The Endangered Alphabets, VCH sponsored program, was moderately successful. We struggle with when would be an ideal time to have programs. Our Library is eligible for 2 programs from VCH per year and we will consider another presentation…not sure when.

5. New Business: More of the same. Members of the Board and Laura were considering ideas for a program. We are asked to check the VCH Web-site for possible ideas or see if a community member could do a hands-on work-shop. Laura is also considering an after-school kid’s program as a single program or perhaps a few weeks running. The winter knitting program, helmed by Mary-Lou Maeder, is due to begin the first and third Sundays of the winter months, November 5 being the first one for this year.

6. Next meeting will be held December 4, 2017. See you then!

Sep 062017
 

MINUTES OF THE BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, September 7, 2017 present and voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes present and not voting: Laura Rochat, Librarian, Ruth Goodale, community member not present: Cat Wright, Board Member Minutes of meeting from May 22, 2017 were accepted. Public Comment: Ruth Goodale, lifelong Brookfield resident, talked [Read more…]

Apr 202017
 

MINUTES OF THE BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING, April 17, 2017 Present and Voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Cat Wright Present and Not voting: Laura Rochat, librarian -Minutes were accepted -Treasurer’s Report: We continue to be in good financial shape as we approach the end of our Town fiscal year, [Read more…]

Sep 062016
 

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES, 8/30/16 Present and Voting: Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Kym Anderson Present and not Voting: Laura Rochat (Librarian) Absent: Catherine Wright 1. Minutes were accepted. 2. TREASURER’S REPORT: Library continues to be in good financial shape. Emily Noyes checked the financials with Dan. 3. LIBRARIAN’S REPORT: Laura [Read more…]

Apr 132016
 

Present and voting: Cat Wright, Dan Childs, Amy Borgman Present and not voting: Laura Rochat (librarian) Not present (and, by default, not voting): Emily Noyes, Kym Anderson -Minutes were accepted -Treasurer’s Report: Dan reports minimal change in our financial status. This was confirmed when he and Amy Borgman reviewed the on-line financial reports. -Librarian’s Report: [Read more…]

Jan 272016
 

Present and Voting: Amy Borgman, Cat Wright, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Kym Anderson Present and not voting: Laura Rochat, Librarian 1. Minutes were accepted. 2. Treasurer’s Report: Dan notes that our financial status continue to be stable. Emily double-checked financial reports to confirm this. 3. Librarian’s Report: Laura reports that the trial of the new [Read more…]