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, June 30, 2017. We will review the final report at our July meeting.

-Librarian’s Report: Our numbers continue to be good although we have recently lost 2 of our more faithful readers.
The Dept of Libraries held a YA and picture book give-away which Laura attended, netting us 20 free books! (Thank you!)
Laura is currently coordinating summer programming. In the works is a reading program for children with John and Janet Poeton. We plan on coordinating with the OTH to present a VCH program, subject and date to be determined. We have passed on an offer to hold another book sale in coordination with the OTH and instead will continue to put selected donated or discarded books on the free/exchange shelves and box up and send the remainder to Better World Books. The Brookfield Library does hope to have the Arts Bus come to the Library 2-3 times this summer, dates and times TBD. Due to the multiple summer offerings at the OTH the Library will defer other programming at this time.

-Old Business: Star Strong’s presentation was well received. She was surprised and delighted about her honorarium which she will donate to a conservation cause.
A new rug for the vestibule is on its way.

-New business: Barb Schaedler will be contacted about doing a Green-Up Day at the Library, May 6, 2017 as we have done for the past several years.
The Board reviewed a new Librarian evaluation tool received from Kimball Library. It was de- and re-constructed to our specific needs and will be revised and brought to the next meeting for review.

-Next Trustee Meeting is scheduled for Monday May 22, 6:30 PM.

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…]

Dec 152015
 

Present and Voting: Trustees Dan Childs, Cat Wright, Emily Noyes and Amy Borgman Present and Non-Voting: Librarian Laura Rochat Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm. -Treasurer’s Report: *We are preparing for the annual Town Meeting and although our fiscal year runs from July 1- June 30, our numbers in the Town Budget Report [Read more…]

Sep 222015
 

Present and Voting: Amy, Cat, Kym Absent: Laura, Dan, Emily 1. Per Dan, in absentia, minimal change in our current financials. 2. Librarian’s Report, per Laura, in absentia: -Patron and library use numbers continue to be good -State library resources continue to diminish with hours cut and new acquisitions on hold 3. Current Issues: -Dan [Read more…]