MINUTES FROM THE LIBRARY TRUSTEE BOARD MEETING, April 17, 2018
Present and voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Cat Wright
Present and not voting: Laura Rochat, Librarian
-Minutes from February 27, 2018 were accepted
-Treasurer’s Report: Budget and spending are on target. Board Member Emily Noyes reviewed and verified the financial statements with Dan.
-Librarian’s Report: Library visits have been down since March, unsure why. Perhaps the abysmal weather has been a factor? Laura has attended 2 Department of Library workshops recently, worthy of note in that they were even offered. Library budget cuts have made it difficult for the Department to present these. Laura is looking to complete her Librarian Certification soon!
-Old Business: nothing to report.
-New Business: Laura has been working on Spring and early Summer programming. (Due to events at the Old Town Hall and other local programming, the Library has decided to not offer additional programming in the summer.) The Board Game night at the school will not be happening this year. We can hopefully offer this at another time. The Arts Bus will be making 2 stops through Library programs this summer, the first visit being at the OTH Potluck, June 9. The second visit will be at the Library proper, in July at a date TBA. Laura hopes to get John and Janet Poeton to do a community read for children in mid-June. The Round Table Discussion featuring area journalists is scheduled for Wednesday June 20, 7pm. Another Deconstruction Event is scheduled for June 19 at the OTH. Laura is waiting to hear back from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for a grant to cover a performance of the Modern Times Theater at the OTH this summer. If the Grant is not received the OTH and the Library will share the cost of the performance. This event is tentatively scheduled for mid-August.
-Anything else?: Laura will get one additional Library key made, giving us 3 copies. Laura will keep one on hand, Dan will get a second copy and the spare will be kept at the Library for use prn.
NEXT LIBRARY BOARD MEETING WILL BE JUNE 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM