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: We continue to have a steady flow of patrons, young and old, with increasing requests for ILL materials as well as audiobook loans. Laura continues to weed out the collection as well as purchasing new books monthly. She has rearranged the library to make the Children’s and YA collections more visible and attractive to potential borrowers.

-Programs: The March 3 program on Stone Walls was well attended and appreciated. Dick Drysdale’s presentation on April 3 had a smaller but still appreciative crowd. Knitting, supported by MaryLou, continues through April and continues to be well attended. Our next Library presentation will be Barb Schaedler on April 12 presenting Color in the Garden, at the Pond Village Church at 6:30 PM. We are considering other presentations and Laura is putting together a series of children’s programs to run in the summer. She is in communication with the OTH to coordinate scheduling options.

-Our new rug will be installed April 15. Laura and members of the Trustees will help with this by moving books, bookcases and other furniture out and back in. The library will be closed April 16 while the pieces are put back together.

-Green-up day this year is May 7 and Laura will be checking with Barb to see if she can supervise another Library/Town Office spruce-up. We have done so over the past few year with very good results.

-Laura will check with Teresa to see if window replacement is still planned for the library.

-Our next meeting is scheduled for May 19, 2016 at 6:30 at the Brookfield Free Public Library, the oldest continuously operating library in the State of Vermont.