Present and Voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Cat Wright
Present and Not Voting: Laura Rochat (librarian)
MINUTES FOR THE BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING, JULY 28, 2016
-Minutes from Previous Meeting Accepted
Our fiscal year ended June 30, 2016. We have spent our Town’s allocation for the year plus some additional funds from our investments and income and continue to be in good financial shape.
State resources continue to decrease, whether it be courses offered towards Librarian certification or access to regional libraries. Laura will keep us advised and we will continue to consider other avenues of accessing materials and resources. Additionally the Green Mountain Messenger Service is proving itself to be advantageous in cutting down on postage and mileage for inter-library loan materials.
Laura ran 3 weeks worth of children’s programming in June. The first program, featuring the Poetons, was a successful story-telling program. The following 2 weeks also involved story telling, crafts and games, was not as well attended.
Storywalk: Laura borrowed, put up and broke down and returned one story walk series. Although it is difficult to evaluate how may folks take advantage of the series, we are willing to try one more. It can be borrowed for 2 weeks and only on a Thursday. She and Amy will coordinate this.
We may have the opportunity to coordinate with Allis State Park next summer for some outdoor children’s programs. Laura will hold this thought.
The Spelling Bee is on for 9/25/16 at the OTH. They will be coordinating a pot-luck for that day as well. Kym and Betsey Hale are the point people for this project.
Our annual book sale will again be held alongside the Floating Bridge Farms autumn market which will be held October 2, 2016 from 12-4. We hope to get more of a tourist clientele to buy all of our farm products and fabulous books!
The previously revised Library Policies were once again reviewed and then approved. Once spell-checked and clarified, the freshly minted version will be sent to Laura to be posted on our web-site.
-Next Meeting Date: Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 6:30. It was lovely to see everybody around the table at this meeting. Due to our busy schedules and crazy lives it is too rare an occurrence. Thanks to all for showing and being so dedicated to the important work we do.