Jun 182022

Present and Voting: Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Starr Strong
Present and Not Voting: Laura Rochat, Librarian

-Minutes were accepted
-Treasurer’s Report: Dan and Emily reviewed the Financials in April, all are in order. We are up to date in Town reimbursements to the Library. Dan will be reimbursed $322.47 for payment to Baker and Taylor for books purchased by the Library.
-Librarian’s Report: Laura reports that the audio-book/E-Book platform offered by the State is transferring to a new platform as of May 25. This is trickier than it sounds and Laura will attempt to contact users of the current program to get them new Passwords to access LIBBY, the new program.
-Laura is partnering with the Brookfield Elementary School to introduce the annual Summer Reading Program to the students. She is continuing to update the Library collection.
-The remaining Library ARPA Funds will be used to purchase outdoor furniture for the use of Brookfieldians. Laura will research whether a local furniture builder or LL Bean will be the better option for this. Amy will attend a Select Board Meeting on May 9 to inform the Board and the Town Clerk of the plans for this.
-We will soon be notified by the RUHS on who the chosen recipient for the Library Scholarship will be. The School has requested that someone from the Library will be at the Award Ceremony to present this to the lucky recipient.
-The BFPL will be sponsoring 2 events. The first is a VINS program to be held at the Elementary School as a lead-in to this Summer’s Reading Program on June 16. The second is a return of the Petting Zoo that was a blockbuster success last year. This will be held at the OTH on June 19.
-The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday July 5 @ 6:30 pm.