April 2022 Minutes

Minutes for April 26, 2022 – Board of Library Trustees

In attendance: Wendy Neil, chair, Gloria Parkinson, Sarah Laganelli, Colby Armstrong, Karen Nugent, Marie Letarte, director, invited guest Heidi Caissie (President of the friends). Absent: Francisco Ramos

Call to order at 5:59 pm by Wendy Neil

No Public comment

Motion to move friends update to beginning of meeting by Wendy, unanimous vote yes

Heidi Cassie -president of the friends, board appointed on April 14 – gave Friends report

  • June 17 (friends only) and 18 book sale
  • Next meeting is May 10
  • New logo, brochures, PayPal pay options, Instagram account
  • Membership report (137 potential members)
  • Offered Friends help with community room reopening
  • Library now accepting book donations for June sale

Motion to approve draft minutes for March by Karen, 2nd by Sarah


            Chair’s report
                        Nothing to report

            Director’s report

  • Report and request to the Board of Selectmen meeting moved to May 4th, 7pm
  • Preservation assessment scheduled for late May
  • Pest control monthly spray in the works
  • Year to date budget – $5,000 bequest, $1,000 donation
  • Policies and procedures May 5 webinar
  • Day after Thanksgiving vs Veteran’s day off, employees given floating holiday or trade Vet’s Day for Post-Thanksgiving day to be voted on at future meeting
  • Christmas Eve and NYE – close at 2 or 1 – vote on next month
  • Staff suggestion for additional hours: open at 8:30, open until 8 on Tuesday, open until 2:30 Saturday, add half an hour at a time — not set in stone
  • Staff member has requested two-month unpaid leave, but town only allows 30 days unpaid leave
  • Covid positive staff member – all proper procedures followed
  • One-hour monthly staff meeting during the middle of the day, regular time, to accommodate disparate staff schedules
  • Open house same day as chicken shoot – moved date may 19, 5-7pm. Will have to reach out to musician and food

            Advocacy and outreach subcommittee report

  • Rebranding design proposal
  • Authorized to continue

            Community room subcommittee report
                        No report

Unfinished business – none

New Business: none

Date of next meeting: May 31, 2022

Motion to adjourn at 7:39 by Gloria, 2nd by Sarah

Minutes submitted by Gabrielle Turcotte