October 2022 Minutes

Board of Library Trustees
Minutes for October 25, 2022 – Board of Library Trustees

In attendance: Wendy Neil, Karen Nugent, Colby Armstrong, Gloria Parkinson, Director Marie Letarte. Absent: Sarah Laganelli, Francisco Ramos

Call to Order at 6:01 PM, by Wendy Neil
No Public comment

Motion by Gloria P. to accept minutes for September, Seconded by Karen N all approved


  • Chair’s report – No report
  • Director’s report
    – Facilities, finances and fun: AC fixed, roofers, windows, Facilities Department
    going to repair floor behind the youth circulation desk
  • Security cameras planned installation date Nov 22
  • Recommend new sign out front, landscaping
  • Books on wheels program restarting in partnership with the Senior Center
  • Approved for new exhibit from NLM about immigrants and health
  • Awarded grant for book bike from CFNCM
  • Friends and volunteer event tomorrow,
    Friends participation in the volunteer & beer event successful Oct 22
  • Social media policy – appropriate responses to incorrect information – motion to approve by Colby Armstrong, all approved
  • First SPAC meeting went well Oct 4th
  • Community survey to launch Nov 1
  • Action items for previous strategic plan
    – Multilingual story time
    – Nontraditional items
    – More usable history
    – Plan for stacks

Motion to approve action items by Colby, 2nd by Wendy, all approved

  • Presentation on Racial Equity Book Club successful, to be turned into article
  • Heat, light and power contingency plan – use State Aid
  • Old book collection update – about 10k books sold & removed. Friends will empty the
    “Director’s boardroom” and the middle floor of the “stacks” by October 31
    – Friends update

    – Interim director not needed

Subcommittee reports
– Advocacy and outreach
– Policy

Unfinished business – None
New business – None

Date of next meeting: November 29, 2022, 6 PM, via zoom


Motion to adjourn at 7:21 PM by Wendy Neil, 2nd by Colby, all approved