February 2023 Minutes

Minutes for February 28, 2023 – Board of Library Trustees

In attendance: Wendy Neil, Colby Armstrong, Francisco Ramos, Karen Nugent, Director Marie Letarte, Sarah Laganelli, Gloria Parkinson, Branding consultant: Tamar Russell, Sitka Creations

No Public comment

Call to order at 6:02 pm by Wendy

Motion to approve minutes for January by Gloria, 2nd by Sarah, motion to amend minutes by Colby, 2nd by Karen, approve minutes as amended, 2nd by Colby, all approved

Designer presentation:

     Trustees like new design,

     Variation of colors, alignment, layout discussion

Branding consultant left at 6:19 pm

Presentation about MPLCP

For selectboard – preview of presentation


Motion to approve Board of Selectman opening gambit by Colby Armstrong, 2nd by Gloria, all approve


            Chair’s report – no report

            Director’s report

Meeting with vendor about wifi

Elevator needs emergency phone update

Staff trained in first aid, CPR, AED

Staff meeting once a month

Year to date budget – on track

Ads on Facebook starting

Friends have gotten donations, sponsorships for mini golf

Library legislative day March 15

Book banning policy discussion – collection development

                        Strategic planning

                                    Community profile passed around

            Subcommittee reports

                        Building & facilities (see presentation to SB, above)

                        Advocacy & Outreach


                                    150th anniversary events

December event – goal to celebrate past of library and look towards its future

                                    Mark Twain presenter in the fall

                                    Book bike for Memorial Day parade, possibly friends and trustees walking beside them


Motion to accept child safety policy amendment by Colby Armstrong, 2nd by Wendy, all approved

All gender restroom policy, new locks

Unfinished business – none

New business

Confirmation of next meeting: Thursday, March 30, 6 pm

Motion to adjourn at 7:22 pm by Gloria, 2nd by Wendy, all approve