Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Minutes of the October 30th meeting of the Trustees

October 30, 2014

Trustees of the Chazy Public Library
Roll Call and Introductions:  The meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm by George Brendler (President). Present were Trustees: George Brendler, Debby Powers,  Jill Beeman and Kristen McAuliffe. Tammy Braun was absent.  Also, attending were Frances Fairchild (Director) and  Rae McAuliffe (FOL) and John Brendler (volunteer) and guest
David Kimmel.

 Public Forum
 Friends of Library report: Fall wagon ride is scheduled for Sunday, November 9th,
 1-3 pm. The school drama club is participating. There will be information about activities
  at the library.  Christmas Tea is scheduled for December 7th. People are invited to
  bring gingerbread houses for display. Ann Lorenzini is gifting the library one of her     
  paintings, she will dedicate it at the Tea.

 David Kimmel, of Kimmel Technology Integrated Systems, has offered to update the   
 library's website at a discounted cost of $250. Kristen made a motion to use Mr. Kimmel's services, Jill seconded the motion. John Brendler and George will be his
contacts for the project at this time.  

Review of minutes for September 25, 2014:
Debby Powers moved to accept minutes, seconded by Jill Beeman.

Treasurer's Report:
Checking acct balance as of September 30, 2014 is $ 47,328.46
We have plenty of money available to purchase books.
 Debby is going to upgrade the Amazon acct to Amazon Prime so we can get free
 shipping on purchases. There is $252 leftover from the Dutcher donation for the
 weathervane. This money will be used to pay David Kimmel for his services.
Motion to accept Treasurer's report by Jill Beeman, seconded by George Brendler

Director' Report:
The library has been approached by the Probation Dept to have an individual do their
community service at the library. We have asked Francie to have the probation dept contact George with the information before we approve the community service.
Chazy Pre-K are scheduled to visit every 3rd Wednesday for story time.
Kristen has submitted the story time schedule up to July 2015.
George and Debby are planning on attending the Library luncheon at Lake Forest
Francie is going to check and see if the Betty Little grant is still available.

Jill will send a Thank you card to Michael Labare who has donated a children's book.

Committee Reports
Collections - No activity to report.

Programs -    Story time schedule has been submitted.
Bob Cheeseman, town historian has been contacted about fireside chats during winter months. We would like to set up some book signings, possibly with Larry Gooley and
Lorna Earle.

Policy - No activity to report.

Public Relations -  
Karen has done a great job with flyers for upcoming events.

Property Maintenance - .  

Old Business: 
A disaster kit, small chair truck and mouse pads have been purchased. Plaque for weathervane has been installed by volunteer Jim West.  We have a brand new carousel that we don't think we will use. We will look into donating it to school.

New Business:
We have decided not to purchase Early Literacy Station at this time, the board feels it is too expensive.
A motion was made by Kristen to purchase 2 all-in-one stations with anticipated funds from the Friends of the Library instead, Debby seconded the motion.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:25pm.
Next meeting November 20, 2014

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Beeman