Monday, November 3, 2014


September 25, 2014

Trustees of the Chazy Public Library
Roll Call and Introductions:  The meeting was called to order at 5:35pm by George Brendler (President). Present were Trustees: George Brendler, Debby Powers,  Jill Beeman and Kristen McAuliffe. Tammy Braun was excused.  Also, attending were Frances Fairchild (Director) and  Rae McAuliffe (FOL).

 Public Forum
David Kimmel was supposed to do a presentation on improving the library website. That has been postponed until the next meeting, October 30.

Friends of Library report: The Friends took in $405 at their book sale September 20.
They are planning a family community event in November, and their Christmas Tea in December.

Review of minutes for July 24, 2014:
Debby Powers moved to accept minutes, seconded by Kristen McAuliffe.

Treasurer's Report:
Checking acct balance as of August 30, 2014 is $ 52,969.81
We have plenty of money available to purchase books.
Motion to accept Treasurer's report by Jill Beeman, seconded by Kristen McAuliffe.

Director' Report:
Time management log: Plenty of information that needs to be reviewed.  Nanette Ridgley has been volunteering and is being very helpful.
George and Debby are planning on attending the Library luncheon at Lake Forest on November 7th.

George sent pictures and information regarding our summer activities to Nora of the state library.

Committee Reports
Collections - No activity to report.

Programs -  Kristen is working on the Story Time schedule. Discussion on scaling back programs next summer, as attendance was disappointing.  Lots of ideas for future events.

Policy - No activity to report.

Public Relations - We will try to do a better job with publicity in the future. Developing a survey to see what people would like to see at the library was discussed. Kristen will work on this. George has looked into getting information in the next CCRS newsletter.
REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY: We will wait and get it out next Spring before the budget vote.

Property Maintenance - Several spots that need touching up. Furnace cleaning is scheduled.  George will be spraying the hornets nest.  

Old Business: 
A small radio and thermal blankets have been purchased for the disaster kit.
Woodmen will be getting us a new flag. Plaque for the weathervane has been ordered.
A chair truck is being ordered. We are holding off on the berm at this time.

New Business:
New Kyocera all in one printer has been purchased and installed by Symquest.
Discussion on Early Literacy Station ,it has been recommended that we get 2 for the children's section,  any action has been postponed till next meeting so
trustees can learn more about it. Debby will be purchasing mouse pads.
We have a new carousel , there was discussion as to where to place it, no decision made.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:55pm.
Next meeting October 30, 2014

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Beeman