Friday, January 23, 2015


November 20, 2014

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

 Public Forum
 Friends of Library report: Fall wagon ride was a success.  Christmas Tea is scheduled for  
 Sunday, December 7th, 11-2 with families invited to bring Gingerbread Houses for  display.  Ann Lorenzini will dedicate her painting at 1pm. Francie will contact Rob Fountain  for publicity.  Debby, Francie, George and Emily attended luncheon at Lake Forest.  George attended advocacy workshop.

Review of minutes for October 30, 2014:
Debby Powers moved to accept minutes, seconded by George.

Treasurer's Report:
Checking acct balance as of October 31, 2014 is $ 47,190.635
Motion to accept Treasurer's report by Jill Beeman, seconded by George Brendler

Director' Report:
Changing hours of operation was discussed. At this time the board feels Francie
 should just leave a note on the door if she has to run local errands.
Community service worker is working out well. Francie has her doing cleaning
 and shelving books.
The Pilot Program for Early Literacy Survey seems to be more than we can handle at
this time. Francie was encouraged to see if we can opt out of participating.

 Thank you needs to be sent to Woodman for the new flag.
 Invites to Francie and Emily for the painting dedication will be sent out.

Committee Reports
Collections -

Programs -    Looking into book signings for Spring.
Nan Hoffman has been scheduled for July 15th for reading program.

Policy -

Public Relations -  Getting info out for December Tea and Dedication.

Property Maintenance - Dehumidifier has been disposed of. It was causing breaker
to kick off.  Will replace with a new one for about $250.

Old Business: 
Self evaluation sheets were filled out and filed.
Holiday fund drive, all letters are ready to mail.

New Business:
Betsy has been contacted to order 2 new all-in-one computers to be purchased
by funds from Friends of the Library.
George will purchase 2 wreaths to decorate the outside of the library.
He will also put up the tree in the gazebo.
A motion was made by George to change meeting dates to Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
Motion was seconded by Jill, motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:55pm.
Next meeting, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 !!

Respectfully submitted,

Jill Beeman