Minutes for Joslin Memorial Library Board Meeting
6:00 P.M. Joslin Memorial Library
Date: November 13, 2019
PRESENT: Jean, Trish, David, Sally, Carol, Jason, Anna, Liz
Additions or Deletions
Add logistics of fund raising request
Approve Draft Minutes:
Sally moved, Trish seconded. Accepted unanimously
Friends of the Library Report:
No meeting has taken place since the last Board meeting. Next meeting is next Wednesday.
Received $5700 from Lawson’s
Front door needs cleaning
Children’s Librarian’s Report
Numbers for story hour are down from the last report but up from numbers in a similar period last year.
Programs have been sparsely attended, but Chris Gluck’s workshop on creating art from nature was wonderful. We’re hoping for a repeat performance, perhaps to build fairy houses.
Jason presented a report on the numbers of patrons, which have increased over last year’s figures.
We will try to have a program on using the telescope for star gazing.
It would be helpful to get a copy of the district’s curriculum for the elementary schools – Carol
We have new chairs for the conference room and the computer stations from the Northfield Bank.
Old Business : Review and act on 3 policies reviewed on Oct. 16th
Jean moved and Trish seconded that we adopt the revised policies on Circulation, Confidentiality, and General Rules of Conduct. Unanimously approved.
Spencer Dumas will be changing the locks on all the doors. One key will fit all.
Elevator inspection will be in Jan.Feb.
Kingsbury emptied septic tank. They will compete the project on Bridge Street to improve drainage soon.
Select board had its final hearing on the VCDB Accessibility Grant. This closes out the file on our grant.
Have not moved money into investments yet.
David is now handling our accounts again.
Fund raising goal from letter should be about 5% of our total budget.
David reviewed our Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
David reviewed a proposed budget report
David will deal with Green Mountain Global Forum money so we can track expenditures from the fund accurately. It will be used for programming.
David introduced a proposed plan for investing
Trish moved to accept David’s proposal C for investment . Jean seconded. Unanimously approved.
New Business : Identify date to discuss next 3 policies, as chosen by Jason
December 4th, 11:00 a.m.
Added Item: Mailing out 250 fund requests.
Need a day to organize mailing: November 19th 10:00
Jason will get 250 copies of letter done in Montpelier and pick up envelopes.
Trish will get stamps.
At 7:55 p.m. Sally moved to adjourn. Trish seconded. Unanimously voted.
Carol Hosford, Seccretary