Board of Trustees Meeting January 9, 2019

Gay-Kimball Library
Board of Trustees Meeting January 9, 2019
Members Present: Jacque Sendrowski, Rebecca Hackler, Charleen Hoefsmit and Library Director Catherine Callegari

Jacque called the meeting to order at 4:34 pm
Jacque motioned to accept the December 5th 2018 meeting minutes as written, seconded by Charleen
Vote: all in favor

Treasurers Report– Total Library accounts $ 5583.00
Checking: 4494 Memorial Fund: 653
Fines: 41 Petty Cash: 395

Librarian Statistics-
Door count: 686     Meeting Room usage: 9        New Patrons: 5 (117 YTD)

Circulation 1,122            Computer usage: 49

Highlights- Activities/ Events
Reviewed the end of year statistics – door count consistent plus a good increase in circulation.
Library budget is on target this year for expenses and revenue as expected, outstanding monitoring job by Catherine
Storytime with Shelia on Saturday mornings – continues to have solid participation each week
The front door glass has been replaced and has improved the look of the entry way
Rok Blocks- new item purchased for the kids use, this was funded through a donation
Marble Mazes continue to be popular with the kids, can be challenging and fun even for adults

Old Business
Trust fund distribution 7,270 (2018 8,109)
Background checks on all staff have been completed and documentation in Library files
Building Maintenance – the mice are under control with one mouse this month
New DVD spinner rack has been ordered to keep up with purchasing and use.
The Library budget passed budget committee recommendation phase – final budget approval at Troy town meeting
Library policy update topics tabled – unattended children, Internet access and adding Social Software policy will be reviewed at the next meeting

New Business
Grants 210.00 from Success by Six for JLG preK picture books, 300.00, from Lions Club for large print and audio books
2019 Conferences- Book Expo in May is always a huge win with all of the excellent free books obtained by Catherine.
ARSL in VT in September is rural and small libraries, ALA is in DC in June if possible,
NHLTA trustee meeting in May- Jacque Sendrowski, Chairman will attend representing the trustees

Meeting Adjourned 5:21 pm
Future meeting: Weds, February 6th at 4:30