August 2014 Trustee Minutes

August 2014 Trustee Minutes

Gay-Kimball Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

August 5, 2014

Members Present: Yvonne Peters, Allan Bailey, Charleen Hoefsmit

Also: Catherine Callegari – Librarian

Treasurer’s Report: Checking – $4,316, Fines – $231, Memorial Fund – $399, Petty Cash – $376

Grand Total: $5,322

Librarian’s Report: Door Count: 1,674, Circulation: 2,373, Computer Usage: 102, New Patrons: 9

Old Business:

  • The budget holds steady at 36.5% of Town Funds available.
  • Attendance for the Summer Reading Program surpassed last year’s numbers (166 vs. 152).
  • Excellent turnout for the Creatures + Critters event (over 80 patrons enjoyed the presentation).  Catherine will keep an eye out for new programs to keep the SRP fresh and exciting.
  • Director evaluation is complete.  It was decided that future evaluations will be started in January and completed in March.
  • The “Roots in the Pipes” situation from November 2013 is scheduled for repair as soon as the work crew’s current job is complete.

New Business:

  • Wiring cut by summer mowing shows no sign of further complications.
  • Catherine will consult with Fairpoint to discuss possible savings from combining services (phone & internet).
  • The internet was down for two days.  A hub problem was rectified and a new router was installed.  The library’s network is now mapped, secured, and ready for the upcoming school season.
  • Preparations continue for the Ice Cream Social scheduled for August 6th.  Tables and chairs are assembled and await the anticipated guests.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 3rd @ 6:00 pm.