Trustee Meeting Minutes 2/8/24

February 8, 2024
Gay-Kimball Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Attendees:
Trustees: Colleen Brennan, Kristan Tilton, Richard Thackston Jr.
Staff: Pilar Goodell
Call to Order 5:50pm
Discussed January numbers (door count, computer usage, Libby, take and makes, story time etc) 6 new
patrons. Numbers consistent.
Discussed current figures in library bank accounts. Discussed moving memorial fund balance to the trust
fund to further grow. Need to seek out information on if we can do that.
Discussed printers and need for maintenance. Would be something paid from our town budget funds.
Also discussed trash removal options. Also an item that would be paid from town budget funds.
Discussed current print policy, specifically color prints that certain patrons have been using to excess.
Motion was made by Richard to increase color print cost from 25c to to 50c per page effective March 1 st
seconded by Kristan, all were in favor.
Discussion on magazines, those worth renewing and those to stop. Richard asked what 4 would be the
most important to keep: People, Pioneer Woman, Consumer Reports, and Reader’s Digest.
Discussion was had around prizes for the Question of the Day supply which needs restocking. Motion
was made by Richard to approve the proposed Oriental Trading Company purchase. Kristan seconded,
all were in favor.
Discussed upcoming events. Cook the Books event is in need of supplies. Kristan made a motion to
approve purchase of up to $40 of supplies for event (paper plates, napkins, cups, tablecloths etc).
Richard seconded, all were in favor.
Lion’s club has asked if we would help sponsor an event for $260.00. After discussion it was determined
we don’t have enough information to determine our benefit, would event be held at the library? Tabling
until we have more info to determine if it’s worth the expense as we are currently working to build the
library account back up a bit and might not be a good time for an unexpected $260 expense.
The need for a new disk cleaner was brought up, as well as the need for mouse traps. A motion was
made by Richard to approve the purchase of the $64 cleaner now, and look to increasing budget to then
be able to afford the over $200 cost one down the road. Kristan seconded, all were in favor. Motion also
made by Kristan to approve purchase of mousetraps up to $20, seconded by Richard, all in favor. Pilar
also checking with co-op if there it still a communal one that gets passed around between the libraries.
Adjourn 7:18pm

Trustee Meeting Minutes for 5/2/24

May 2, 2024
Gay-Kimball Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Attendees: Trustees: Colleen Brennan, Kristan Tilton, Steve Obert; Staff: Pilar Goodell, Director; Public:
None
Call to Order 5:32pm
 KT made a motion to approve the minutes from 04 APR 2024. CB 2 nd . All were in favor.
 PG discussed March numbers (door count, computer usage, Libby, take and makes, story time
etc.).
 Discussed current figures in library bank accounts.
o Zentangle will continue in the fall
o EHF will work to notify their guest of the book club book earlier for better participation
o PG is to check the policy regarding petty cash amount and deposit as needed.
 Old Business:
o KT indicated she is checking with the NHLTA and NHMA on rules for the transfer of the
Memorial Fund to the Trust Fund.
o The painter is coming in for final work. When complete the final payment is to come
from Bldg. Maintenance
o The treasurer has received new checks (currently there is an issue with them fitting in
the lockbox)
o SO advised that the roof leak has been fixed and has been paid for. PG found
replacement ceiling tiles in the basement. The expected life of the roof is 7-10 years so
the board should look into funding a capital reserve.

 New Business:
o Pilar and possibly Kristan will work to attend a grant writing workshop in Keene.
o Who has keys to the building? Answer Kristan, All library employees, + those with access
to the key locker code. Board advised Pilar to change the locker code and advise.
o Elevator is fixed: Pilar to call the State of NH and confirm that it’s fixed and pay for the
updated certificate.
o Beyond the Bell Program – attending
o Change Fines account? – PG requested to change the fines account to the Events
account and keep it separately for budget expectation purposes dedicated to Events (i.e.
escape rooms, Halloween, summer reading, May 4 th , Cookie tour). CB will look into how
to change the name of the account. CB made a motion to change the fines account, SO
2 nd – All in favor.
o Trash removal – All setup and will be $45/month
o Computer updates – complete on 3 computers 2 are pending. Did not end up using the
premium level of Deepfreeze as the basic level was adequate.
o CB will stop into TD Bank about putting SO on the signature card.
o Pilar will send the trustees the Overdrive tiers information, and it will be discussed at
the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:02pm. Next meeting: 026 June 2024

Library Trustee Minutes 4/4/24

April 4, 2024
Gay-Kimball Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Attendees: Trustees: Colleen Brennan, Kristan Tilton, Steve Obert; Staff: Pilar Goodell, Director; Public:
None
Call to Order 5:34pm
 KT made a motion to approve the minutes from 08 Feb 2024. Steve 2 nd . All were in favor.]
 KT nominated Steve Obert to be Trustee Chair, CB 2 nd . All were in favor.
 SO nominated Kristan Tilton to be Trustee Secretary, CB 2 nd . All were in favor.
 KT nominated Colleen Brennan to be Trustee Treasurer, SO 2 nd . All were in favor.
 Discussed March numbers (door count, computer usage, Libby, take and makes, story time etc).
o KT commented that the door count looked wonderful
 Discussed current figures in library bank accounts.
o PG is to check the policy regarding petty cash amount and deposit as needed.
o CB made a motion for KT to explore moving the memorial fund balance to the library trust
fund with the Trustees of the Trust Funds. SO 2 nd All were in favor.
 Discussed Summer reading budget. KT suggested that there could be sponsorship opportunities
and would be happy to make calls. PG to advise.
 As requested by the Town Administrator, CB will obtain and provide year end bank statement
from 2021 and yearly summary of the accounts as well as the excel version of the 2021 MS-9.
 PG to call painter to schedule a walk through. KT is happy to meet for the walk through as well.
 SO will call roofer for free estimate. Pilar will check whether there are any additional ceiling tiles
downstairs.
 PG noted that the elevator was down but operational upon reset. She has requested a service
appointment from the elevator company who will also be there on 09MAY2024 for inspection.
 PG and SO discussed an anonymous donation of 5 computer set ups that would require
approximately $157 in hardware and approximately $395 to install “DeepFreeze” software (with 3
years of support. DeepFreeze protects patron information in between users. With new monitors
the cost is expected to be under $800.
o KT made a motion to accept the donation and acquire the needed hardware, software with
support, and monitors to come from the computer/hardware budget line item. CB 2 nd . All
were in favor.
o PG advised that the old computers could be locked down to for age-appropriate educational
games downstairs. This will be discussed further.
o PG and SO will coordinate with the donor.
 PG will follow up on trash pick up options and cost to provide at the next meeting.
 SO pulled the current year spend to budget and advised that it looked good.
 KT to call TD bank to find out what needs to happen to get SO on the trustee signature card for the
account in order to be the second signature on checks.
 PG will look into leasing books as an option for newest best sellers and whether the library may
benefit from that option.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:04pm. Next meeting: 02 May 2024