November 2013 Trustee Minutes

Gay – Kimball Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 6, 2013

Members Present: Yvonne Peters, Allan Bailey, Charleen Hoefsmit

Also: Catherine Callegari – Librarian

Treasurer’s Report: Checking – $4,023, Fines – $430, Memorial Fund – $281, Petty Cash – $486  Grand Total: $5,220

Librarian’s Report: Door Count: 1,415, Circulation: 2,281, Computer Usage: 88, New Patrons: 10

Old Business:

  • The budget is on track with 16% of Town Funds available.  Catherine and the Trustees will meet with The Selectmen on 11/25.
  • The Panic Button (the final item on the 2012 Warrant Article) is awaiting a “set-up” date.  Preferably, no later than mid-November.
  • Proceeds from the October Book Sale totaled $890.00 (approximately $200.00 more than sales in the spring).
  • An update of PSNH costs finds the audit complete and ready for evaluation.  Discussion and determinations are ongoing as the data is assessed.

New Business:

  • The Selectmen have decided that (effective in January) there will no longer be paid personal days available to Town employees.  The Trustees have decided not to follow suit – full time library staff will continue to have 2 paid personal days available.
  • Kimball Hall may be closing for the winter.  If so,  a request from Troy Town News regarding using the Library for work-space for their laptop and publishing materials will be considered.
  • Holiday closings were confirmed and posted to the Library’s website.
  • After $475.00 to the plumber, the clogged toilets in the Men’s and Ladies’ Rooms are “up and running (in a good way!)  The problem of “roots in the pipes” will require a more permanent solution which Catherine will be investigating.
  • Heritage Quest (an on-line genealogy database) has been purchased by the Library.  The program, which costs $75.00/year and includes “home usage”, will be available soon.
  • Catherine read four stories to a group of 4 to 8 year olds during “Story time for Tender Shepherd Preschoolers”.   She described it as “delightful!”

Meeting was adjourned @ 6:55 P.M.  Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4th @ 6:00 P.M.