November 2014 Trustee Minutes

Gay-Kimball Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 3, 2014

Members Present: Yvonne Peters, Allan Bailey, Charleen Hoefsmit

Also: Catherine Callegari – Librarian

Treasurer’s Report: Checking – $2,341, Fines – $435, Memorial Fund – $145, Petty Cash – $386

Grand Total: $3,307

Librarian’s Report: Door Count: 1,434, Circulation: 1,945, Computer Usage: 81, New Patrons: 6

Old Business:

  • Catherine has prepared the budget for 2015. The Board of Trustees will present the budget to the Budget Committee a week and a half after it is presented to the Select Board. The Select Board meeting date will be announced.
  • Congratulations to Catherine on reaching her ninth year anniversary as librarian for the Gay Kimball Library.
  • The October Book Sale brought in $717.00.  Patrons were positively pleased with their purchases.
  • Repairs to the sewer line (roots in the pipes) may take place prior to the end of the year.

New Business:

  • Town Hall may re-negotiate their Fairpoint contract, but this will not affect the library which has a separate contract.
  • Catherine will have a Dues Amnesty Event from December 6th to December 13.  She will notify patrons in advance via Troy Town News and flyers
  • Allen will report back on his discussion (on November 10) with Paula Mathews regarding her seminar about how to avoid hiring bad employees.
  • Catherine may be offered a chance to the new librarian in Ashburnham Massachusetts with the weeding of their book collection.
  • Catherine attended the After School Program’s community event for parents and children at the Monadnock High School where she handed out information and made personal connections.
  • Upcoming closings include Veteran’s Day (November 11) and Thanksgiving (November 26 @ 5pm and November 27).
  • Catherine is in the process of applying for a scholarship to attend the 2015 American Library Association’s conference in San Francisco.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 pm.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm.