October 2013 Trustee Minutes

Gay – Kimball Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

October 2, 2013

Members Present: Yvonne Peters, Allan Bailey, Charleen Hoefsmit

Also: Catherine Callegari – Librarian

Treasurer’s Report: Checking – $4,204, Fines – $340, Memorial Fund – $ 581, Petty Cash – $432  Grand Total: $5,557

Librarian’s Report: Door Count: 1,158; Circulation: 2,111; Computer Usage: 100; New Patrons: 11

Old Business:

  • The 2012 Warrant Article for painting is complete.  The job, which included some unscheduled painting at no additional cost, came in at $1,740 which was $60.00 under the estimate.
  • The remaining item on the Warrant Article is the panic button.  Two quotes have been received.
  • Policy regarding overdue fines and the bulletin board was reviewed and updated.  The Personnel Policy was reviewed on a line-by-line basis.  Catherine will make the adjustments and post the updates to the website in addition to the printed copy.

 New Business:

  • News from the Selectmen is that Kimball Hall may be closed over the winter.  Due to this possibility, increased usage of the library by special interest groups was discussed.
  • The October Book Sale is on schedule for 10/4+5.  Allan and Charleen will cover sales on the 5th.
  • Donations to the library include a Bausch + Lomb microscope (soon to be available for lending out!) and a vacuum cleaner (its efficiency is already a “time-saver”).
  • The scanner has been purchased and is available to patrons.
  • Catherine will be on vacation from 10/9 to 10/20.  Allan Bailey will be the go-to trustee during her absence.

Meeting was adjourned @ 7:10 p.m.  The next meeting will be November 6th @ 6:00 p.m.