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Board of Trustees

BOT Meeting Minutes 4/9/2021

Stowe Free Library Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting April 9th, 2021

Present: K.Spear, S.Gaines, K.Kaufman, A.Colavito, B.Mullin, C.Maison Kastner, D.Witmer, C.Weber (Director)

Absent: None

Call to Order: 8:02 am

Minutes: Approved as read.

Friends Report: The Friends are planning a smaller book sale on the front porch of the Library in July.

Treasurer: There is $32,000 in the Operating Account and $26,000 in the Development Account. The Board is working toward merging the four separate accounts at Morgan Stanley in order to modernize the portfolio.

Director’s Report: The library is open to the public by appointments - 10 x 15-min slots available - call, email, or use reservation app on website - five people max for each reservation. They library is already using a reservation app (reservio) for appointment making. We hope to be completely open by mid to late summer. One computer is available for public use in the main area of the library. Visits must be scheduled in advance by calling or emailing. Cindy hopes to have a reservation App available by the end of the summer. The biography section is being weeded to make room for the Great Courses DVDs. The librarians hope to expand the collection in different ways. Curbside pick up is still very popular, 359 packages went out in March. One volunteer will start working Monday mornings.

Logo Design: The students at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center (GMTCC) have sent Anna an initial deck of ideas for a new logo. They are asking for feedback before going on to a second round.

Library Materials Policy: The Local History section is being weaned down to state and local materials. The focus is more on policy, entertainment, skiing, etc. The military rosters have been removed from the library. The Historic Society has taken the items they need. Most items in the section are circulated providing there is a second copy. The board voted to accept the director's editing of the selection policy with regards to the local collection.

Trustee Term Status: The secretary will continue the duties until such time as another trustee can take over this office.

Old Business: None

New Business: None

Next Meeting: May 7th

Adjournment: 8:45 am

Respectfully Submitted, Kim Kaufman

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