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Board of Trustees

BOT Meeting Minutes June 5, 2020

Stowe Free Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

June 5th, 2020


Present: D.Witmer, C.Maison Kastner, K.Spear, K.Kaufman, C.Lusk, C.Weber (Director)

Absent: S. Gaines, D.Johannessen, R.Ziegel (Friends)

Call to Order: 9:19 a.m.

Approval of Minutes: Stand as read

Friends’ Report: The book sale will not take place this July. Friends are not meeting again until September.

Treasurer’s Report: Operating Acct $27,163 and Development Acct $29,176. The Endowment Fund as of June 3 was $984,505 but may include received dividends at Morgan but not yet paid to Union Bank. Union Bank stocks are down, but we will wait and see what happens in the market before making any decisions.

Director’s Report: The library staff has been on premises since May 26th-- each librarian has their own office space to work in. They are taking in returned items, sanitizing, and quarantining each item for 72 hours on tables in a separate space. Rehire of circulation librarian is on hold as is bringing in volunteer staff.

Curbside Specifics: Patrons can request material via email to circulation desk, by phone, or a google form on the first page of the library’s website. A patron may request up to 25 books. The librarians will let them know when their books are ready for pick up, seal them in a paper bag, and place them on the front porch for pick up. During the pickup window a librarian will remain on the porch to make sure the books are safe. Right now requests can be made Monday – Friday from 9 to 5, but within a few weeks the Tuesday and Thursday evening hours will resume as will Saturday hours. Curbside pickup will remain in effect through June and July.

Old Business: None

New Business: The Board needs to form a plan to deal with the Union Bank stocks.

Next Meeting: July 10th (9 a.m.)

Adjournment: 9:40 a.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

Kim Kaufman




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