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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes November 2, 2018

Stowe Free Library Board of Trustees Meeting

November 2, 2018

Present: D.Witmer, C.Maison Kastner, C.Lusk, D.Bryan, D.Johannesen, K.Kaufman, B.Fox, C.Weber (Director)

Absent: R.Ziegel (Friends)


Call to Order:  8 a.m.

Minutes: Approved as read.

Friends’ Report: No report.

Treasurer’s Report:

The Operating Account is at $30,943 and the Development Account is at $21,300.  The

Union Bank shares have not been transferred to Morgan Stanley yet, but the finance committee is working with them to make the transfers.

Director’s Report:

Cindy attended New England Library Association conference workshop in advocating for more patrons and education for librarians.  The goal is to prove why libraries are so important to community support. The value of libraries is beyond the books: technology, reading skills, early literacy, etc.  There is great concern about funding from the Federal Government.  ALA advocates for libraries with the Federal Government. The state of Vermont does not support the library financially.

Library Annual Budget:

Cindy did not receive the budget in time for meeting.

Acceptable Computer Use Policy: Combine the two, Acceptable Use and Wireless policies under the heading of Technology.  Cindy will work on merging the two policies, which we will discuss at a later date. The library intends to post the technology policies on posters near the computers.

Library’s Holiday Decorations:

We will need four 20-foot garlands and 3 wreaths.  The Board will meet on November 30th at 9am to hang the garlands and wreaths.

Old Business:  The librarians are working on a quote for a new circulation desk.  The Rules of Conduct are now posted at the front and back doors.

New Business: No new business.

Adjournment: 8:50a.m.

Next Meeting: December 14th, 2018



Respectfully Submitted,


Kim Kaufman

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