BOT Minutes June 14, 2019
Stowe Free Library
Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting
June 14, 2019
Present: D.Witmer(Chair), K.Kaufman, K.Spear, S.Gaines, C.Weber (Director)
Absent: C.Lusk, C.Maison Kastner, D.Johannesen, R.Ziegel (Friends’)
Call to Order: 8:05a.m.
Minutes: Minutes approved as read.
Friends’ Report: Friend’s sending out membership renewal form. Plenty of books are being donated for the book sale. In Our Own Backyard begins again in the fall. The new children’s librarian will work on the library’s part in the Christmas in Stowe celebration.
Treasurer’s Report: The Operating Account contains, $29,330, the Development Account: contains, $23,670. The town wants to have access to our Morgan Stanley reports, which has been enacted. Board Members can go to Morgan Stanley to sign confidentiality agreement (or whatever they need us to sign) in order to have access to our accounts. We need to create a spending policy and tie it into our long-range plan.
Director’s Report: People are questioning the empty library shelves. The librarians have created a story board to show the public why the library is not fully stocked, yet. The front lawn has been seeded and will be useable this summer (gazebo concerts, book sale, etc.). The fire damaged window has been replaced and painted. Cindy is continuing to buy new titles and replacement books. 1500 items have been replaced as of 2 weeks ago for $28,000. $15,000 has been spent out of the insurance money to date. Circulation statistics for May were 5346, (including videos, audios, E-books, et al.). Molly Hazelton, the new children’s librarian is starting on Tuesday June 18th. The library is closing Sept. 5th, 6th so the staff can attend the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Meeting in Burlington.
Old Business: No old business.
New Business: No new business.
Election of Officers: D.Witmer, Chair. C.Maison Kastner- Vice Chair, K.Kaufman, Secretary
Next Meeting: Sept. 6, 2019