Brown Memorial Library Trustee Meeting Minutes, Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Attendance: Connie Scheffy, Ellen Barselle, Sandy Wadlington, Patty Furness, and Meg Fearnley. The board meeting for the Trustees of Brown Memorial Library was called to order at 6:30pm.
1. The secretary’s report was presented. A motion was made and passed to accept the report.
2. The treasurer’s report was presented. The library received donations in the total amount of $1,601.00: $1,124.00 from the Memorial Day book & plant sale, $46.50 from the on-going book sale, $30.00 from lost books, and $400.00 dollars from general donation, $200.00 of which was spent to purchase a new dehumidifier. A motion was made and passed to accept the donations. A new television and stand was purchased out of Special Projects Fund. The new flat screen television has a much crisper picture, HDMI connection, and will be used for presentations, point of view documentaries, and can stream Masterpiece Theater. Lastly, checking account may need to move to another bank to avoid significant checking account fees. A motion was made and passed to accept treasurer’s report.
3. The librarian’s report was presented. Meg is pleased with overall numbers from May. Meg reported on upcoming staffing issues as several staff members are out for vacations over the next month.
4. Old business
A. On May 25, 2017, a lighting contractor came to replace old fluorescent lighting to LED lighting, however, and he determined LED bulbs could not be retrofitted in current fixtures. Board discussed the need for replacing fixtures in order to use LED bulbs and will research expense for doing this. Patty will research and present ideas to group in July.
5. New Business
A. Discussed need for including jury duty absence in by-laws. Other libraries that include this in their by-laws pay librarian their daily salary minus what the court pays jurors. Board will discuss this in more detail at next meeting.
B. Coverage for the July 1st Book & Plant sale is complete.
C. Book discussion group will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The book is Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.
D. Summer reading program, Build a Better World, will go from July 17-August 7th on Monday afternoons from 1:00-2:00pm.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15pm. The next meeting will be held on July 5, 2017 at 6:00pm.
Ellen Barselle, Secretary