Brown Memorial Library
DRAFT Trustee Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Attendance: Nola Jordan, Patty Furness, Mary Chris Duncan, Annette Leonas, Sandy Wadlington, Meg Fearnley, and Ellen Barselle. The meeting was called to order at 6:10pm.
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 $232.92: $150.00 from general donations, $8.17 from damaged books, and $75.75 from the on-going book sale. A motion was made and passed to accept the donations. Expenses continue to be on track for the year and on budget for the month. A motion was made and passed to accept treasurer’s report.
3. The librarian’s report was presented. The library has been very busy this month perhaps due to school starting, new families in the area, and new activities at the library created by Leslie Grey. Try out black/out poetry by taking a blank page of the book and blacking out certain words or phrases to create an original poem. Patrons can also check out books and test their luck in finding one of eight golden tickets hidden in books throughout the library. If you find a golden ticket you win a prize!
4. Old Business:
A. Ayer & Goss will refund money left over from pre-buying fuel last year in the amount of $135.00. This year the library has joined the Town of Bradford/Warner oil consortium and will receive fuel through Huckleberry Propane & Oil.
B. BML continues to look into replacing lighting fixtures with more cost and energy efficient LED lights. BML has already received one quote from R & T Electric, but will seek out other quotes in order to make the most informed choice. BML is also researching the Eversource/NH Saves program to determine if this program would help off-set costs for LED lighting.
5. New Business:
A. BML will submit their application to the Town of Bradford’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) committee. This application will include improvements that could be made to the library over the next five years such as; interior painting and new carpeting. CIP application should be submitted one day prior to meeting on September 13, 2017.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:50pm. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.