Present: Richard Wizansky, Leah Gessner, Judith Serkin, Carol Schnabel, Mimi Morton, Laura Lawson Tucker, Cathi Wilken, John Shaw, Sandra Cortes
Approval of the April Minutes: The minutes were accepted unanimously with the correction of Jake Dixon’s name.
Librarian’s Report: Stage and Stream Camp: given that we cannot use the Grange and Meeting House for backup space, Don looked for a way to shelter the children when working outside. Tammy Sargent donated use of a tarp for a tent.
Renovations: Dennis Franklin will inspect furnace in hopes that we don’t need a new furnace until addition is being built. He will update us following inspection. The Trustees will begin the process for collecting bids for removing the rug and sanding and refinishing the floor in the front room. Cathi will write up the scope of the job and send to trustees: removing rug, sanding and refinishing floor, and determining if rug under book cases should be removed. Carol will contact Myles Danaher about these jobs. Cathi will speak to Lawton about flooring.
Lawn: Town requires that lawn mow people be insured.
Treasurer’s Report: We are on track. No changes in budget. We are starting to function as a town agency which we see reflected in this month’s report. By end June, we will have expended our budget for fiscal 2018. We made 2,729.75 on the raffle. We spent 237.86 on expenses. Net raffle income: 2491.89! Bravo! Thank you Richard Wizansky and Becky Anderson for strong ticket sales! Carol will take over the raffle for 2019 in collaboration with Friends of Library members.
Strategic Plan: Richard will talk to Select Board about how to access capital funds. We began brainstorming the addition: Meeting space, program space, useable on 2 floors. The 2 floors may be disconnected. Basement floor needs to be accessible from outside. Richard will research village designation and how to move forward. We need an engineer to assess the available land and we may require a feasibility study. Richard will discuss all the above with Sheila Morse head Selectperson. Cathi will draft out her vision of the new addition.
Friends group: Jim Haine is making the Little Library. Lynn hopes we will receive some technology from the Brattleboro Words project for our own Story Corps project.
More Conference Outtakes: John has an idea for promoting Skills Swap: a weekend event to take place in the newly renovated Community Center. He reports that the Home School Group is moving into a summer camp feel.
New Business: Judy Bell’s family suggested donations be made to Library in her name. Russell Bell, Judy’s son, will hold a yard sale of her memorabilia to take place at the Library. He will give the proceeds to the Library. We are deeply appreciative to the Bell family for their support.
Cathi will be away June 4-19 and is working on having all her hours covered.
Family gardening party is scheduled for Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend along with Story Time from 10:30-12:00 noon. Laura will appear as Miss Rumphious. Annual planting outside the Library will take place. This event is in collaboration with CCforG. Appropriate gardening books, bought by CCforG, will be offered to families.
Ragan, the program person for CCforG, will be running StoryTime this summer. Thank you, Ragan!
Date of next meeting: June 18, 6:30 pm
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm
Mimi Morton, secretary