Monday November 21st, 2022 6:30pm
Trustees present: Judith Serkin, John Shaw (present at Library), Sandra Cortes, Richard
Wizansky, Jeannette Tokarz and Nika Fotopulos
Librarian present at Library: Cathi Wilken
Trustees absent: Laura Lawson Tucker
Friends present: Lesley Malouin
Meeting began at 6:33pm
Accepted minutes from September meetings
Librarian’s Report – Cathi
Halloween was a success, about 150 people came.
Book donations: our policy is we don’t accept book donations. Books weeded from our
collection are brought to the Fair to sell by donation. We will consider organizing an additional
book sale, with a short timeframe to receive donations prior and then securing a location to
donate any left overs.
Treasurer’s Report – John
We are on track. In the Program Expenses Other category, we are over-budget. This was for the
2 weeks of Stage and Stream and those expenses were paid for with grants received.
Building Expansion Project
Trustees have voted to not hire a consultant at this time.
Trustees will look over a comprehensive list of questions to assess readiness for a capital
campaign and work on strengthening our affirmatives to this list.
We discussed PR activities, our goal is to have monthly public events and programming to
reach out in new ways and more frequently.
Richard, John, Nika and Jeannette will take over the letters not yet sent out. $1100 has come in
so far. Thank you letters are not ready to go out yet, Richard will write that up. Cathi will be in
touch with Friends and Trustees.
Leslie made up a giving Tuesday graphic to go out on Social Media.
Review and approve budget
Cathi figured the cost of living salary increases at 3%.
Discussion of programming brought out several ideas. Such as:
- Return of Back Roads Stories, theme ideas of mud season, Guilford stories and hunting
- Poetry readings
- Winter astronomy event with telescope
- Adult crafting like paper book making
- Return of winter Penpals
- Meeting adjourned 7:40pm
Next Monthly Trustees Meeting December 19th, at 6:30pm
Minutes by Secretary, Nika Fotopulos