Trustee Meeting -12/19/23 in person with 1 remote attendee available.
Present: Cynthia Bryant, Betty Warner, Kim Barber, Diane Deutsch.
Call meeting to order: 5:35 pm
No Changes to agenda
Approval of November Treasurer Report and Librarian Reports - accepted by consent.
No November minutes available at the meeting.
- Accepted by Consent - motion by Betty, 2nd Cindy
A motion to approve Diane’s request to purchase a train table was made by Betty, seconded by Cindy. The motion passed and Diane will purchase the table she requested. The cost is $160.
There was a discussion of which of the existing children’s tables would be removed with no consensus. Cindy agreed to temporarily store the table that Diane chooses to remove. Diane will evaluate whether it was the right choice. When a decision is made, there will be a further decision about what to do with the table to be removed from the library.
Amanda will update us on Hoopla and what she has discovered at our next meeting since she could not be here due to illness.
Board project updates
A replacement for the shipped broken multi-media cabinet has been received and needs to be assembled.
Training for Diane continues.
The painting of the bins is still on hold.
Cindy reported that the budget discussion with the selectboard resulted in one modification reducing our request by $500 to $13,425. We wait to hear if there are other changes as they finalize the town budget.
Betty reported that our tech support people would like to upgrade our access point which is part of the WI-FI hardware installation to a WiFi 6 AP for better coverage. The device will go from 450 sq ft to 1400 sq ft and handle more clients. The cost is $250. Betty made a motion and Kim seconded to approve this expense. The motion passed.
There was some discussion of the idea of emphasizing digital access of the next few months.
Summer Reading program was discussed. Diane shared some of her plans including the idea of a pollinator presentation in March on a Saturday. It was requested that she schedule it for a Thursday evening in April when we are back to the usual schedule.
The meeting adjourned at 6:45.