Friday, September 28, 2012

Library Trustee Minutes, September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Present: Mary Garland, Amy Markus, Laurie Bryan, Peter Ryner

The meeting was called to order at 9am.

The minutes of July 24, 2012 were approved.
The Treasurer's report of August 31, 2012 was approved.

Amy reported that there continues to be strong computer use, with 297 computer users in August. She believes that one of the attractions of Library computers is the high speed of the Library's Internet connection, and in addition to using the Library's computers, many people each month use their own computer at the library to take advantage of the wi-fi high speed connection.

Amy then reviewed the October Library program.

Amy reported that the Friends of the Library had a record book sale with revenues of $6500.

There was then a review of a proposed budget for next year.  The Trustees of Trust Funds have indicated that we should expect a 25% cut in revenue from investment income, down from $20,000 to $15,000.  There was also a discussion of the role of Friends of the Library funds, and consideration of money which at times has been donated but which may not be available in the future.  It was agreed that Amy and the Chairman would meet with the Board of Selectmen to informally discuss this situation prior to the Library Trustees next meeting in October.

Submitted by Peter Ryner

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