Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HTL Trustee Minutes March 25, 2015

Present: Laurie Bryan, Mary Garland Amy Markus, Suzanne Shevenell, Meeting called to order at 1:00 pm.
The minutes of February 25, 2105 were reviewed; Bryan, seconded by Garland, made a motion to accept as written.  Motion to accept was unanimous, and minutes were accepted. The Treasurer’s report for the month ending February 28, 2015 was not ready at this time.  The Trustees will review the months of February and March at the April meeting.
Director’s Report:
Children’s Librarian: Markus continues to be pleased with Mrs. Faucher’s first weeks as Children’s Librarian. Teenage patrons found the ‘Blind Date with A Book’ fun. Thursday mornings with toddlers and Moms are enjoying the music and dance activities. In April, during school vacation week, a clay workshop will be held. Markus will be arranging an interface time between Faucher and the schoolteachers in their classrooms.
 April Programs: Markus presented the following program schedule summary, again noting that additional information can be found in the Hancock happenings as well as on the Library Website.
April 2, 9, 23 and 30 and May 7:‘An Exploration of Weather and Climate’, by John Manley, former science teacher from CONVAL.
April 13: Legislature update by Hancock Representative John Manley on current legislature issues from 5 to 7 pm.  Drop in anytime during these hours.
April 15: ‘Raised on Songs and Stories’ by Irish Musician Paul Carroll.
April 16: Dan Pickering will be available to advise people on converting materials in analog format to digital format from 4 to 7 pm.
April 21: Henry Walters reads his original poetry at 7 pm.
Apollo ILS System: System continues to work smoothly, patrons are happy with access of the library catalog from home, and reserve items activity is increasing in volume.

Both Shevenell and Markus attended the annual Friends of the Hancock Town Library meeting on March 14th. The Trustees acknowledged the continued and invaluable support that this organization provides to the Library. 
The Trustees also noted their appreciation of the many volunteers their efforts for the Library, noting that a formal thank you event will be planned for later this year.

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was made by Shevenell, seconded by Garland. The Trustees all voted in the affirmative and the meeting was adjourned at 1:40pm.

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