Notices, agendas, and minutes of the Springfield Town Library are posted here in accordance with Vermont's Open Meeting Law. Meetings are open to the public. Every session includes time for public comment. The Trustees meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, on the second floor of the Springfield Town Library, at 43 Main Street in Springfield, Vermont.

For more information, call the Library at (802)885-3108 or e-mail

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Director’s Report to Trustees      Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Updates on the Library
·         Staffing changes: resignations, new hire Sue Morin
·         Staff list
·         Adult Services Coordinator, new opening May 8
·         Ad and job description (for information)
·         Capital Budget plans: slate roof, children’s ceiling, masonry
·         Lighting plans still under consideration
·         Staff professional development:  Michelle, 2 days of VELI STEM
·         Vermont Library Conference, May 18, Killington—all staff attending

·         Membership forms for anyone not in FOSTL
·         microfilm reader, computer, hub
·         blinds in children’s room
·         Book sale publicity in lobby, Facebook, online
Programs at the Springfield Town Library
·         AARP tax filings up 41% at the Library
·         Volunteer Appreciation day, 20 attended including Tom Yennerell
·         May11: VT PBS The Opiate Effect with panel discussion to follow
·         May 17: 3rd annual Feed Your Passion, 5 – 7pm, presenters everywhere
·         May 22-24: family story residence at Riverside MS with Natalie Kinsey Warnock, sponsored by the Ro Ratti fund, part of Brown Girl Dreaming (BGD)
·         Tentative: May 24: Moonlight Davis, Riverside and STL, Ro Ratti fund, BGD
·         May 31: BGD movie connection, 13th with VINE
·         Tentative: June 1: BGD town celebration of teen artists, VAULT/STL or Great Hall

·         June 8: Backyard Composting, 20+ registered

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

1. The meeting was called to order at 6:32PM.
Present: Josephine Hingston, Richard Cofrancesco, Sandra Richardson, Matthew Pincus, Amy Howlett (director), Herb Jamison, Sarah Druen, Barbara Ball (taking minutes).

Absent: Judith Edwards, who emailed her intention to resign.

2.   Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda
Letter from Judith Edwards announcing her resignation. Barbara Ball is willing to finish out Judy's term. Barbara said she will continue taking minutes for the meetings, without charge. Josie will write a letter to the Selectboard regarding Barbara’s appointment once Judith’s letter of resignation comes.

3.   Public comments

4.   Review and approve minutes from the May meeting
Minutes from May were reviewed and approved as written. (Sandy moved, Sarah second.)

5.   FOSTL liaison report
FOSTL is moving forward with the book sale for July 14th and 15th. All are encouraged to bring clean, used books to donate. FOSTL has set some book sorting dates, starting in mid-May. They continue to keep fundraising on their agenda, with the decision to end the holiday raffle. They haven't yet decided what will replace it. Amy will tell Warren that trustees would like to help sort books. We can set a date in June to do this.

6.   Director’s report
Amy relayed information on the 2 resignations.
Sue Ellen Morin is a new hire. She will work additional hours through the summer. Michelle Stinson and Amy will cover programming until someone is hired for that position. The board discussed library staff and their roles; they requested staff wear nametags routinely.

7.   Feed Your Passion planning
Exhibitors are encouraged to set up at 4 or 4:30. 3pm is the earliest. Board members should arrive by 4pm.
Discussion that food should be centrally located on the first floor to reduce trash and mess.
Garbage cans – Amy and Josie will bring in extra garbage cans.
Amy will remove the sale books and the Keurig for the event.
Trustees need to get cups, plates, toothpicks and punch.
We will see if Dollar General and/or Family Dollar would donate paper plates, cups, etc. Sarah will check on Family Dollar for a donation. Sandy will contact Dollar General. Sandy will email trustees regarding what needs to be purchased.
Changes to the Map:
BRAT is listed twice. 16 should be BRAT.17 can be the Art Gym (Mona Frye.)
Spinning should move to 15.Three exhibitors/restaurants were missed on the original map: Riverside Restaurant, Sub-Way, and Art Gym.Wendi Germain - correct name spelling. All food should move to the first floor. Garbage cans will be located by the front door, at the beginning of the stacks on the first floor, and maybe by the bathrooms. Sausages should move to table 11 with Calvin Coolidge.
Amy will scan and send around the final Feed Your Passion map. All trustees will make sure their contacts are on the map.

8. FY2017 Trustee Expenditures Discussion
The trustees have $750 in their budget. Some has been spent on the clerk. The remainder should be spent by the end of the fiscal year. The board agreed to use funds for program supplies for Feed Your Passion and for the Library t-shirts worn only at library functions. Josie moved that trustee funds should cover the costs associated with Feed Your Passion including paper supplies, beverages and t-shirts. Sarah seconded the motion which passed.

9.   Executive session if needed  N/A

10.  Next meeting date and adjournment
Matthew moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:03pm. Sarah seconded the motion which passed.
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 13th, 6:30PM.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6:30 pm at the Library


1.   Call to order

2.   Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda

3.   Public comments

4.   Review and approve minutes from the April meeting

5.   FOSTL liaison report

6.   Director’s report

7.   Feed Your Passion planning

8.    Discuss FY2017 trustee expenditures (temp pay, training, copy, postage)

9.   Executive session if needed

10.  Next meeting date and adjournment

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1. The meeting was called to order at 6:32PM.
Present: Josephine Hingston, Richard Cofrancesco, Matthew Pincus, Judith Edwards(via phone), Sandra Richardson, Amy Howlett (director), Herb Jamison, Sarah Druen, Barbara Ball (taking minutes).

2.   Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda: none.

3.   Public comments: none.

4.   Review and approve minutes from the March meeting
Judy would like a revision of the Feed Your Passion discussion. It inaccurately said she had written 2 books. She has written 15. A motion was made to change the number of history books that she has written to 15. With this change, minutes are approved. (Judy motioned, Sarah seconded.)

5.   FOSTL liaison report
Amy and Sarah reported that the FOSTL annual meeting was a big success with over 50 people in attendance.

6.   Director’s report
The town of Springfield is experiencing a temporary spending freeze, with essential purchases only.

Group reviewed “Guidelines for Library Behavior.” Trustees wondered about the prohibition on
  • Groups of no more than 3 people, considering informal study groups, mothers and their children. Amy said if the point is unruly or noisy behavior, staff address that issue.
  • No Eating or Drinking except in designated areas: this policy is not enforced. Discussion of foods in the library and allergies, especially peanut allergies. Youth services is careful not to offer any peanuts.
  • Proper Attire: too vague. Can this be more accurately stated?
  • No Unsupervised Young Children : Amy will report on the age for unattended children.

Follow-up and General Guidelines Discussion
Amy will look at other library behavior guidelines for suggestions. Trustees are encouraged to research and review. We should keep the format, beginning with positive purposes. Should a revision depart from passive voice? Schedule further discussion at a later board meeting.

Discussion on the use of a collection agency. The process is that, once a book is overdue, the patron receives an email. This would be followed up in months 2 and 3 with written letters. After month 3, the debt would be turned over to a collection agency and a fee of $10 is applied to the patron's record. Discussion that staff at the front desk are able to override all charges, however they are asked not to override the $10 fee.

Discussion on the complicated issue of not wanting to wreck someone's credit score balanced with the library having a responsibility to the tax payers who are financing library material purchases.

The group asked Amy to report at the June meeting on the economic impact of the agency, of writing off losses and on overall referrals and success rate.

7.   Policy review: collection development: postponed until the June meeting.

8.   Feed Your Passion planning
Matt – doesn't have time to contact 56 Main St and Sub-Way. Sarah will take this over. Matt will get the advertisement onto SAPA TV.

will contact 56 Main and Sub-Way.
- The Garden Club is confirmed. By May, they'll have a new president, but Deanna will be here presenting. She'll bring info and applications.
- The movie theater said that it was contractually impossible for them to do anything. They're only allowed to play certain movies at certain times.
- Christian Craig will be here with the Smoothie Bike. He's requested a different location in the library from last year.
- Sarah has been calling back and forth with Mona Frye, but they haven't connected yet. It seems hopeful that she'll do something. A question was raised on if she could she do something on the sidewalk out front if the weather is nice?
- Zinny will bring her dragon.
- Kirsten didn't think Eva would like to do cakes.
- Herb, Josie and Sarah contacted Black River Produce and the Hartness House. Black River Produce will donate delicious sausages!
Hartness House will cook them!
WCFR – Sarah has outreached to the director with no response yet.

– Wendi Germain is excited to participate.
- Sandy tried to contact Clever Cow Designs but hasn't heard back. She will try to contact them again tomorrow.
- Has been trying to connect with Riverside Restaurant. She's going there for breakfast this week and hopes to connect then.

– Dark Mountain Games will be here.
- She hasn't heard back yet from the Steampunk Festival folks.
- Trout River can't be here. No alcohol per the town manager. Although maybe the owner, Kelen Beardsley, could come and just talk about brewing?
- Hasn't talked to Shanghai Gardens yet because the owner went to Taiwan, however hopes to connect with her soon.
- Josie re-wrote the press release and will email it to Amy.

– Hasn't had luck reaching the scuba diver yet.
- He's working on contacting Eliot Thompson re the film.
- Diane will present on the History of Calvin Coolidge.
- Dennis Rydjeski and the Sierra Club will be here.
- Still needs to contact 371 but is hopeful they will do one large party pizza, cut into smaller pieces.
- Rich got no response from John Sinclair. It seems he's not interested in presenting again.

- Steve Matush feels the band will be there. (Although Barbara Matush thought there might be a conflict?)
- Amy will write to Rick Hunter to see if Stellafane can be here.
- The knitting group is excited to be here and to do something with the kids as well.

– Sherri's and the Co-op are happy to donate.
- Judy still needs to contact the Heritage Wildlife Festival and Herrick's Cove presenters.

Additional Follow-up/Comments:
Matt mentioned that he got an email that the library is doing Stop Motion next Friday. Could we have them come to Feed Your Passion? Amy will check with SAPA TV.

The Police Department will need to be contacted at least 10 days in advance to put the event on their light board.

Was there info sent to parents last year? Could we get Feed Your Passion onto the schools' announcements? Michelle would be a good contact for that.

9.   Executive session if needed: none.

10.  Next meeting date and adjournment
Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm. (Sandy motioned, Sarah seconded.)
Next meeting: Tuesday, May 9th, 6:30PM.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Director’s Report to the Trustees   April 11, 2017

FOSTL (Friends of TSL) Annual Meeting 4/5 with Tina and Willis Wood, very crowded success
New microfilm machine and computer with wireless printing, large monitor
Positive feedback; plan to feature with genealogy program

Tax season with AARP ended today
Number of returns jumped from 197 last year to 281; good feelings all around
Trend is away from paper forms from Vermont and IRS to online filing
Impact on Mondays and Thursdays

Building and capital construction with June 30 in sight
Boiler/AC issues with new equipment; HB final steps
Elevator contract issues playing out
Estimates from qualified contractors for children’s library ceiling; masonry above door; slate roof work; mounting for flat screen TV; still waiting on lighting estimates
Process with capital budget; update on regular town budget

National Library Week events scheduled, April 9 - 15
WCAX “Across the Fence” 4/10 or Facebook or
Old Tech exhibit up 4/11
Sticky note bulletin board in lobby
Claudine Langille, Gypsy Reel, 4/12 at 6:30pm, Celtic Music and Tales
Grafton Nature Museum, Discovery Time, 4/12 4pm
Snapshot Day, Wednesday 4/12—two staffers documenting what happens here

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, progress
Great feedback on the book
Programs building slowly—poetry with Dan Heller
Distribution at the CoOp a good move

Review of Guidelines for Library Behavior, 2013
Review of No Trespass orders
Keeping the Library a safe and comfortable place for everyone
Patron complaint about fines and recovery procedure
Review of what happens when complaints are made

Staff issues
Interviews for new substitute/desk/shelver position 10 hours/week
New volunteer working 6 hours/week
Attendance at Vermont Library Conference May 18, Library closed
(Library cleaning probably May 18)
Anticipating more circulation this summer, juggling schedules
Build a Better World, summer reading program for children

Adult programming undetermined

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Collection Development Policy, 2014

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The Springfield Town Library Board of Trustees declares as a matter of policy that the materials comprising the Library collections are its primary resource in providing library and information services to meet the needs of the community. 

The Board of Trustees strongly supports the principles of intellectual freedom and the right to read.   It accepts and adheres to the "Library Bill of Rights" and the Freedom to Read and Freedom to View Statements, adopted by the American Library Association, which are made a part of this document (see Appendix F).


As the largest public library in the immediate area, Springfield Town Library recognizes its obligation to provide as broad and diverse a collection as possible, including current, classic and noteworthy materials in a variety of print and non-print formats and various reading levels to meet the needs of the entire community.  In as far as practicable, the Library will attempt to provide a balanced collection presenting a broad spectrum of opinions and viewpoints.

Particular attention will be given to providing accurate, up-to-date information resources and popular materials for all ages in appropriate print and non-print formats.  Sufficient copies of  titles in high demand will be provided.

Overall, the collection will be aimed at a general, lay audience and will not normally include textbooks or highly technical, academic or specialized materials.  While the Library does not attempt to develop a comprehensive research collection, every effort will be made to develop as complete a collection as possible of materials pertaining to the Springfield area, books written by local authors, vital records, genealogies of local families and Vermontiana.

The Library is an active participant in the Vermont Inter-Library Loan network and utilizes the resources available in other libraries to supply materials beyond the scope of its own collection.  The Library also makes its resources available to other libraries through the Inter-Library Loan network.  Borrowing libraries are responsible for the safe return of all materials loaned to them.


Materials selection is and shall be vested in the Library Director by reason of professional education, training and expertise, judgement, and knowledge of the community.  The Library Director may assign other staff to select materials in their area of expertise, although final responsibility for materials selection remains with the Library Director.


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Library materials shall be selected to further the Library's overall purpose as stated in Article I of this Policy Manual and to fulfill the goals and objectives of its Plan of Service. 

Materials will be selected and retained in the collection based on the following criteria:

Literary, recreation, information or education value
Authority, accuracy and effectiveness of presentation
Anticipated demand
Significance and timeliness of subject matter
Significance, reputation and popularity of author/producer/publisher
Diversity of viewpoint
Local author, setting or significance

Each work should be appraised as a creative whole, with consideration given to the overall purpose of the entire work.

It is the responsibility of parents, or legal guardians, to determine what Library materials their children, and only their own children, may read or otherwise use.  The selection of materials will not be restricted by the possibility that some young people might obtain materials that their parents may consider inappropriate for their own children.  Likewise, no materials will be excluded on the basis of race, religion, gender or nationality or because of the political, social or personal views of the author or producer.

The Library subscribes to current selection tools to assist in the selection process.  Materials are selected using various sources, including professional review journals, standard library catalogs, publishers' catalogs and Vermont Dept. of Libraries material review sessions.  Older materials and those not reviewed in the professional journals may be selected from other sources to fill specific needs in the collection.  Patron requests for specific titles and/or subject areas will be given thorough consideration and will be met either through purchase, lease or Inter-Library Loan as best meets the collection development needs of the Library.


The Library is pleased to accept donations of books and other materials, as well as memorial gifts, when offered on an unrestricted basis.  Gifts offered with restrictions are subject to the approval of the Library Director and Board of Trustees.  All gifts are accepted with the understanding that only those materials which meet the selection criteria and the needs of the collection will be retained.  Those not added to the collection will be disposed of at the discretion of the Library Director. 


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Recognizing that a small public library best serves the community by providing a collection of materials which is actively used, the Board of Trustees supports the concept of regular weeding of all library materials.

Items which are unused because of inaccuracy, lack of interest or physical deterioration will be removed from the collection under the supervision of the Library Director who may assign other staff to select materials to be withdrawn from their area of expertise.  The same criteria used in selecting materials will be used in removing or replacing materials from the collection.   Items withdrawn from the collection will be disposed of at the discretion of the Library Director.


 The Library does not promote any particular beliefs or viewpoints, and the presence of an item in the collection is not an endorsement of its contents.  Rather, the Library presents high-quality, authoritative materials representing a diversity of opinions and points of views in a balanced collection for examination by the public.

The Library is not responsible for enforcing parental choice in using Library materials.  It is the responsibility of parents or legal guardians to determine and enforce which Library materials their children, and only their own children, may read or otherwise use.

Despite the care taken to select materials appropriate for use by the community, the Library is aware that one or more persons may object to the selection of a specific item or materials on a given subject.  All objections and complaints will be treated with courtesy, respect and promptness.

 In the event a patron wishes to protest the inclusion of a particular item in the collection, (s)he may submit a written "Request for Reconsideration of a Work" to the Library Director on the form attached as Appendix G.  The Library Director will review the complaint, inspect the material, check reviews and determine if it conforms to the Collection Development Policy of the Library.  The Director will respond in writing to the request, explaining why the item was purchased and the options available to the patron.  Material subject to complaint will remain in use pending final action.  An additional copy may be purchased and placed on the open Reference shelf for in-Library use only to accommodate public review.  The patron requesting reconsideration of the material may request a review by the Board of Trustees. 

Materials found to meet the established selection criteria, serving the purposes of the Library and fulfilling an existing need or interest will not be removed from the collection because of pressure by an individual or group expressing disapproval.  As a final appeal, a patron may request the Board of Trustees to reconsider and revise this Collection Development Policy.  


Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:30 pm at the Library


1.   Call to order

2.   Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda

3.   Public comments

4.   Review and approve minutes from the March meeting

5.   FOSTL liaison report

6.   Director’s report

7.   Policy review: collection development

8.   Feed Your Passion planning

9.   Executive session if needed

10.  Next meeting date and adjournment

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1. With no chair or vice chair present, Amy Howlett called the meeting to order at 6:32PM.
Present: Josephine Hingston, Richard Cofrancesco, Judith Edwards, Sandra Richardson, Amy Howlett (director), Herb Jamison, Sara Druen, Barbara Ball (taking minutes).

Absent: Matthew Pincus  

1. Organizational Meeting
After a general discussion of Board roles and responsibilities, Amy called for nominations for Chair.
Sandy nominated Josie for Chair. Herb seconded. Vote passed unanimously.
Josie nominated Sandy for vice-chair. Second by Sandy. Passed unanimously.
Board agreed that FOSTL Liaison will continue as a revolving appointment. (Different board members volunteer to attend different FOSTL meetings.)
Board agreed that meetings will continue to take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.
Board agreed to continue using Robert's Rules for small boards. It has worked well for us.
Board evaluation – Discussion re the Trustee Evaluate Yourself form. Josie has this and some other forms that have been used in the past. These include questions for board members such as basic knowledge regarding the library. The evaluation is usually done annually.

Policy Review
Amy brought the 2014 Springfield Town Library collection development policy and “Citizen's Request for Reconsideration of a Work” form to the meeting and briefed board members on the collection development policy.
Discussion on what would happen if there was a challenge to an item in the collection. Amy brought samples of books that have been challenged in different libraries. If there is ever a challenge here, library staff have been trained to call Amy or Michelle. They will sit down in private and try to help the challenger understand that any parent is in charge of what their child reads. In a sense, all library resources are “PG”. However, the library will not tell any parent that children everywhere cannot read a book.
If a challenge is ever brought, this board would be the jury. The board's job would be to read the collection development policy, retrieve and read reviews of the book, look at the citizen's request, and consider the book under these guidelines. If the challenger persists, they will be asked to fill out the “Request for Reconsideration” form.
Board members read and discussed the Library Bill of Rights, specifically mentioned in the collection development policy.

Discussion that parents have access to their child's library card and what the child has checked out until they turn 16. This is Vermont law. When a child turns 16, what they read is their business.

Board members are asked to review the collection development policy and the “Request for Reconsideration” form before the next meeting and take note of any suggested changes.
At the April meeting, the board can revise these documents if needed, give the documents a current date, and thus they will be revised.
Amy will bring other policies to the board in the future for review.
Next time, she'd like to have the board review the Computer Use and Viewing policies.
Brief discussion on this policy. The problem is that if someone walks through the vestibule and looks to the left, they can see the computer screens. Amy's pointed out that the Board sets the policy, and staff carry it out. Ideally, individuals would have privacy when they look at the Internet. Staff are discussing checking out laptops for use around the library. Using study carrels and screen protectors was also mentioned; screen protectors were tried and users disliked them.
Discussion that computer users have to scroll through a long warning about the dangers of public wifi and check “yes” before they can use library wifi. Amy will bring the text of this warning to the next meeting.
The library is talking about buying inexpensive thumb drives so computer users can save their work.
Discussion that library computers have DeepFreeze installed so that after each use they are “wiped clean” of any personal data or viruses.

2.   Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda

3.   Public comments

4.   Review and approve minutes from the February meeting
February's minutes were reviewed and approved as written. (Sandy moved. Richard seconded.)

Trustee Website.
Board members were reminded to check out the trustee page on the Springfield Library website and give suggestions for changes.
Board was asked if they would like to have a group email address on the library website so patrons can write to them. Judy voiced being against a group email. Board meetings are warned. People know how to find the Board. Board agreed to keep things as they are for now. Board members prefer a listing without emails or phone numbers.
Amy will propose some language and can put up a paragraph for the website on when meetings are held and how to get in touch with trustees. The public can call or email the Library.
Updates from the last meeting: The American flag has been replaced.
Amy will post a Facebook call for Feed Your Passion performers from Springfield.

5.   FOSTL liaison report 
FOST’s March meeting was the final one before their annual meeting, Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm. FOSTL proposed a generous budget for the library, which will be included in the Annual Meeting packet. All are welcome at the FOSTL Annual Meeting. FOSTL is a private nonprofit not covered by the open meeting law. Josie asked if the FOSTL liaison next month could maybe drum up support from them for Feed your Passion. For instance, perhaps FOSTL could contribute food.

6.   Director’s report
If you have any items or issues for the agenda, let Amy or Josie know.
Discussion on building repairs such as boiler, children's room ceiling, and lighting project. If any board member wants to volunteer to help with building issues, please let Amy know.
All Springfield Town Employees get a free library card. The library charges nonresidents $50. Teachers have a special card so are exempt from $50.

Michelle Stinson has completed her first 6 months as youth services librarian.
Amy invited board members to meet the staff.

Discussion of who (or what organization/company) might be willing to donate a defibrillator to the library. Email Amy if you have thoughts.

Amy is working on the FOSTL 501C3 status. Springfield Attorney Chris Callahan has agreed to represent the library. Amy will send an email to Tom McMurdo at the Vermont Department of Libraries to have trustees' emails added to the VT trustee listserv.

The new microfilm reader and computer arrived and staff are learning how to use it. FOSTL purchased this equipment. The new set up will print wirelessly to printers at the front desk. Users can save work on a thumb drive, send scans, email attached files. We anticipate FOSTL selling the old microfilm readers on E-Bay.

7.   Feed Your Passion planning
Feed Your Passion is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th from 5-7pm.
Discussion re sending Save the Date reminders to potential presenters.
Last year there were about 19 presenters positioned throughout the library so attendees could get a taste of everything. There's food and music.

Potential Feed Your Passion Presenters:
Judy would like to do a “How Young People Learn About History” presentation. She has 2 history books and has story boards for display.

Amy will send Steve Matush a save the date for the band.

Richard will contact:
- Dennis Rydjeski with the VT Sierra Club. He'll set up a booth. Also Eliot Thompson was going to present on film making last year. Maybe he'll present this year?
- A scuba diver he met who has done a lot of work in the Connecticut River.

Sara will contact:
- Christian re the smoothie bicycle
- Deeana Dexter of the Garden Club.
- WCFR. Will the radio station do something? Also, Amy wondered if they might want to do a teen event at some point, etc.
- Mona Frye at the Art Gym.
- Kirsten to see if she'll check with the movie theater regarding doing a book-related movie after Feed Your Passion.

Josie will contact:
- Kevin at Dark Mountain Games.
- Eva re cake decorating.
- Gabe. Is he a bartender? Or does he know a bartender who might be willing to serve if the library does serve beer/wine at the event?
- Robin from Steampunk

Judy will contact:
- Someone re the Heritage Wildlife Festival and Herrick's Cove presenters.
- Sherri's to let them know we'll have the board meeting there next month, 4/11 at 6:30PM.

Amy will contact:
- Rick Hunter at Stellafane.
- Yarning for a Cause. Maybe they could do something for kids as well as adults?

Could a Trout River tasting be part of the festival? Amy needs to ask the Selectboard about this.

Sandy will contact:
- Wendi Germain re Zentangle.
- Kathy or Conrad at Clever Cow Designs to see if they could do trustee t-shirts.

Richard will contact:
- John Sinclair re Choose a Dentist.

Other thoughts mentioned for Feed Your Passion:
- Anime Club from the high school?
- Tai Chi? Yoga?

Restaurants Who Can Hopefully Donate Food, Etc.
A discussion that hopefully the restaurants can bring the donations to the library, but if not, we can probably figure out a way to pick things up. We should encourage finger foods since there will be a large number of FYP attendees. 
Restaurants should all be contacted within the next 10 days.

Discussion that the next Board meeting will be  at Sherri's on 4/11.  6:30. Amy will check with Tom to make sure this is okay.

Restaurants to be contacted and who will do the contacting:
Co-op - Judy
371 - Rich
Hartness House - Sara
Shanghai Garden - Josie
56 Main – Matt
Sherri's Place  - Judy
Perkins Deli - Matt
Riverside Restaurant- Sandy
Black River Produce - Herb
Sub-Way - Matt
Josie will let Matt know what he has been volunteered for.

Friends brought some food last year. Hopefully will this year as well.
Trustees can bring crackers, cheese, punch, cups.
Attendees should be encouraged to bring their own plates/cups!

A discussion that t-shirts would be nice to identify board members. Clever Cow Designs is a new T-shirt store located underneath Dark Mountain Games. Maybe they'd be willing to donate some work.  Sandy will contact Kathy or Conrad at Clever Cow Designs.
We are looking for generic Trustee shirts. Amy showed trustees the 2 STL logos. Ideally, shirts would be printed on the back. Trustees can then wear nametags on the front.

8.   Executive session if needed

9.  Next meeting date and adjournment
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 11th at 6:30PM at Sherri's Restaurant (to support one of our Feed Your Passion donors) as long as Amy gets the okay for this.

Meeting adjourned at 8:32PM Motion by Sara. Second Judy.