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.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Director’s Report to FOSTL Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Updates on Library Staff
·         Good applicants for Adult Services Coordinator; decision by fall
·         Vermont Library Conference, May 18, Killington— visits to 3 libraries
·         Playaway tablet technology as empowering device; and raffle won!
·         Board development: Diversity Summit, NELA, Wednesday, July 26, Hadley MA
· to register; attend with Amy?
·         “Libraries are for everyone; serving the needs of our most vulnerable community members” Loida Garcia-Febo, President-elect American Library Association
·         “Creating a culture of change: LACL builds equity from the ground up”
·         NELA Annual Conference, October 22 – 24, Burlington VT,  RECHARGE 2017

·         Promise Community Grant for services to birth to 6 and parents is due; Library key site for partnering with other local services like Edgar May, SAPCC
·         “Trauma informed design” and furniture and private meeting space, possible
·         Staff rolling out nametag initiative
·         Capital Budget plans: slate roof, children’s ceiling

·         May11: VT PBS The Opiate Effect with panel discussion to follow
·         May 17: 3rd annual Feed Your Passion, 5 – 7pm, presenters everywhere
·         May 31: BGD movie connection, 13th with VINE; good turnout. More films?
·         Brown Girl Dreaming comes to an end; Great Hall party June 5
·         Backyard Composting, Thursday, June 8,  5:30 pm. 49 attended
·         Rain Gardens with Jan Lambert, in planning. Other topics?
·         Providing Health Care for All. Ted Cody, film & discussion. Thursday, June 15, 5 pm
·         Summer passport to Vermont Libraries, self-directed visits around the state
·         Adult SRP, July 5 – August 19. Weekly raffle (VAULT and CoOp), end of summer raffle (movie date); speakers Rebecca Polk, a Peace Corps volunteer, travel for a purpose, community heroes
·         Children’s SRP, same dates, Common, Police & Fire & school bus; lunch site to 8/25
·         Paul Ippolito and other performers, Summer Encore Theater
·         Building a Better World/ Community; architecture, spirit, community strengths

Trustee Update
·         Waiting for select board re: Barbara Ball appointment

·         Meeting June 7; next meeting July 5
·         Focus now completely on book sale July 14 – 15
·         Apron purchase, nodding to trustee tshirts

·         Sorting schedule: Mondays, 9 – 12 noon, Wednesdays, 4 - 7