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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trustee minutes, June 12, 2018

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Attending: Sara Allen Druen, Herb Jamison, Amy Howlett, Margie Reurink, Richard Cofrancesco, Jen Dechen, Matthew Pincus. Absent: Barbara Ball.
1.      Herb called the meeting to order at 6:30PM. Margie offered to take minutes.

2.    Additions/subtractions to the Agenda: none
3.    Public comments: No one present for public comment.
4.    Minutes of May 8 meeting: approved by Board of Trustees. 

5.    Library policy regarding weapons: the board began discussing policy regarding weapons within the library. Amy cited research showing the library isn’t one of the locations allowed to limit guns. Board talked about keeping the library both safe and comfortable to patrons. Matthew Pincus moved to strike the weapon rule from the behavior policy. Sara seconded the motion. The motion passed. The board will continue to review this policy.

6.    Strategic Plan Review: Amy continues to work on the plan. She passed out the Norwich Strategic Plan as an example. Amy hopes to have something together for the next meeting. Jen volunteered to help with the writing.

7.    FOSTL report: Amy gave many updates on the upholstery solution for the bath tub, AED mounted in the lobby, Book sale on for Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th.

8.    Director’s report (attached) included Promise Community Grant Review- Family room construction almost complete and the children’s room is coming together as well. Children and people are responding well to the carpet, paint, etc. and the library seems to be doing well in regard to people using it. Some overages due to construction that will need to come out of the budget.  Some new staff has been hired. New programs starting up: new book group and Grafton Nature Museum for the summer, Tuesdays at 2PM. Amy will present a financial report next month.
9.    Next meeting: August 14th at 6:30.
Matt moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 after the trustees walked through the family room and the children’s room. Sara seconded the motion.