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.
Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
1. The meeting was called
to order at 6:30PM.
Present: Jen Dechen, Herb
Jamison, Anna Boarini, Sara Druen, Ralph
Jacobs, Margie Reurink, Amy Howlett (director), Barbara Ball (minutes)
2. Organization of
Elect chair: Anna Boarini
Elect vice-chair: Margie
Set meeting schedule: Our
regular meeting schedule of 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
works for all.
Motion passed that Anna will be the chair and Margie the
vice-chair. (Margie motion, Jen second.)
Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda
Review and approve minutes from the February meeting
from the February meeting were reviewed and approved as written. (Barbara
motioned, Sara second.)
be there with his puzzles.
no luck contacting Winterview Farm.
Jaime Townshend is in Switzerland but would be interested in doing something
with us in the future.
and Tech Center will both be there.
Copper Fox can't be here. They're on vacation.
Hartness House is closed on Wednesdays.
emailed the Sub-Way and will stop there on the way home tonight to see if
they'll donate food.
River – no response.
The Co-op will donate some sort of food.
needs something in writing to donate. Amy will do a blank letter for any who
need it. Also Amy can email out a flyer for Feed Your Passion that can also be
used in approaching would-be donors.
Porter will be here with her yo-yo!
Ball will demonstrate spinning.
Society – no response yet.
– Mary Beth Adler will present on fur animals.
Stetner confirmed for the Black River Action Team.
Erin Rounds will be here.
spoke with John Swanson who may present on Springfield and the Civil War. He
should be in the Flinn Room.
Hammond will talk about our local volcano: Mt Ascutney.
will contact Richard CoFrancesco re his contacts.
confirmed Dark Mountain games and Flying Crow Coffee. Amy said Clever Cow
Designs will be here if she can.
volunteered to do the library map of the event. (Who will be where with what
will contact Village Pizza.
confirmed Zinny and her bearded dragon.
May is coming (Amy will confirm).
confirmed that Cheryl Wylie, lead animal caregiver at VINE, will do a vegan
food info table.
Sara will contact the movie theater. Would they like to do
Anna confirmed Blake Wyman, local youtuber with 6,000
followers. He can talk about mobile gaming. He may bring his bunny.
Discussion that the library should promote this on
Instagram, etc., since he is a famous online presence. He probably could be
positioned on the2nd floor
since he will be a draw!
Please send Amy short write-ups if needed on different
Should a rafflebe
part of this? Amy will ask staff if they have things to raffle. Vine could
donate 2 books written by Patrice (who's local) and a t-shirt.
Jenn will contact Cuppity Cakes!
Discussion on having someone at the entrance: “Welcome.
This is Feed Your Passion. What's your passion?”
Or instead have a board and encourage people to write their
passion on a sticky note and stick it to the board.
If it's a nice day, the welcome table could be just outside
Board members should send Jen requests for
upstairs/downstairs for your confirmed presenters.
Discussion that we probably have enough confirmed
presenters so we don't have to contact any additional ones (or recontact ones we
haven't yet heard from) except for the food providers.
5. Amy shared the director's report.
Margie will write a blurb for the Vermont Journal on the 3rd
and 4th grade book group and will email it to Michelle.
Sara mentioned that she has a foldable movie screen made
from fabric that easily fits into a drawer but then hangs up. This type of
thing could be a solution for the Flynn room movie showings. Sara will let Amy
know the brand name, etc.
Anna agreed to be on the committee to interview director
candidates instead ofBarbara since her
schedule is more flexible.
Discussion on having devices such as x-boxes, etc., that
could be checked out from the library.
Amy suggested this discussion should be tabled for the new
Maybe Friends in the future would buy the library a lending
collection of odd devices.
6. FOSTL Report
Next meeting Wednesday, April 3rdth, 6:30pm at
the First Congregational Church. Then the Speckers' fiddle concert! All should
join the Friends! Also volunteering at their book sales is always appreciated.
7. Anniversary Celebration/
More info coming!
8. Next meeting date: Tuesday, April 16th, 6:30pm.
9. Motion to adjourn. (Sara motioned, second Herb) 7:40pm.