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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Trustee Minutes, January 22, 2019

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

1. The meeting was called to order at 6:30PM.
Present: Jen Dechen, Herb Jamison, Richard CoFrancesco, Sara Druen, Amy Howlett (director),Barbara Ball (minutes), Ralph Jacobs (running for trustee) and Anna Boarini (running for trustee.)

Absent: Margie Reurink, Matthew Pincus

2. Additions/ subtractions to the Agenda

3.   Public comments

4.   Review and approve minutes from the December meeting
Minutes from the December meeting were reviewed and approved as written. (Richard motioned, Jen second.)

5. The library is looking at replacing the water fountain; FOSTL has offered to purchase a replacement with a water bottle filler.

6. Filling Board vacancies: We have 3 individuals running for the 3 trustee slots: Ralph Jacobs, Anna Boarini and Barbara Ball.

7. Amy shared her director's report.

8. FOSTL Report
Discussion that the library generally doesn't take book donations for the FOSTL sale until May due to lack of storage space.

9. Time Capsule/Anniversary Celebration/Memory Wall
Amy is meeting with the Art Gym tomorrow to discuss the memory wall. A suggestion of maybe doing a memory tapestry instead of a wall? Amy will mention this during the meeting.

10. Feed Your Passion
This will take place on Wednesday, April 24th 5-7PM.
Brief discussion of what Feed Your Passion is and whom to invite.
The group would like Annette Spaulding (the Connecticut River diver) invited back. She was amazing! Richard will see if she can do this.
Stringfield Springers. Sara will contact Steve Matush to see if they're available.
 Barbara mentioned the Chester Brass Quintet.
Richard will try to get more pizza.
Sara will ask if Nick (Copper Fox) will donate food.
Spinning with a sheep?

Everyone should come to the next meeting with 3 ideas of possible presenters.

Meeting concluded at 7:05PM. (Richard motion, Jen second.)

12. Motion to adjourn. (Richard motioned, second Sara) 7:10pm.