September 10 2014 Minutes

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 9-10-14

Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Jacqueline Capomacchio, Lauri Voter, Rose-Marie

Pellerin, Michele Sienna, Rose Novak, Librarian Kathleen Robertson, and Assistant Librarian

Mary Patulak

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m.

Old Business

• The board discussed alarm service options.

New Business

• Mary Patulak's letter of resignation and retirement was accepted. The board discussed

options for replacement. A Special Meeting of the Executive Board will be held October

23 to further review the Assistant Librarian position.

• Treasurer's Report: $23 has been sent back to the Town unused from the FY 13-14

Budget.

• Librarian's Report:

-Kathy has initiated a trial program that divides the Young Adult Book Club into a girls'

club that will continue to meet on Mondays, and a boys' club, which will meet on select

Fridays at the School Library during lunch.

-The Union School students will begin coming to the Library from the School on Oct. 20.

-The Summer Reading Program has been a success with a repeat 100% participation

rate from the Union School. Adding together the Union School students, 4 Union

students who are either Home Schooled or attend an alternative school, 6 High School

Students and 13 Adults = 102 participants for a total of 187,548 pages.

-The 2014 Plant Sale raised $474.53.

-Old Home Day 2014 raised $83.50.

-The Halloween Party will be October 29th.

-Adult Programs: The board discussed possible dates and locations for Elder Care and

the Law, Internet Safety and Self-Defense.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Rose Novak, Secretary