April 11, 2018
Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting
Meeting Minutes Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Present: Ellen Silbermann, Ed Capomacchio, Gillian Zieger, Cailin Rae, and Bertha Syphers
Meeting called to order: 7:10p.m.
Minutes: February meeting will be approved at the May 16, 2018 meeting. Secretary Rose Novak was unable to attend the meeting.
Old Business: A. Summer Reading Program: Discussion on kick off of the Summer Reading Program on June 8, 2018 in the afternoon after Field Day at Union School. An interactive activity for the students to spark interest in reading. The following programs are possibilities: 1. CT Science Museum – Science in Motion Traveling Programs 2. Dinosaurs Rock, NY – Fossils and/or geology 3. Mad Science • Looking into obtaining book donations to give to students from "Michael's" again this year.
B. Maintenance: • Furnace repaired in January • Light on front walkway replaced • Roof leak repaired • New shelving unit installed to replace a broken unit, giving more shelving space C. Community Program: Looking into having a self defense seminar with Quest Martial Arts, Putnam, CT. Program for adults and teens possibly in August before start of school. Details to follow.
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New Business: ~ Town of Union - Department Head Meeting-April 9th - Report review • Free seminar on April 25th at Putnam High School – 5:30-8:30pm - "How to Run Legal and Effective Public Meeting"
Treasurer Report: • Key Bank account reimbursed account fees charged in the amount of $156.00. This account will be closed by the end of April and moved to Savings Institute. • C-Car reimbursement of $55.00.
Librarian Report: • C-Car is coming every other week instead of weekly. • Research done for upcoming Summer Reading Program
Memorial Donations: • Meeting guest Chip Robertson would like to have a bench or a desk with popular literary quotes made to be put in children’s area downstairs in honor of Kathy Robertson. Next Meeting: May 16, 2018
Adjourned: 8:20 p.m.