June 13, 2018

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 6-13-18
 Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Rose Novak, Gillian Zieger, Bertha Syphers, and Library Director Cailin Rae
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. 
 
Secretary’s Report • The February 14, 2018 meeting minutes were read. Ellen Silbermann made a motion to approve the minutes; Gillian Zieger seconded the motion, and the motion passed. • The April 11, 2018 meeting minutes were read. Gillian Zieger made a motion to approve the minutes; Bertha Syphers seconded the motion, and the motion passed. • The May 16, 2018 meeting minutes were read. Gillian Zieger made a motion to approve the minutes; Bertha Syphers seconded the motion, and the motion passed.
 Old Business • Hoopla: Cailin reviewed the Hoopla online service offerings. Ellen Silbermann made a motion for the library to sign up for a one-year trial of the service. Gillian Zieger seconded the motion and it passed.  • The Summer Reading Program kickoff was a success. Bertha Syphers suggested writing an article about the event for the Courant Community newspaper.  • Rain Barrel and Rain Garden Project: The board has discussed partnering with the Union School. The Eastern CT Conservation Dept. will provide the necessary materials. • Community Programs: The board discussed scheduling the Self Defense Workshop for January or February 2019. • Plant Sale: Rock Meadow Farm and Select Seeds have generously donated a variety of plants.
 New Business • Prospective new board member Karen Calabrese attended the meeting.  • Plans for Old Home Day were discussed.
 Treasurer’s Report • Cailin Rae reported on Bibliomation expenses.
 Librarians’ Report • The next Story Time will have a Father’s Day theme. 
 
 
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 p.m. 
 
Ellen Silbermann made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m. Bertha Syphers seconded the motion. It passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Rose Novak, Secretary