August 8, 2018

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes 8-8-18
 

Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Rose Novak, Bertha Syphers, Ed Capomacchio, Library Director Cailin Rae, and Assistant Librarian Donna Jellen
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. 
 
Secretary’s Report

• The October 11, 2017 meeting minutes were read. Bertha Syphers made a motion to approve the minutes; Ed Capomacchio seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

• The June 13, 2018 meeting minutes were read. Ellen Silbermann made a motion to approve the minutes; Bertha Syphers seconded the motion, and the motion passed.
 

Old Business

• Plant Sale: The Plant Sale generated $320 for the library. The board is grateful for the generous donations of plants from Rock Meadow Farm and Select Seeds.  

• Hoopla: Cailin Rae reported that Hoopla is in the process of being set up. She will create an information sheet for Old Home Day (OHD) to publicize the new service. 

• The board voted unanimously for Karen Calabrese as a new BOD member pending appointment by the Selectman.

• Summer Reading Program: Cailin Rae reported that more participants signed up on paper than online. She plans to make sign-up information available during OHD.
 New Business

• Community Programs: The board discussed the possibility of holding this year’s Winter Read early to coincide with the school’s winter vacation. 

• Old Home Day: The board made plans for food and beverages, the book sale, and craft activities.

• The Town made significant visible improvements to the library’s grounds including extensive landscaping, building a new split rail fence, and painting new parking lot lines.  
 Treasurer’s Report

• Cailin Rae reported that the library met budget spending goals for the last fiscal year.
 

Librarians’ Report

• The air conditioner was repaired.

• The library is officially CIPA compliant.

 The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. 
 
Bertha Syphers made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:16 p.m. Ed Capomacchio seconded the motion. It passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:16 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Rose Novak, Secretary