April 1, 2020

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 4-1-20

Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Karen Calabrese, Rose Novak, Bertha Syphers, Ed Capomacchio, Library Director Cailin Rae, and Assistant Librarian Donna Jellen

The meeting was held via Zoom Video Conference.

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

Secretary’s Report

•The January 8 and March 4, 2020 minutes were read and approved.

Old Business

• The Board discussed alternatives to in-person programs and events, and ways that the Library could serve the community during the Covid-19 outbreak.

New Business

• Librarian’s Report: Cailin created a “Little Free Library” on the library’s front porch to provide donated books and other materials to the community.

• Ellen made a motion to allow $500 for Cailin to purchase fun activity packets for Union children during the coronavirus quarantine. Ed seconded the motion, and all were in favor.

• Plant Sale: The library plans to hold its annual Plant Sale fundraiser in June since it takes place outside the building. The duration of 2-3 weeks allows for adequate social distancing.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Ellen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Ed seconded the motion. It passed and the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Rose Novak, Secretary