November 11 2015 Minutes

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 11-11-15

Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Rose-Marie Pellerin, Michele Sienna, Jen Morgis, Rose

Novak, Library Director Cailin Rae, and Assistant Librarian Donna Jellen

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.

Old Business

• The minutes from the 9-30-15 meeting were read. Rose-Marie Pellerin motioned to

accept the minutes as read. Jen Morgis seconded and the minutes were accepted.

• The Halloween Party took place on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m to 12 noon. Eighteen people

attended. Several 6th and 7th graders helped with crafts and reading stories for the

younger children. The party was a success.

New Business

• Board members welcomed new Library Director Cailin Rae.

• The board scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday December 7.

• Regular meetings will be held monthly beginning in January 2016. The board will meet

on the following dates in 2016: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, Aug. 3,

Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

• Future community programs will be discussed and the library's maintenance list will be

reviewed at a subsequent meeting.

• The board passed a motion to purchase a $50.00 Barnes and Noble get-well gift card for

fellow board member Jacqueline Capomacchio.

Treasurer's Report

• The board discussed the 2016 budget and the library grants.

Librarians' Report

• Cailin Rae has successfully completed her Bibliomation training. Jessica Woolford from

Bibliomation visited the library on Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 to conduct the training.

• Cailin Rae has nearly completed the State Grant Report and will submit the report by

Nov. 13.

• Kathy Robertson finished the C-Car State of CT Grant Report on Oct. 5 before she


• The C-Car report for October showed that circulation numbers were slightly down from


• Cailin Rae and Donna Jellen will make decisions regarding this year's Winter Read

Program that begins in December 2015 and ends in February 2016. The board will

choose this year's prize.

• Donna Jellen presented quotes for new plastic library cards. The board reviewed

potential vendors. More information is needed before the board will make a choice.

• Specific plans for ordering new library tote bags will be discussed at a future meeting.

Rose-Marie Pellerin motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Michele Sienna seconded.

The motion passed and the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Rose Novak, Secretary