Board Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm here at the library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lawrence Memorial Board of Trustees

Meeting Minutes

October 17, 2018



Board Members:  Caroline Engvall, , Lynn Camara, Jill Mackler, Ann Wallace


Staff:  Nancy Wilson


Minutes from the previous meeting accepted unanimously.


Librarian’s Report:

Board members review the website page-by-page. They have many suggestions for making the site more usable and lots of praise for the hard work Paulita has put into it. Jill will spend some time tightening up the text on some of the pages and will email the changes to Nancy or Paulita. Nancy will go over all of the suggested changes with Paulita.


Mark Bouvier has volunteered to take some pictures for the library website. He was in today and has been busy but will come in as soon as he can.


Treasurer’s Report:

The budget looks good.


Nancy had to write a check for carpet cleaning but realized that the building account is a savings account. Mary will go to the National Bank of Middlebury and see about changing it to a checking account. In the meantime Nancy transferred money from the building account to the grants account and wrote the check from there. She will ask the bookkeeper to straighten that out.


Old Business:

The steps are painted and the railing reinstalled.


Fundraising: Anne spoke to a friends group member at the Jones library who said that they ended the Books for Beds program when the coordinator left, not necessarily because they were no longer making money. Anne will continue to investigate the feasibility of us doing a similar program. No hurry, no pressure, just gathering information. If we do end up doing it one of the board members will have to be the coordinator.


Jill cannot read trivia questions on November 6th, Caroline will read on the 6th and the 13th, Ann will read on the 20th and 27th. Nancy will have questions ready.



Caroline has booked Holley Hall for the Ten Below Variety Show. Nancy will post on Front Porch Forum that we are looking for acts.


Nancy will also post on Front Porch Forum a couple of times in the next two weeks about the changes to our hours.


The November meeting will be on the 28th. In December we will meet on the 19th at 6:00 at the Bobcat.



New Business:

No new business


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 8:20


Agenda for the next meeting (Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30)


  1. Review agenda
  2. Visitor’s business
  3. Review of and acceptance of meeting minutes
  4. Librarian’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report—budget and investments
  6. Old Business
  7. New business
  8. Summary
  9. Next meeting date