Board Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm here at the library. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lawrence Memorial Board of Trustees

Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2018



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


Staff:  Nancy Wilson


Minutes from the previous meeting accepted unanimously.


Librarian’s Report:

Marita has submitted a written report. She has been very busy doing wonderful events and programs.


Jim and Diana have offered to do a play based on the letters of Abigail and John Adams on June 9th and 10th as a fundraiser for the library. The board enthusiastically supports this.


We will bring our largest DVD fine holders down to $20.00 so they must pay before borrowing more DVDs. The rest of the people with overdue fines will have their fines forgiven. Fines will be capped at $20 going forward.


Nancy has a 12 year circulation report which shows a slow, steady decline. But the library is used for so much more than taking things in and out. It is still busy with people coming, staying, and doing diverse and interesting things.


Treasurer’s Report:

The operating budget is slightly overspent


Mary will follow up to get the MOU signed so that the VCF can accept donations for us.


Addison County Probate Court has accepted the probate report.


Caroline moves to open a savings account at the National Bank of Middlebury for the libraries endowment distributions from the Vermont Community Foundation. Jill seconded. Passed unanimously.


Old Business:

Anne will follow up with Valerie Capels about the trash can which has not yet been moved. She will also ask that the front steps be painted this year.


Caroline will do trivia on May 1st and 22nd. Ann will read on the 8th and 15th. Jill will read on May 29th. Nancy will have questions done ahead of time.

Jill will follow up with Jennifer Meyers, town clerk, about the board terms which were incorrect in the town report.


New Business:

We need some soil for the preschool garden behind the library. Mary will get some. A young man is volunteering the clean up behind the library so the bed should be ready before she brings the soil.


Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:30


Agenda for the next meeting (May 16 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