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 16, 2019

Board Members: Caroline Engvall, Lynn Camara, Melanie Stultz-Backas

Staff: Nancy Wilson

Minutes from the previous meeting accepted by consensus.

Librarian’s Report:

Nancy has submitted a written report. One thing she did forget to mention is that she has registered to go to a Director’s Summit in Montpelier next Wednesday. She looks forward to talking to other library leaders about the future of our libraries and staffing options. She hopes to some back with some good ideas.

We will schedule Dana Hart’s visit once we know that all board members can confirm attendance at the February or March meeting.

Treasurer’s Report:

Accounts look good

The postage and courier budget are combined. Nancy will ask that they be separated out for the next budget report.

Old Business:

Trivia has brought in $16, $52, and $61 for the first three weeks. Jill will read next week and Melanie will close out the month.

During discussion of the EV charging station in Bristol Caroline wonders aloud what persistent issue or shortcoming Nancy identifies at the library. Nancy answers easily: she has always been unable to find people, or one person, who can act as an on call handy person to do small jobs occasionally for us. She will ask Cecil Foster to find out who does maintenance at the lodge—it is a similar era building. Nancy has seen Front Porch Forum posts from Jim Burt offering his services. She has also enlisted Bob Best to help out in the past. She will ask around to see if we can find someone. Caroline mentions that she sees a persistent problem with the parking. Nancy acknowledges that this is an issue but doesn’t think about it much because no solution seems possible.

The board and Nancy have lots of good ideas for the 10 Below Variety Show. It seems like we will be able to easily find enough acts this year.

New Business: No new business.

Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:55

Agenda for the next meeting (Wednesday, November 20, 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. Discussion of future of library
  7. Old Business
  8. New business
  9. Summary
  10. Next meeting date