Prior to the beginning of the meeting a Chinese potluck dinner was held honoring Tom Headís years of service to the Trustees, especially in arranging the Boardman Concerts.† Nancy Head also attended.†
The meeting was called to order at by Chairman, Don Holden.† Also attending were Kathy Brundage, David Hallenbeck, Tom Head, Robin Julian, Dick Martini, Helen Rowe and Library Director, Amy Lapointe.†
The minutes of the meeting were approved as read.
LIBRARY DIRECTORíS REPORT:
∑ Monthly statistics were presented.† (See attached)† Questions were raised concerning the ATL Common Borrower numbers.† Amy will check on these.
The large print books seem to be receiving more requests.† The purchasing process is being changed and a
small collection continues to go to
∑ GMILCS:† A retreat is being planned which will be a full day retreat.† This occurs every 2-3 years.† The horizon automation system will need updating in the next 1-2 years.†
∑ Buildings and Grounds:† A heat loss occurred due to a blown part in the air handler.† DPW has repainted the Johnson Meeting Room.† Roof leaks occurred and the DPW shoveled the roof finding several small holes which will be fixed.† The Library closed early on Feb. 14 due to the snowstorm.
∑ Programs:† There will be a variety of activities for children over the February vacation.† Upcoming adult programs include a wedding planner primer, The Last of the Donkey Pilgrims and Irish & American Music and Dance.
∑ Friends of the Library:† Tote bags are now available for $12.00.† Gifts of beanbag chairs and an area rug to be used for storytimes were made.† Additional wooden bins for picture books have been ordered.† Plans are moving ahead for the Big Read Program in the fall.
∑ Budget/Trustee elections:† Amy reminded us all to be advocates of the Town Budget since our budget is included in it.† The voters guide and Amherst General Quarterly will be out in time for the election.
∑ 2010 Celebration:† There is a meeting on March 8.† The Library will be involved in the celebration.
∑ New Library Cards:† Since the supply of existing cards is nearly gone Amy is looking into new cards which will feature Dick Fischerís 4th of July painting.† The new cards will also have a key attachment card.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at .
Helen D. Rowe, Secretary
The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 26 at † (Please noteóthis is the 4th Monday of the month instead of the third.)