Tuesday, August 14
Call to order 12:35pm
Present: Judy Perry, Alison Hayford, Maria Moulton
Next meeting: Monday, September 10th 12:30
We did not have a quorum so discussed agenda items, but could not vote.
We reviewed the Director’s Report. Maria noted that she met with Steve and there is not room to put a changing table in the bathroom. Alison asked Maria to check with Steve McConarty on whether it would be possible to put a changing table in one bathroom and make the other the handicap accessible and both unisex.
We discussed the leave time and agreed that it made sense to change to a “leave time” policy and added a line that two full time staff can’t take more than one day off at the same time.
With a few members on extended leave, Maria has a few people in mind to call to be an alternate on this board.
Misty Ryder will be at our next meeting and we discussed how we might promote the things we offer to our community as a “community center”.
Maria mentioned coordinating efforts to put on programs with the recreation department and is working on bringing yoga to the library.
We discussed how to make the space more inviting for people to “hang out” at the library and perhaps offering coffee.
We discussed having “welcome bags” for new residents and Maria will share the idea with the “Friends”. She will also talk to Peter Waugh about giving out a bookmark with information about the library to parents who deliver babies at Memorial Hospital.
We looked at the write up Maria is working on for the master plan and discussed creating a survey to gather information from our patrons about what they use and enjoy about the library and what they would like to see in the future. We discussed reporting the use of the library in people using computers, making copies, and attending programs as well as materials circulated.
Alison suggested the library purchase a small laminator for patrons to use for a fee.
Please think about what questions you would want to add to a survey and goals and recommendations.
Meeting ended at 2:42pm