Ossipee Public Library Trustees’ Meeting
August 13th, 2019
Meeting called to order at 12:53pm
Present: Jack Fogarty, Maria Moulton, Brad Harriman, Denise Castle, Patricia Pustell, Alison Hayford
Brad Harriman presented the options for the meeting room entry walkway where the stairs were removed. We looked at the area together and discussed options. Patricia moved that we make the area next to the Meeting Room doors a sloped area with plantings and not include a wall. JF seconded. Motion passed.
Next meeting: Tuesday, September 10th at 12:45pm
Secretary’s Report: A correction was made for clarity (adding the word ‘for’ before teenagers). Minutes accepted as corrected. (PP, JF)
Treasurer’s Report: Accepted (PP, DC)
Director’s Report: Accepted (PP, DC)
We discussed buying Adirondack chairs for the library lawn. We will discuss this further at our next meeting. Maria will ask the friends about purchasing the picnic table at their next meeting (Sept 17th, 2pm).
Patricia moved that every year, when the employee of the year celebration occurs, that the library may be closed so the staff can attend. Jack seconded. Motion passed.
Carpet: Denise suggested we go with the quote from National Library Relocations for the moving for the carpet project. Maria will get one more carpeting quote.
Therapy Dogs: Patricia will speak to other libraries about their dog polices.
Summer Reading: Alison suggested doing a separate reading program for 4th-12th graders offering a few raffle prizes geared to them and offering tickets for visiting the library as well as for completing books.
Budget: We will begin looking at next years’ budget at our next meeting. We will plan on having the selectmen put forth a warrant article for the carpet.
Maria will invite Donna Gridley to our next meeting.
Maria asked us about our policy for giving library cards to people experiencing homelessness. We confirmed that it is important that people have a physical address in order to receive a library card, but we’re grateful that she offers folks books from the book cellar.
Trustees’ Meeting Patricia moved to adjourn at 2:26pm. AH seconded. passed.