November 9 , 2021

Effingham NH Library Board of Trustees Public Meeting

 

In attendance: Grace Fuller, Anne Foley, Sue Regal (alternate), Jennifer Van Cor, Amanda Stevens, Erik Jones, and Pat Piper.


1.     Introduction of attendees, determination of quorum 

Meeting called to order at 4:02 pm.

 

2.     Public comment 

A thank you note is being sent to Lisa Gardner in appreciation for her generous gift to Historic Town Hall.
 

3.     Friends of Library update
No report

 

 4.     Secretary report 

Jen moved to approve public meeting October 12, 2021 minutes as amended. Erik seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Erik moved to approve public meeting October 27, 2021 minutes as amended. Jen seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

5.     Treasurer report

Discussion: Documenting outstanding encumbered monies. An encumbered column will be added in the treasurer report.

 

Jen moved to approve the treasurer’s report. Grace seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Erik moved to accept unanticipated funds of $309.89. Jen seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

6.     Library Director/Chair report 

Discussion:

  • KOHA training – for cataloging.

  • Family Game Night planned for November 19, 2021.

  • Two new email accounts have been created for director and main library:

  • Activities for homeschooling and computer classes are under development.

  • Library’s new furnishing needs list:

    • 2 wingback chairs and end table for main room

    • Wooden interior shutters for downstairs windows

    • Wooden mobile bookcases for children’s room

    • 2 Computer carrels

    • Computer chairs

    • 3 modular couch sections

 

Library will be closed November 11, Veteran’s Day.

 

7.     Old Business 

Discussion: Status of Effingham Exchange email list.

 

8.     New Business 
Discussion: No changes on mask requirements at library.

 

9.  Adjourn 

Erik moved to adjourn BoT meeting at 5:49 pm. Jen seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Next meeting on November 30, 2021 @4:00pm.

November 30, 2021

Effingham NH Library Board of Trustees Special Public Meeting

 

In attendance: Grace Fuller, Anne Foley, Amanda Stevens, Erik Jones, and Pat Piper.


1.  Introduction of attendees, determination of quorum 

Meeting called to order at 4:00pm.

 

2. New Business

Future operating expenses determination ($14,500 total)

Options:

  • Blinds for darkening children’s room (4 windows)

  • 2 - 36” square work tables

  • 2 arm chairs and 20” round table for circulation room

  • 4 Computer carrels

    • 2 nomad carrels

    • 2 connect-a-carrel starter carrels

  • Children’s room

    • Furniture for adults/children

      • Encore lounge seating and tables

    • 2 soft children’s rockers

 

Anne moved to purchase above items. Pat seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

3.  Adjourn 

Erik moved to adjourn BoT meeting at 5:31 pm. Grace seconded. Motion accepted unanimously.

 

Next meeting on December 14, 2021 @4:00pm.