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Monday, October 7, 2019

PPL Trustee Meeting, October 8, 2019
Minutes of October 8, 2019
Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Polly Marvin, Joyce Tompkins, Karla Strickland, Nancy Sandell, and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The board meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM by Chairman Helga Mueller 
1. Minutes
·         Minutes of Sept. 3 meeting approved as written (Motion Joyce/ 2nd Polly)
2. Bookkeepers Report: Liz Bayne
  • The August bookkeeping data has been updated
  • The item in “unbudgeted”  in July was for alarms, and should be moved to “furniture and equipment.” Also, the $175 in “unbudgeted” in Sept. was for the new sink, which should also be moved to “furniture and equipment.” Joyce will let Liz know.
  •  Bookkeeper’s report for Sept. was approved (Motion Karla/ 2nd Joyce)
3. Treasurer’s Report: (Joyce Tompkins)
  • The Treasurer’s Report for September was accepted (Motion Polly, 2nd Karla)        
4.  Librarian’s Report
  • Margaret presented circulation figures for Sept. Numbers look good. School children are using the library again after summer break.
  • Margaret purchased a new color printer 
  • The new sink has been installed in the bathroom
  • The new State Inter Library Loan system is finally online
  • Joyce was able to remove the stain on the carpet in the children’s room
5. Policies and Procedures Updates   Stay tuned
7. October Sunday Hours:
Oct 13 – Margaret
Oct 20 - Helga
Oct 27 - Nancy
Nov 3 - Stephanie
7. New Programs:
·       Music in My Pockets, Oct 11 at the Community Building, 7 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
8. At in the Library
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
2020
  • Jan/Feb: Historic Painters of Piermont
  • Mar/Apr: Kris Lehmann
  • May/June: Betsy Eaton
  • July/Aug: Karla Strickland
  • Sept/Oct: Mardi McGregor
  • Nov/Dec: Joyce Tompkins
9. Old business 
  • Thank you to Joyce Tompkins for the solar lights at the south end of the library porch
10. New business
  • The November 5 meeting will focus on budget preparation. We will try to keep other business to a minimum.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM. (Motion: Polly, 2nd Karla)

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Sandell, Library Board of Trustees

Monday, September 23, 2019

NH Humanities Program

MUSIC EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Music in My Pocket: Family Fun and Folk Music

Singing games, accessible “pocket instruments” like spoons and dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs and songs kids teach each other in the playground — all “traditional” in that they have been passed down the generations by word of mouth — will be seen, heard and learned in this program led by Jeff Warner. 



OLD CHURCH BUILDING
Fri. October 11, 2019
7 PM



FREE

Everyone Welcome

Monday, September 9, 2019

PPL NEWS FLASH!!!


The library has a new facelift...
The lower facade has been power washed, scrapped, sanded, primed and painted.  It looks dazzling.  Drop by but wear your sunglasses.

Many thanks to Nancy Sandell (Trustee) and Peter Labounty for 80+ hours of hard work.


Solar caps on railing
Donated by Joyce Tompkins





Piermont Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of September 3, 2019

Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Polly Marvin, Joyce Tompkins, Karla Strickland, Kristi Medill, Nancy Sandell, and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The board meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Chairman Helga Mueller 
·       The meeting began with a brief discussion about correspondence from lawyer Quinn Colgan, which was a copy of a letter sent to Terry Knowles, asking for assistance with the cy pres matter.
·       Also, the Board expressed appreciation to Nancy Sandell and Peter Labounty for their work on painting the library front porch and book boxes.
1. Bookkeepers Report: Liz Bayne
  • The bookkeeper’s report for August was approved (Motion: Kristi, 2ndKarla). The report is not completely up to date, but an updated version will be provided at the next meeting.
  • The item in “unbudgeted” was for alarms, and should be moved to “furniture and equipment”
  • Jean Daley shelf: The Board agreed that the librarian should feel free to spend all money budgeted for books, including donation money given in memory of Jean Daley which the Board already designated at an earlier meeting should be spent on books. Also, it was requested that Margaret keep a running total of the books purchased for the Jean Daley shelf. 
3. Treasurer’s Report: (Joyce Tompkins)
  • The Treasurer’s Report for August was accepted (Motion Karla, 2ndPolly) 
  • The town draw was received in September.
4. Librarian’s Report
  • Margaret presented circulation figures for August
  • The staff of the Piermont Public Library gave a thank you card and gift certificate to Nancy Sandell and Peter Labounty in appreciation for their work on the front of the library. 
  • A new sink for the bathroom is on order
  • Margaret noted there are a number of new-to-PVS students who are now library patrons, including a large kindergarten class
  • Discussion about stain on carpet in children’s room. Joyce will try cleaning it with her carpet cleaning machine.
5. Policies and Procedures Updates
·       Stay tuned
7. SeptemberSundayHours:
            Sept 8 – Kristi; Sept 15 – Nancy; Sept 22 – Jim; Sept 29 – Helga; Oct 6 – Joyce     
7. New Programs:
·       Music in My Pockets, Oct 11 at the school, 7 PM. 
8. Art in the Library
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
2020
  • Jan/Feb: Historic Painters of Piermont
  • Mar/Apr: Kris Lehmann
  • May/June: Betsy Eaton
  • July/Aug: Karla Strickland
  • Sept/Oct: Mardi McGregor
  • Nov/Dec: Joyce Tompkins

  • The Board expressed its great appreciation to Polly Marvin for arranging the art exhibits
9. Old business 
  • Front of building has been painted thanks to Nancy and Peter
10. New business
  • New bench for front porch: Discussion. We will revisit this in the spring.
11. Minutes of Aug 6, 2019, Trustee’s Meeting. Approved (Motion: Karla, 2ndJoyce)
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM. (Motion: Polly, 2ndKristi)
Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Sandell, Library Board of Trustees

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Minutes PPL 9.3.19
Piermont Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of August 6, 2019 (Draft)
Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Nancy Sandell, Polly Marvin, Kristi Medill, Karla Strickland and Stephanie Gordon 
The board meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by Helga Mueller 

1. Minutes of July 2, 2019, Trustee’s Meeting (Approved: Motion: Nancy, 2ndJoyce)
2. Bookkeepers Report: Liz Bayne
  • The bookkeeper’s report for July was presented to the Board. Nancy wondered what the $146.28 listed in the “unbudgeted” line was spent on. Joyce will check with Liz and let the Board know. Nancy also wondered about the procedure for purchasing memorial books for the Jean Daley Bookshelf. Joyce will clarify that with Liz and Margaret. (Accepted: Motion Kristi, 2ndKarla)
3. Treasurer’s Report: (Joyce Tompkins)
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for July. She corrected some discrepancies from previous months. The balance is healthy. The Evergreen fee has increased. The lawyer has been paid for work to date. (Accepted: Motion Helga, 2ndNancy) 
  • Lawyer Quinn Colgan sent a copy of the Draft Petition for Cy Pres to the Board for review and discussion. The Board members read over the draft, discussed it and made suggestions for changes. Stephanie will type up the revisions and send them to the Board. When the Board approves, she will contact Mr. Colgan with the changes.    
4. Librarian’s Report: (Margaret Ladd)
  • There was no librarian’s report this month.
  • Joyce purchased the ice cream certificates to go to Summer Reading Program participants.
  • The Board approved the replacement of the sink pulling away from the wall with a pedestal sink.
5. Policies and Procedures Updates   More to come 
7. AugustSundayHours:
            August 11 - Stephanie
August 18 - Helga
August 25 - Kristi
September 1 - Joyce              
7. New Programs:
·       Music in My Pockets, on Oct 11, at the school, will be presented by Jeff Warner.
·       Other possible programs are an extension program or a local presentation by Larry Coffin
8. Art in the Library
  • July/August: Judith Lerner
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel photos
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
9. Old business 
  • Nancy gave an update on improvements to the Library. Nancy talked about repainting the building. It is too big and complicated a project for volunteers. Nancy and Peter have power washed the front of the building and are starting to scrape and sand. The bulletin board will be painted and Nancy and Peter have purchased the necessary items to refurbish the book drop box. A representative from the Grafton County Prisoner Work Program will come to see if the Library would be a good project for prisoners to paint. The work couldn’t be done until next year. Nancy and Peter will be scraping on Friday and Saturday morning from 9 to noon or so. Helpers are appreciated. 
10. New business
  • There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM. (Motion: Kristi, 2ndPolly
Respectfully submitted,
Stephanie Gordon 

Secretary, Library Board of Trustees