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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer in Art: Stephanie Reininger

Local Artist Show runs July - August.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Piermont Public Library Presents:

At Canon Brook



BEN KILHAM

“Black Bear Behavior”
“What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition” 
At Piermont Village School
Josie
Piermont Village School

Friday, June 22, 7 PM

Welcome to all. Free.
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Piermont Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of June 5, 2018 (Draft)


Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Polly Marvin, Kristi Medill, Nancy Sandell, Stephanie Gordon and Librarian Margaret Ladd
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by Helga Mueller.
1. Minutes of May 8, 2018 Trustee’s Meeting. Accepted (Motion: Joyce, 2ndNancy)
 2.  Bookkeeper’s Report (Jean Daley): Approved: (Motion: Kristi, 2ndPolly)
  • The Board received the monthly bookkeepers report for May.
  • The town check for June was received, including a $125 adjustment from an underpayment last time, for a total of $8250.
  • Book sale revenue from Memorial Day was $366. It worked well to have it in the fire department facility.
3. Treasurer’s Report (Joyce): Approved: (Motion: Stephanie, 2ndPolly)
  • Joyce presented the treasurer’s report for May.
  • Nancy has a meeting scheduled on Friday with a financial advisor, to discuss investments of library trust funds.
4.  Librarian’s Report
  • Circulation numbers were good in May.
  • The Summer Reading Program begins June 25 and runs through the end of July. 
  • The Ben Kilham “Bears” Program is scheduled for June 22 at the Village School at 7 PM. Helga will get the key. Trustees will meet earlier in the day to set up for the event. Margaret will advertise it in local papers, on WYKR, and in the school newsletter.
5. Policies and Procedures
  • The Board voted to delete the policy called “Cooperation with Other Libraries”, since the information is covered under other policies. (Motion: Stephanie, 2ndJoyce)
  • The Board voted to replace the LUV policy currently in the policy book with an updated version, written by the LUV organization. (Motion: Joyce, 2ndHelga)
6. JuneSundayHours:
June 10 – Kristi, June 17- Joyce, June 25- Helga, July 1-  Nancy
7.  Programs for 2018
  • “Bears” with Ben Kilham is scheduled for June 22 at 7PM at PVS. 
  • “Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains” with Bryant Tolles is scheduled for September 13 at 7PM at the Old Church Building. This is a NH Humanities Program.
8.  Art-in-Library 2018 (as previously listed: no discussion)
  • May and June: Lawrence Forbes
  • July and August: Stephanie Reininger
  • September and October: Shawna Kimball
  • November and December: Stephanie Gordon
9. Old business 
  • Margaret has contacted a contractor regarding updating the light fixtures in the front room. 
  • Three trustees (Joyce, Stephanie, and Helga) attended the burial of Peter Shields’ ashes at the South Lawn Cemetery today.
10. New business: No new business.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM. (Motion: Helga, 2ndPolly)
Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Sandell
Library Board of Trustees

Monday, May 14, 2018

Piermont Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of May 8, 2018 (Draft)


Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Polly Marvin, Kristi Medill, Nancy Sandell, Evie Conroy, Stephanie Gordon and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM by Helga Mueller.

1. Minutes of April 3, 2018 Trustee’s Meeting. Accepted (Motion: Joyce, 2ndNancy)
2. Bookkeeper’s Report (Jean Daley): Approved: (Motion: Helga, 2ndJoyce)
  • The Board received the monthly bookkeepers report for April.
  • There was a question about the amount of the March Draw from the Town. There was a shortfall of $125. The Town couldn’t give us the whole amount until after Town meeting when new amounts were approved.  Joyce will make sure we receive the correct amount in the June Draw, which would include the whole allotted amount of $8125 for June plus the missing $125 from March. 
3. Treasurer’s Report (Joyce): Approved: (Motion: Kristi, 2ndEvie)
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for April.There was lots of activity
  • The new computer was paid for with McCann Funds.
  • Nancy and Joyce will go through library investments together and talk to a financial advisor about them.
  • The auditor sent Joyce a list of what they needed and she has provided them with everything on the list.
4.  Librarian’s Report
  • Circulation numbers were good in April.
  • Margaret has purchased a new laptop, which can also be used as a backup if the main computer goes down.
  • Evergreen was updated. The new PC is working fine with the updated Evergreen. The old PC will be able to be used by patrons.
  • Margaret is purchasing Ladybug Books for younger readers.
  • The Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock,” June 25 – July 31.
  • “The Roads Taken Or Not” with Steve Taylor was held on April 26 at 7PM at the Old Church Building. This is a NH Humanities Program. It was very successful.
  • Ben Kilham “Bears” Program will be June 22 at PVS, if possible. Helga will contact the school to see if it is available.
5. Policies and Procedures
  • Second Reading: “By-laws for Board of Trustees”, Adopted after second reading (Motion: Joyce, 2ndKristi).
  • The Appendices and the Library Mission Statement will be reviewed next if needed. The LUV policy may also need review. 

6. MaySundayHours:
May 6 – Jim, May 13 – Kristi, May 20 – Nancy, May 27 – Helga, June 3 - Stephanie
7.  Programs for 2018
  • “Bears” with Ben Kilham is scheduled for June 22 at 7PM at PVS or Old Church Building.
  • “Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains” with Bryant Tolles is scheduled for September 13 at 7PM at the Old Church Building. This is a NH Humanities Program.
8.  Art-in-Library
  • May and June: Lawrence Forbes
  • July and August: Stephanie Reininger
  • September and October: Shawna Kimball
  • November and December: Stephanie Gordon
  • January and February: Helen Elder
9. Old business 
  • Maintenance problems: The handicap ramp is in poor condition and needs replacing. Helga has brought this to the attention of the Selectmen. 
  • Helga talked to Terry Robie. Mr. Robie fixed the flashing and hopes there will be no further leaks. He is still working on fixing the handicap ramp.
  • Now that the roof is not leaking, the Board will return to considering updating the light fixtures. There are still lights in the main room that need replacing. We will take care of replacing the lights in the main room with LEDs before we replace the lights in the children’s room. (Motion: Joyce, 2ndHelga)
10. New business
  • The annual Library Book Sale will be held on Memorial Day, May 28, from 10AM – 1PM. The book sale will be in the Fire Station. Volunteers will set up at 9AM. Extra 8’ tables are in the storage area next to the library.
  • Mary Shields contacted Joyce. She plans to bury some of her husband Peter’s ashes in Arnold & Marian Shield’s family plot on Tuesday, June 5 at 10AM at the South lawn cemetery on Rte. 10. She wanted people to know if they would like to attend. 
The meeting was adjourned at 7:59 PM. (Motion: Evie, 2ndPolly)
Respectfully submitted,
Stephanie Gordon 
Secretary, Library Board of Trustee

Monday, May 7, 2018

ART by Lawrence Forbes-Wolfe

Local scenes from the Upper Valley in oils

Lawrence Forbes-Wolfe is an artist and craftsman based in Piermont, NH. He grew up in rural Iowa near the mighty Mississippi River and was fascinated with arts and crafts at an early age.

Mon.-Thurs. 3-7
Sun. 1-3

LawrenceForbesWolfe.com
lawrencefw@gmail.com




Lawrence attended college in South Carolina and Texas and formalized his art studies at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, California, focusing there on advertising design and illustration.


Monday, April 30, 2018

> Ladybug Award
The 2018 nominees for the Ladybug Picture Book Award are:
  • After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) by Dan Santat
  • Bunny's Book Club by Annie Silvestro and Tatjana Mai-Wyss 
  • Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros and Brianne Farley 
  • Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari and Patrice Barton 
  • Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall 
  • Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima 
  • Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical world of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville
  • La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya and Juana Martinez-Neal 
  • The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin 
  • A Small Thing…But Big by Tony Johnston and Hadley Hooper
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