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Monday, October 15, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Piermont Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of October 2, 2018 (Draft)


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

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by Helga Mueller.

1.     Minutes of September 4, 2018 Trustee’s Meeting.  Accepted as corrected (Motion: Joyce, 2ndKristi)
2. Bookkeeper’s Report (Jean Daley): Approved: (Motion: Nancy, 2ndJoyce)
  • The Board received the monthly bookkeeper’s report for September. The balance is currently good.
  • The Town Draw was received in September for this quarter.
3. Treasurer’s Report (Joyce): Approved: (Motion: Nancy, 2ndKristi)
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for September.
  • Joyce and Kristi reported the results of their conference with Irina Biley CFP at Fidelity. They took the paper certificates from the Library safe deposit box with them to turn in and combine with another account. We now have just one Fidelity account. The Wells Fargo account has been closed and the Library received a check for the amount that had been in that account. The Board needs to decide how to reinvest the former Wells Fargo funds. The Fidelity representative suggested several funds that might suit the Library’s needs. The recommended funds are not volatile. The advisor recommended that we keep the Vanguard account but change it to a fund that will grow more quickly.
  • Joyce will move the former Wells Fargo funds into the Fidelity Balanced Fund. (Motion: Stephanie, 2ndJoyce) 
4.  Librarian’s Report
  • Circulation numbers were very good in September. Audio books are very popular. 
  • Art by Shawna Kimball is up. Shawna has cards for sale, which have been selling fast.
  • Lights in the main room and the children’s room were replaced with LEDs by Eastman Electric. The new lights are bright and consistent.
  • “Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains” with Bryant Tolles was held on September 13 at 7PM at the Old Church Building and was well-attended. This was a NH Humanities Program.
  • The Town would like the Library Budget Proposal in a timely manner (which we always provide!). We need to think about scheduling our November meeting. The next library board meeting will be on the 13thof November because November 6 is Election Day. Creating the 2019 Proposed Budget will be the only item on the Agenda in November.
5. Policies and Procedures
  • Appendices will be the next policies the board will consider.

6. October/NovemberSundayHours:
October 7 - Kristi
October 14 - Joyce
October 21 – Nancy
October 28 – Kristi
November 4 – Stephanie
November 11 - Jim
*The next Piermont Library Trustees Meeting will be on November 13 and will be dedicated to developing the 2019 BUDGET

7.  Programs for 2019
  • Suggestions were made for new programs. A program on gardening or heirloom seeds might be good for spring. Nancy will look into it. The Extension might have something to offer. A musical program is a possibility. Larry Coffin or Linda Bronson might be local people who could give a program. Joe Medlicott will see if Jere Daniell will talk about the founding of Dartmouth. Mary Holland was also suggested as a presenter. 
8.  Art-in-Library
  • September and October: Shawna Kimball
  • November and December: Stephanie Gordon
  • January and February: Helen Elder
  • March and April: David Wescott
  • May and June: Lesley Butman
  • July and August: Judith Lerner, possibly
10. Old business 
  • Maintenance problems: The lights have been replaced and the new ones are a big improvement! Terry Robie is still working on replacing the handicapped ramp. He will draw up plans to show to the Board.
11. New business
  • Writing a petition asking for the improvement of the condition of library building and other town buildings was discussed. A warrant article could be written to use money from the town building maintenance fund to maintain the town buildings. The Board needs to have the petition written by January. Volunteer labor to fix up town buildings was also discussed. Perhaps Piermonters could volunteer to help scrape, paint, etc. the town buildings. Could the Friends Of Piermont be involved?
The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 PM. (Motion: Joyce, 2ndNancy)
Respectfully submitted,
Stephanie Gordon 

Secretary, Library Board of Trustee

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Crossroad Farm 
Bold, Bright Watercolors 
Artist:  Shauna Kimball

September - October Exhibit

During her years as a Guidance Counselor, Shauna began to explore painting with watercolors as a means of relaxing and unwinding.

It was at a recently five-day workshop conducted by Rose Edin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., where Shauna shared her interest in and love of using vibrant, bold watercolors.  

Come and enjoy the striking watercolors throughout the fall.
Four Corners Farm Blooms
Lake Fairlee
Card - Blooming

Card -  Summer Serene

Strawberry Picking Pierson Farm
Card - Blooms Bursting 

West Newbury Church



Snow Scene

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of September 4, 2018 (Draft)
Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Polly Marvin, Nancy Sandell, Kristi Medill, Evie Conroy, Stephanie Gordon and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The meeting was called to order at 7:11 PM by Helga Mueller.

1.   Minutes of August 7, 2018 Trustee’s Meeting.Accepted (Motion: Nancy, 2ndJoyce)
2. Bookkeeper’s Report (Jean Daley): Approved: (Motion: Nancy, 2ndJoyce)
  • The Board received the monthly bookkeeper’s report for August. The checkbook balance is low but the library will receive a Town Draw this month. Some appropriate expenses will be reimbursed from library investments.
4. Treasurer’s Report (Joyce): Approved: (Motion: Nancy, 2ndEvie)
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for August.There was a correction to the report under disbursements. The Evergreen expense was inadvertently combined with the cost of ice cream for the summer reading program participants. Some interest was received from the Fidelity account.
  • The Board discussed the library investments and if the library should hire a financial advisor. The Board voted to allow Joyce to make an appointment to have an informational meeting with Fidelity before our next board meeting. Kristi will accompany her. They will report back to the board next month. (Motion: Joyce, 2ndEvie)
  • Joyce called Fidelity about combining the Library’s two Fidelity accounts. Joyce plans to take the paper certificates to the Nashua office to accomplish this.
5.  Librarian’s Report
  • Circulation numbers were good in August. 
  • The new art display by Shawna Kimball is up.
  • Stephanie Reininger donated a beautiful watercolor painting of cows at a local farm to the Library.
6. Policies and Procedures
  • Display Area Guidelines Policy: Adopted after 2nd reading (Motion: Polly, 2ndEvie) 
  • Art Gallery Guidelines Policy: Adopted after 2nd reading (Motion: Polly, 2ndKristi) 
  • Art Gallery Contract: Adopted as amended after 2nd reading (Motion: Polly, 2ndHelga).
7. SeptemberSundayHours:
September 9 - Helga
September 16 - Jim
September 23 – Evie
September 30 – Nancy
October 7 - Kristi
8.  Programs for 2018
  •  “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. Refreshments for Grand Hotel Resort Program will be provided by Board members.
9.  Art-in-Library
  • September and October: Shawna Kimball
  • November and December: Stephanie Gordon
  • January and February: Helen Elder
  • March and April: David Wescott
  • May and June: Lesley Butman
  • July and August: Judith Lerner, possibly
10. Old business 
  • Maintenance problems: Terry Robie is still working on fixing the handicapped ramp.
  • Lights in the main room will be replaced with LEDs. Then the lights in the children’s room will be replaced with LEDs at a later date. (Motion: Joyce, 2ndHelga)
11. New business
  • The Library building condition was discussed. The building is in terrible condition. The Board discussed what can be done to improve the exterior of the Library Building? The Board discussed putting a petitioned article in the next town warrant. 
  • The Library received correspondence concerning the estate of Arnold Shields because the Library received the Shields’ books that had been in the house after Arnold’s passing. This requires no action on the part of the Library Board.
  • Trustee Orientation Workshop is in Lancaster.
  • NH Municipal Association  is offering a workshop on November 14 for Trustees in Manchester.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM. (Motion: Evie, 2ndPolly)
Respectfully submitted,
Stephanie Gordon 
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Secretary, Library Board of Trustee

Monday, August 20, 2018

NH Humanities 

The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains—Architecture & History.
Bryant Tolles



Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. 

Thursday, September 13, 7 PM 
Old Church Building, 131 Route 10
Piermont, NH  03779
 (603) 272 4967

Free. Join us for the program and “Grand” refreshments.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summer Reading Program .....


wraps up with ice cream cones.

Come to claim your Ice cream certificate for Four Corners Store.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer in Art: Stephanie Reininger

Local Artist Show runs July - August.
Art Card

Art Card