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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







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