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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ALERT!  Sponsored by the Piermont Library and the Piermont Historical Society...

Do you have your car gassed up?
Come cruise with Michael Bruno, finding New Hampshire's historical markers.

A talk and presentation will take you on this adventure:

Thursday, June 27
7-8 PM
Old Church Building, 130 Route 10
Piermont, NH 03779

(603) 272 4967

All welcome.  Free.
Trustee Meeting Minutes (Draft), June 4
Minutes of June 4, 2019
Present: Trustees Helga Mueller, Joyce Tompkins, Karla Strickland, Kristi Medill, Nancy Sandell, and Librarian Margaret Ladd

The board meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Helga Mueller 
1.   Minutes of May 7, 2019, Trustee’s Meeting. Approved (Motion: Nancy, 2ndJoyce)
2. Bookkeepers Report: Liz Bayne
  • The bookkeeper’s report for May was approved (Motion: Kristi, 2ndJoyce) 
3. Treasurer’s Report, April and May: (Joyce) 
  • Joyce gave the monthly treasurer’s report for April and May (Both Accepted: Motion Nancy, 2ndKristi) 
  • No news yet from lawyer Quinn Colgan.
  • Book Sale brought in $400.   
4. Librarian’s Reports, March
  • Circulation figures look good.
  • Summer reading: This year’s program will run from June 11 to July 31.
  • Lights in children’s room are not working. Margaret has contacted an electrician.
  • Helga will talk to the Chairman of the Historical Society about paying for a newspaper ad for the upcoming Michael Bruno program.
5. Policies and Procedures Updates:  Stay tuned
7. June: SundayHours:
            June 9 Joyce; June 16 - Helga; June 23 - Kristi ; June 30- Nancy; July 7 -  Jim                
7. New Programs:
  • Cruising New Hampshire’s History – A Guide to NH Roadside History Markers: Michael Bruno: Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 7 PM
  • Music in My Pockets, Oct 11 at the school
8. Art in the Library
  • May/June: Lesley Butman
  • July/August: Judith Lerner
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
9. Old business 
  • Selectmen have indicated work on building upkeep will begin this spring and are willing to have volunteers help.
10. New business
  • The Selectmen have asked for access to the library, in case of emergency. The Board has no objection. A suggestion was made that the Selectmen enter through the door that connects the Library to the Town Clerk’s Office, and that they be given the alarm access code.
  • Disposal of Books: Kristi has already started disposing of the books left over from the book sale.
  • The Board agreed to upgrade the front porch of the Library by  purchasing a new bench, bulletin board, and book drop; funds will come from “donations.”  (Motion: Joyce, 2ndHelga). Nancy will do some research on potential purchases and bring them to the Board. 
The Jean Daley Memorial Book Program was approved. Memorial funds that have been given to the library in the memory of Jean Daley will be used to purchase new fiction 

Agenda, June 4
1.      Minutes of the May 7, 2019 meeting of the Board 
2.      Bookkeeper’s Report
a.    Monthly Report for May
b.     Any other business
3.    Treasurer’s Report
a.     Monthly Report for May
b.    Quinn Colgan, attorney, is proceeding with petition to court
c.    Income from Book Sale 
4.    Librarian’s Report
1.    Circulation figures for May
2.     Reading Program will be from June 11 to July 31
3.    Update on light switch in children’s room / alarms
4.    Ask Historical Society to buy ad for Michael Bruno program.
5.     Update of Library Policies and Procedures
a.    Stay tuned! More to come.
6.      Sunday Hours: June 2-Kristi; June 9 ___; June 16 ___; June 23 ___; June 30 ___; July 7 ___
7.     New Programs for 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 7 p.m. “Cruising New Hampshire’s History – A Guide to NH Roadside History Markers” by Michael Bruno; Oct 11, 2019, at 7 p.m. 
“Music in my Pockets” by Jeff Warner, a New Hampshire Humanities Program at the school. Other possible programs:  An Extension program or a local presentation by Larry Coffin are also possibilities.
       8. Art-in-Library schedule:   
          May/June-Lesley Butman; July/August-Judith Lerner; September/October-
           Mel Gitchel- display of her photos “Portraits of Piermont”; 
           November/December: Ben Gitchel
9.     Old Business
The selectmen will start work on repairing town buildings this spring and would welcome to have volunteers help.
10.  New Business
a.    Selectmen access to Library
b.    Disposal of old books from book sale
c.    Any other business

Monday, May 6, 2019

Watercolor Portraits of Wildlife, a Peek into Their Soul
Lesley Butman 
Lesley uses watercolor as her primary medium to explore the landscapes of her native New England. Her work ranges from representational images of iconic barns, stonewalls and mountainscapes to abstract landscapes capturing the essence and emotional resonance of place. 

 Lesley is most noted for portraits of wildlife that are imbued with a palpable character and soul. Butman archives this by employing various techniques from traditional brush work to the use of unconventional found items.

Trustee Meeting, May 7th 
Minutes of May 7, 2019 (Draft)

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

The meeting was called to order at 7:13 PM by Helga Mueller 
1. Minutes of April 2, 2019, Trustee’s Meeting. Approved (Motion: Joyce, 2ndPolly)
2. Bookkeeper’s Report: Liz Baynes
  • The bookkeeper’s report for April was presented to the Board. Accepted (Motion Joyce, 2ndHelga). 
  • Joyce will ask Liz to move money listed in the March “books purchased” line to the “McNaughton book rental” line.
3. Treasurer’s Report: (Joyce) 
  • Joyce gave the balance in the Materials Account for April. She will email the treasurer’s report to Board members. (Acceptance postponed pending emails of the report.) 
  • Quinn Colgan, attorney, is proceeding with petitioning the court concerning the Mattoon bequest. He has been communicating with Terry Knowles, who will look over the petition. Then he will send it to the Library Board for approval before filing.        
4. Librarian’s Reports
  • Margaret reported circulation figures for April.
  • The Library and the Librarian received thank you notes from Sue Martin and Catherine Kidder for the opportunity to give the program on Teaching reading in India and a donation for the purchase of books for the program.
  • The Piermont Library Summer Reading Program will start on June 17th.
  • Margaret informed the Board about RSA 91-A, the open meeting law pertaining to libraries. Minutes must be posted on the blog and where and when the meetings are must also be posted on the blog.
5. Policies and Procedures Updates
·       Remaining work on this will be addressed at a future meeting.
6. MaySundayHours:
May 12 - Helga            
May 19 - Joyce
May 26 – Nancy
June 2 - Kristi
7. New Programs for 2019:
  • Sarah Schwagler has not yet gotten back to Helga about scheduling a spring wildflower walk in May.
  • On June 27thCruising NH’s History, a program on NH historical roadside markers will be given at 7PM at the Old Church Building.
  • Music in My Pockets, given by Jeff Warner, will be on Oct 11 at 7PM at the Piermont School.
8. Art in the Library
  • May/June: Lesley Butman
  • July/August: Judith Lerner
  • Sept/Oct: Mel Gitchel – Portraits of Piermont
  • Nov/Dec: Ben Gitchel
9. Old business 
  • The selectmen have indicated work on building upkeep will begin this spring, and are willing to have volunteers help.
  • Shades were bought and installed in the Old Church Building before the Teaching Reading in India talk. The shades will be paid for by both the Historical Society and the Library.
  • The Library now has an Amazon Prime account so there will be no shipping charges on books ordered.
10. New business
  • The Memorial Day Book Sale will be on May 27thfrom 10AM – 1PM. Trustees will meet at 9AM to set up.
  • Nancy suggested that we think about sources of funding for the library in 2020.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM. (Motion: Polly, 2ndKristi)
Respectfully submitted,

Stephanie Gordon, Library Board of Trustees

Checkout MonthShelving locationCirc count
April 2019Adult biography8
Adult fiction86
Adult nonfiction25
Adult paperbacks3
Audio books40
Children's books50
Children's early readers14
Children's kits1
Juvenile fiction22
Juvenile nonfiction46
Total by circ library471