Grafton Public Library Trustees Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2016, 6:30 pm
Donald, Andrea Dunmire, Lucia Corwin, David Whittall, and librarian Michelle
Public Comment: No public in attendance
No new programs, but there was a Creepy Craft Day on
Saturday, Oct. 8th.† Six
children were in attendance.†
As of today, 5627 books have been scanned into the Library
World On-Line automation system, repaired, and/or weeded out.† Picture books remain to be finished.† The new computer is working well, but the
copier settings had been changed and it was not functioning properly.† A sign has been made asking patrons not to
change the settings.
Fall garden cleanup has been completed, billed and
paid.† Sarah Yarosevitch, who did the
job, has agreed to do so in the spring as well.†
An estimate was received for planting and upkeep of the two urns located
to either side of the front entrance, for next spring.† The board deemed this high and decided to
look elsewhere as this is a task that needs to be delegated.†
The septic has been pumped and paid for 2016.
The Library received a $75.00 donation from Brattleboro Area
Hospice for the Death Cafť program, and $200.00 from Mountain Mind &
Movementís hooping and hiking special program Thank you!
The Library made the quota on the annual Book Sale and
received additional donations from Bill Watson, Suzanne Welch, and relatives of
the Schemm family.† Thank you!†† Discussion occurred as to where best to put
the funds.† Lucia Corwin suggested that
they should be split between the Lucy Danielís Fund and the unrestricted
library funds.† This was agreed to by the
The TIAA and Stevens Funds have continued to rebound.
Building and Grounds
The storm door on the side of the Library facing the street
needs to be removed, as it is non-functioning.†
Bob Donald has offered to remove it, as well as to winterize the outside
†The front door needs
to have weather stripping applied for the upcoming winter.† It was suggested that Charlie Carta be
Andrea reported that she had spoken with Don Dougal of the
Grafton Improvement Association, regarding the initiated grant to plant trees
on the Kidder Hill Road side of the Library lawn. ††He told her that he had cancelled the
grant.† No reason was given.†
There was a question about the lack of EBook offerings from
the Library.† Michelle explained that, in
the current system, Overdrive, 40 libraries must share one copy of each book.
The annual appeal drive was discussed.† It was agreed that Andrea would again compose
the draft letter.† Board comments would
be done online and it would be finalized at the next Board meeting in
November.† Discussion continued about
getting the appeal letter out by Thanksgiving and earlier next year.† It will be discussed in September 2017 for
the next fiscal year.
The next meeting of the Board will be November 17, 2016 at