martha canfield library

PO Box 267 • 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 05250
802.375.6153 •

  • Tuesday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday — 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday — 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Friday — 2:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday — 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Russell Collection

Open 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesdays or by appointment


February 3, 2020

**Minutes are considered to be in DRAFT form until approved at the next scheduled meeting**

The Board meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM

Board Members In attendance: Sheila Kearns, Dave Van De Water, John Spencer, Betsy Habberfield, Laura Crosslin, Denise Koller, Judy Steron, Brian Allen, Carol Farley, Bill Henry, Don

Staff: Phyllis Skidmore (Librarian), Bill Budde (Russell Collection)

Guests: None

Board Members Absent: Alyson Gryzb

Additions to the agenda–.Added the Russell Collection report to the agenda

-- Previous meeting’s minutes (January) – No corrections. Brian moved that the January minutes be approved. Denise seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

  Sheila welcomed the new board members in attendance (Bill and Don)

Slate of Officers
Sheila presented the following slate of officers
  Carol – VP
  Denise – Treasurer
  John – Secretary
  Sheila - President
Dave moved to accept the slate of officers as presented, Betsy seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Librarian’s Report (summary):
-- Holly has been doing activities Wednesday afternoon for kids not attending JISP.
-- Phyllis did several reports in January
-- Petitions were submitted on-time
-- Made some more space in the youth room
-- Got 26 donated books from the wish tree

Russell Collection Report
-- Bill talked with some middle schoolers
-- Has a volunteer who is helping catalog the backlog of books which is very helpful

Treasurer’s Report (summary):
-- Denise reported that there was not much to report in January financially.

Adult programming
-- No report

Gallery Report
-- Dave reported that planning continues for 2020 including the Aperture exhibit
-- The gallery has gotten good press recently

Old Business:
No old business

New Business:
  1. Committee Assignments – Standing committees are Finance (Brian to continue to head this), Russell, and Canfield (Dave). Sheila will work more on this for the next meeting.
  2. Bill reported that Dave Thomas was in the hospital (Newton or Boston). He is not doing well.

Carol moved to adjourn, Dave seconded. The motion passed.

Next meeting – Monday, March 9th at 7PM

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM.

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