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 1, 2021

**Minutes are considered to be in DRAFT form until approved at the next scheduled meeting**
The Annual Board meeting was scheduled at 6:00 PM but called to order at 7:05 PM in order
that a quorum was present.

Board members in attendance: Betsy Habberfield, Sheila Kearns, John Spencer, Laura Crosslin,
Carol Farley, Alyson Grzyb, Judy Steron, Brian Allen, Denise Koller

Board members absent: Dave VanDeWater, Bill Henry, Don Trachte

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

Guests: None

  • 2020 (February, 2020)
     - Motion to approve minutes from last annual meeting was made by Brian – seconded by Carol, motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report (summary of 2020):
  • Denise filed year-end financial statements
  • Denise reported that 2020 was a good year. We ended with a surplus.
  • $35,000 was sent to the Kraus account in January

Librarian’s Report (summary of 2020):
  • Phyllis has filed a written report. Some highlights are below
  • Grant from Berkshire Bank for children’s programming
  • Book sale table at Farmer’s Market
  • Got a lot of donations of books
  • New railing was installed
  • Holly and Phyllis attended some on-line training and webinars
  • Circulation and computer use was down due to the pandemic

Russell Collection Report (summary of 2020):
  • Bill also submitted a written report
  • Processed the Dave Thomas collection – sorting and filing

Annual Fund
  • Denise reported that the annual fund numbers were doing well.
  • We already have over $37,000. Expect another $1,500 more or so.

Martha’s Book House
  • Not open in 2020

Advocates Group
  • Group kept active.
  • Cancelled the Gala in the spring due to the pandemic.
  • Craft fair and basket raffle were successful.

  • Carol reviewed the 2020 schedule.
  • Spring programming - a lot was planned but most got cancelled.
  • A couple of talks shifted later in the year and were held on-line.
  • Plan to schedule more on-line programming in 2021.

Election of New Officers:

   1. Sheila reviewed the nominees as listed in the agenda
      a. Laura Crosslin: 3-year term
      b. Alyson Gryzb: 3-year term
      c. Sheila Kearns: 3-year term

   Bill Henry is not able to continue on the board.

   Brian made a motion to elect the slate and Denise seconded – the motion passed unanimously

Denise moved to adjourn the meeting. Judy seconded. The motion was passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 7:22 PM.

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