Meeting Agenda, 06-29-21

Reading Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday June 29th, 2021 @ 6 pm
via Zoom
(call 802-484-5588 or email reading.public.library@comcast.net
by 5 p.m. on that date to request the link)
1. Call to Order / Roll call
2. Approve Minutes from Last Meeting
3. Public Comments
4. Query for Changes to Agenda Items
5. Secretary’s Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Librarian’s Report
8. Unfinished Business
● Maintenance
9. New Business
10. Summary of Decisions
11. Items for Next Month
12. Adjourn

Meeting Minutes, May 2021

Reading Public Library

meeting minutes

May 25th, 2021

Call to order: 6:12pm

Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Libbet Downs, Heather Evans,

Bill Bakker Absent: library chair Vanessa Maxham

Minutes approved from last meeting; Janet motioned, Libbet seconded, all in favor.

No changes to the current agenda.

Secretary’s Report: No new report

Treasurer’s Report: treasurer reported on the status of the budget for the current fiscal year

Librarian’s Report:

Herb garden is planted and doing great!

Libbet will water herb garden while Tony is on vacation.

The CDC guidelines are quickly changing, but we are going to keep things the way they are until after our June meeting. We will reassess then.

Unfinished Business:

Maintenance: part of the library’s (hours open) sign has come loose and needs to be fixed.

New Business: No new business

Summary of Decisions: Library will continue as is

Items for next month: Library re-opening

Adjourn: 6:43pm

Next meeting: June 29th

Respectfully submitted by Janet Malcolm, secretary

Meeting Minutes, April 2021

Reading Public Library

 meeting minutes

April 27th, 2021

Call to order: 6:05pm

Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Libbet Downs, Heather Evans, Vanessa Maxham,

Bill Bakker Absent: library trustee Janet Malcolm

Minutes approved from last meeting; Bill motioned, Libbet seconded, all in favor.

No changes to the current agenda.

Secretary’s Report: Janet not present but she submitted information prior to the meeting that she has issued a thank you note to Jean Goldsborough for her technical assistance and to Scott Harkins for his help moving the butterfly bush out front of the library.

Treasurer’s Report: Budget is on track.

Librarian’s Report:

The seed library is going great.

The poetry stroll has been up and running-April is poetry month.

3 story-times with Libbet have taken place, with a rousing success. Libbet hopes to do more of these in July!

We are looking forward to more outdoor movies this spring/summer with a co-sponsorship from Reading Rec.

Gerry M will soon be coming to work with Tony to set up a podcasting area for constituents.

Tony is going to order plants from the Reading Greenhouse, for the herb garden this week.

Tony will be doing the pop-up computer station for folks who wish to use it outside this summer when weather permits.

The CDC guidelines have recently changed, but we are going to keep things the way they are until after our June meeting. We will reassess then.

Unfinished Business: Our neighbor removed plants from the small garden adjacent to the library-she cleaned it out to give the plants room to thrive/breathe. Heather talked about the cement walkway in front of the library needing to be fixed (again) and she mentioned it might be a good idea to ask Lisa Kaija about making a mosaic there. We will see if this can be done.

Maintenance: part of the library’s (hours open) sign has come loose and needs to be fixed.

Cyrus Harkins will begin mowing our lawn soon. Tony will talk to him to solidify plans.

New Business: Tony’s paid vacation will be from Saturday, May 29th and he will return on Saturday, June 19th.

Summary of Decisions: Tony to talk to Cyrus, Heather to speak with Lisa K.

Items for next month:

Adjourn: 6:37pm

Respectfully submitted by Vanessa Maxham, chair

Meeting Agenda, 05-25-21

Reading Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday May 25th, 2021 @ 6 pm
via Zoom
(call 802-484-5588 or email reading.public.library@comcast.net
by 5 p.m. on that date to request the link)
1. Call to Order / Roll call
2. Approve Minutes from Last Meeting
3. Public Comments
4. Query for Changes to Agenda Items
5. Secretary’s Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Librarian’s Report
8. Unfinished Business
● Maintenance
9. New Business
10. Summary of Decisions
11. Items for Next Month
12. Adjourn

Meeting Minutes, March 2021

Reading Public Library Board Meeting Minutes
March 30, 2021
Call to order: 6:05 pm
Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Vanessa Maxham, Janet Malcolm, Heather Evans, Bill Baker
Minutes approved from last meeting: Bill motioned, Heather seconded, all in favor, approved.
No changes to the current agenda
Secretary’s report: Thank you notes up to date.
Treasurer’s report: On track with budget.
Librarian’s report: Tony posted poems for poetry stroll and placed brochures in Little Free Library, Town Hall and Greenhouse.
Libbet and Tony will be hosting three Zoom story times
on Wednesdays at 7 pm on April 7, 14, 21.
Some seed donations received and some have already been checked out.
Tony purchased Mac Book Pro and AV cart expected in the next week or so and then Tony can contact Gerry about podcasting.
Unfinished Business: Maintenance – No new report
New Business: No new business
Summary of Decisions: No new decisions
Items for next month: Tony’s vacation for June
Next meeting: April 27 6pm via ZOOM
Adjourn: 6:28pm
Respectfully submitted by: Janet Malcolm, secretary

Meeting Agenda, 04-27-21

Reading Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Tuesday April 27th, 2021 @ 6 pm via Zoom
(call 802-484-5588 or email reading.public.library@comcast.net by 5 p.m. on that date to request the link)
1. Call to Order / Roll call
2. Approve Minutes from Last Meeting
3. Public Comments
4. Query for Changes to Agenda Items
5. Secretary’s Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Librarian’s Report
8. Unfinished Business
●Maintenance
9. New Business
●Librarian’s vacation-June
10. Summary of Decisions
11. Items for Next Month
12. Adjourn

Meeting Minutes, February 2021

Reading Public Library
Board Meeting Minutes
March 2, 2021
Call to order: 6:03 pm
Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Vanessa Maxham, Janet Malcolm, Libbet Downs, Heather Evans, Bill Baker
Minutes approved from last meeting: Heather motioned, Libbet seconded, all in favor, approved.
No changes to the current agenda
Secretary’s report: Thank you notes up to date.
Treasurer’s report: On track with budget. New line item added under fees for $141 for workman’s comp for our librarian.
Librarian’s report: Thank you note needed for Jim and Sandy Peplau for hand sewn hearts placed around town.
There are a few programs in the works: Poetry month in April; collaboration with Mary Blood Library to create a poetry stroll. Locations around
Felchville and Brownsville where poems will be posted. Penny Bliss is drawing hand drawn maps with locations.
Seeking seed donations for seed library. There has been difficulty with donations due to COVID but the seed library will continue!
Libbet and Tony are planning virtual story time.
Gerry Marletta is helping Tony choose equipment for podcasting use. Also folks will be able to use equipment and facility in future for personal podcasting use.
Laptop is running much slower due to lots of patron use so Tony will purchase a Mac book pro 13 inch- about $1200. Also AV cart will be purchased.
Library will continue to be run as is and will reassess each month with COVID in mind.
Unfinished Business: Maintenance – No new report
New Business: No new business
Summary of Decisions: New laptop and AC cart to be purchased
Items for next month: Tony’s vacation for April, landscaping.
Next meeting: March 30 6pm via ZOOM
Adjourn: 6:50pm
Respectfully submitted by: Janet Malcolm, secretary

Meeting Minutes, January 2021

Reading Public Library

Board Meeting Minutes

January 26, 2021

Call to order: 6:05 pm

Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Vanessa Maxham, Janet Malcolm, Libbet Downs, Heather Evans

Minutes approved from last meeting: Janet motioned, Libbet seconded, all in favor, approved.

No changes to the current agenda

Secretary’s report: No new report

Treasurer’s report: No new report

Librarian’s report: Folks were grateful for thank you cards sent out. We still received unsolicited donations in total of $1,576, Tony turned checks over to Bill. Tony finished the annual report and turned into Calista that will go in town report for March.

Due to Covid numbers continuing to rise in VT and NH, no changes in procedures with library visits at this time. Will continue with Stage 2B

Virtual story telling a possibility Tony and Libbet are exploring. Any ideas for virtual programming is welcome.

April is poetry month. Tony talked with someone from Mary Blood library about doing a  collaborative effort where folks travel around in cars and read poems posted around West Windsor and Reading.

Unfinished Business: Maintenance – No new report

New Business: No new business

Summary of Decisions: Continue with Stage 2B

Items for next month: Next meeting: February 23 6pm via ZOOM

Meeting Agenda, 03-30-21

Reading Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday March 30, 2021 @ 6 pm
via Zoom
(call 802-484-5588 or email reading.public.library@comcast.net
by 5 p.m. on that date to request the link)
1. Call to Order / Roll call
2. Approve Minutes from Last Meeting
3. Public Comments
4. Query for Changes to Agenda Items
5. Secretary’s Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Librarian’s Report
8. Unfinished Business
● Maintenance
● Landscaping/Gardening
9. New Business
● Librarian’s vacation
10. Summary of Decisions
11. Items for Next Month
12. Adjourn

Meeting Agenda, 03-02-21

Reading Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda
Tuesday March 2, 2021 @ 6 pm
via Zoom
(call 802-484-5588 or email reading.public.library@comcast.net
by 5 p.m. on that date to request the link)
1. Call to Order / Roll call
2. Approve Minutes from Last Meeting
3. Public Comments
4. Query for Changes to Agenda Items
5. Secretary’s Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Librarian’s Report
8. Unfinished Business
● Maintenance
9. New Business
10. Summary of Decisions
11. Items for Next Month
12. Adjourn