Meeting Minutes, April 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

Meeting Agenda, 01-26-21

Reading Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda
January 26th, 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, November 2020

Reading Public Library
Board Meeting Minutes
November 24, 2020
Call to order: 6:06 pm
Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Heather Evans, Vanessa Maxham, Janet Malcolm
Minutes approved from last meeting: Heather motioned, Vanessa 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: Other libraries are going back to curbside service only, from Thanksgiving through January 15th. Tony would like to do this as well. Tony would like to be able to provide internet access to those who need it and proposed stage 2B. Stage 2B would be curbside service only, along with one hour appointments to use the computer in the building. Only one
person at a time and only for folks who have no internet service at home. This would be in effect from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through January during our next board meeting unless the state goes into total lockdown. Motion to approve stage 2B by Vanessa, Janet seconded, all in favor, approved. Notes of gratitude were placed in the mail.
Unfinished Business: Maintenance – Scott moved the butterfly bush in between the septic covers.
New Business: No new business
Summary of Decisions: Stage 2B will start Saturday after Thanksgiving
Items for next month: Next meeting: December 29 6pm via ZOOM
Adjourn: 6:40pm

Meeting Agenda, 12-29-20

Reading Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting Agenda
December 29th, 2020 @ 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, October 2020

Reading Public Library
Board Meeting Minutes
October 27th, 2020
Call to order: 6:03 pm
Virtual Attendance: Tony Pikramenos, Libbet Downs, Heather Evans, Bill Bakker, Vanessa Maxham, Janet Malcolm
Minutes approved from last meeting: Heather motioned, Bill seconded, all in favor, approved.
No changes to the current agenda
Secretary’s report: No new report
Treasurer’s report: Bill was in touch with Davis Trust and the statement will be included in the annual report. Budget is up to date.
Librarian’s report: The town has been loving the “little free library” and a thank you card will be sent to Karl Hanson. The computer station was brought in as the temperature has been dropping. Tony will once again do pumpkin carving with Lisa Kaija at the elementary school on Friday. Tony will transfer pumpkins once complete and on Halloween night he will safely distribute candy! Thirty minute visits in the library with masks on will continue.
Unfinished Business: Maintenance – Tony was able to take AC’s down, put the dehumidifier away, care for the herb and perennial garden, put the outdoor hose away and store the Puddledock umbrella in the library.
New Business: No new business
Summary of Decisions: Vanessa has a grand address list and Heather has cards ready for a letter of gratitude which will hopefully be sent out before Thanksgiving.
Items for next month: Next meeting: October 17th 6pm via ZOOM
Adjourn: 6:26pm
Respectfully submitted by: Janet Malcolm, secretary