Reading Public Library
Board Meeting Minutes
Date: November 19, 2019
Meeting commenced: 6:15 after signing appeal letters
Present: Tony Pikramenos, Vanessa Maxham, Janet Malcolm, Libbet Downs
Minutes from last meeting: Motion to approve by Janet, second by Libbet, all in agreement
Query for changes to agenda items: Libbet motions to add budget discussion for 2021 under new business, Vanessa seconds, all in favor.
Secretary’s report: Working on thank you notes for 2019 appeal letter
Treasurer’s report: Budget on track up to October 2019
Librarian’s report: Fundraising letter has been sent out and we are waiting on invoice from Quality mailing house. Make-a-plate orders have been sent in and should arrive mid December. Halloween pumpkin carving at the library was a great success with the RES students. Thank you to Lisa Kaija, Vanessa Maxham, and Libbet Downs for helping! On Halloween, Tony handed out candy and lit the pumpkins which was fun for the town. The town tree lighting ceremony will be on December 7th at 6:30 pm. Reading Rec is co-sponsoring this event again with the library. The library trustees are donating cookies. 30 chairs have been ordered and are due to ship on November 22. Tony will be out of town and the library will be closed on December 26th. The next board meeting will be January 28th.
-maintenance: discussion regarding sidewalk repair was decided to be tabled until Bill is in attendance
New business: Janet makes a motion to request level funding for 2021, Libbet seconds, all in favor. Motion passed to request level funding for 2021.
Summary of decisions: Library will be closed December 26, the trustees will bake cookies for tree lighting ceremony, no board meeting in December, motion passed to request level funding for 2021.
Items for next month: No new items
Meeting Adjourned: 6:31
Date of next meeting: January 28th