Trustees of the Richmond Library
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Richmond Free Public Library
Trustee Meeting Minutes
May 17th, 2018


Call to order: 5:00 pm

Attendance: Nanci McConnell, Kristin Smith, Candy Mountain, Lisa Donfried, Kathryn Wilson

Approval of April 2018’s minutes: approved

Correspondence: none

Municipal Building Committee: Kathy reported that the group is wrapping up and sending a letter to the Selectmen about finding/progress.  Most of the members will be staying on as the committee goes forward with fundraising and construction/planning efforts.  The committee hopes to add new members with expertise in those areas.

Director’s report: Kristin reported that we need to use about $1500 from the state aid account to cover end of year expenses.  $6,197.33 is left in this account to fund through the end of June.

Old Business:

  • Showcasing art for a commission: we modified the proposal and Kristin will email it to the trustees to review and approve. Discussion items: length of display of art, wish to have art of local (Richmond, Berkshires) theme, payment of commission to be made through Friends group, insurance liability, installation responsibilities.
  • Backpacks in the Wilderness: Ruth Bass is involved in getting additional items and upgrades for the backpacks to be funded through the Richmond Land Trust for loan from the library.

New Business:

  • Strategic Plan work: Kristin continues work on this: Refining goals, objectives and actions, amending mission statement to reflect goals.
  • Survey results: Candy added in the online responses and said there is overall satisfaction was high.  There were a total of 75 respondents.

Friends: The Annual meeting will be held on June 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Adjourned: 6:30 pm

Next meeting: June 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm


New Meeting Information
Next Trustee's Meeting will be held on:

August 16th, 2018 at 5pm.

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