Minutes of the Richard Sugden Library Trustees Meeting
Richard Sugden Library
July 20, 2020
Cheryl A. Donahue, Director
Katie Smith, Children’s Librarian
Mary Anne Slack, Chair
Alyson Russo, Trustee
Lynn Dobson, Trustee
The meeting was called to order at 4:30 PM.
Lynn made a motion to nominate Mary Anne Slack as the new Trustees Chair. The motion was seconded by Alyson Russo. Motion passed unanimously.
Children’s Room Report:
- In compliance with library policy all books are quarantined for 3 or more days.
- There are no plush furniture or toys in the children’s room
- 58 toddler/pre-K programs were offered from April 10- June 30 plus 44 programs are scheduled for July and August.
- Three Imagination Station videos on YouTube are available for viewing with more to come!
- Teen Mania You Tube videos have had no response at this time
- Invitations to teens to participate in writing, Dungeons and Dragons and the Haunted History walk research has yielded no responses at this time.
- There was no response from the Kindness Rocks for the garden email.
- Grab and Go packets have been made for pre-k – grade 5 .
- Summer programming has been postponed.
- A new iPad will be ordered to replace one that does not work.
- Katie is reviewing for purchase new seating which can be easily cleaned.
- Cheryl Participated in a Department Heads meeting remotely on June 25th.
- Cheryl attended a webinar, “Supporting Digital Users.”
- Cheryl attended Town Meeting on June 30th.
- Wendy O’Leary’s “Pause” meditation program is held remotely on Tuesday morning.
- Library staff has offered remote programming through FaceBook
- Communication with patrons continues through “Constant Contact”.
- Curbside services began on June 8th. It has been well received.
- Guardian updated the library’s firewall.
- Outdoor furniture funded by a grant was delivered to the library.
- MPC readied the air-conditioning system for the summer. Repairs to the boilers will be done in the near future.
- Jon Stehr has started installation of service desk shields.
- Cheryl has been informed by Bill Krukowski, Superintendent of Utilities & Facilities we are on hold for the roofing project until the town learns if it received a grant for gutters.
Lynn made a motion to add Alyson Russo’s name to the Trustees’ account at Cornerstone Bank. Mary Anne seconded the motion. Vote was unanimous.
Meeting adjourned at 5:33 PM
Next meeting: August 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM.