Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Trustee Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Richard Sugden Library Trustees Meeting

March 12, 2024


In attendance: Cheryl Donahue, Library Director

Katie Smith, Children’s Library Director

Marie Norcia, Mary Anne Slack, trustees

Alyson Russo was absent.


The meeting was called to order at 12:30 PM. Marie Norcia moved to accept the minutes of the January 9, 2024 meeting. Mary Anne Slack seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.


Children’s Librarian’s Report:


  • Community Connections held several story time programs in February with excellent attendance.
  • Denise Farmosa and Cheryl Donahue participated in Community Reads Day at Wire Village School.
  • Programs held in February included Graphic Novel Book Club, Imagination Station, Dungeons and Dragons, Spanish Club, One Up Games.
  • Old Sturbridge Village held two programs at the library: Tin Punching and History Mystery. They will return in April for a planting program.
  • Katie Smith attended Aspen Training (for new library computer program)


Director’s Report


  • “Pause” meditation program with Wendy O’Leary continues to be held on Tuesday mornings.
  • “Coffee Chat” is held on Monday mornings with attendance of 12 to 20 participants each week. Mary Baker-Wood helped facilitate the conversation at several meetings.
  • Denise Farmosa delivered items to homes of patrons unable to visit the library.
  • Mary Anne Slack hosted a book launch on Thursday, February 1st. Over 50 people attended to celebrate her new novel, The Sacrificial Daughter.
  • Paul Gleason hosted an improv workshop on Monday, February 26th with thirty participants.
  • Learn to Crochet series for teens and adults is held on Saturdays.
  • Adult Book Group was held on Tuesday, March 5th.
  • DPHS student from the PACE program worked at the library on February 28th and March 6th.
  • Donahue attended a department head meeting on Tuesday, February 27th.
  • Saturday Library Associate Position interviews took place on Thursday, February 22nd.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th at 12:30 PM