Sunday, August 1, 2010

Minutes of July 12, 2010

Haverhill Library Association
Minutes of July 12, 2010

The monthly meeting of the Haverhill Library Board was called to order by chairman John Landrigan at 7:30 PM on July 12, 2010. Present were trustees John Landrigan, Kathy Schiffman, Barbara May, Kerri Harrington, Vesta Smith, and Ken Frank.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

In the librarians' report, the floors have been refinished by a generous patron. A thank you will be sent out after the floor is completed.

McNaughton has told us of a credit of $500 that we unknowingly had. We will use it to have another year of McNaughton service.

The summer reading program has been a huge success. We have 20+ kids most Tuesdays.

On August 10, 2010, there will be a field trip to the Conklin Farm.

There was not a financial report this month, but our cash flow continues to be positive.

Our annual appeal brought in more than the projected amount in the budget.

At the Strawberry festival we made a total of $11. Everyone agreed it was nice that we were represented at the festival.

The Mystery Tea Party will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 PM. The tickets will be $10 each and will be available at the library. We will also put an ad in the Bridge.

Ken did a thorough check of the library building and presented an itemized checklist of issues that need to be addressed. The parapet is the most urgent, as bricks are jutting out and it is quite dangerous. The drainage is also of some urgency. Some trustees will check on pricing and availability of contractors to tackle these issues.

Ken suggested another clean-up day at the library. One of the many ideas was to clean up the backyard with hopes of having a reading area with tables and chairs, etc.

John brought up the idea of starting a Haverhill, NH community list serve through Yahoo groups, sponsored by the library.

The next meeting was scheduled for August 2, 2010.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM

Submitted by,
Kerri Harrington