Friday, July 20, 2012

Minutes of January 16, 2012 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Haverhill Library Association was held at the library and called to order by Board of Trustees Chairman John Landrigan at 6:30 P.M. on January 16, 2012. Present were Trustees John Landrigan, Ken Frank, Sue Lewis & Mike Marshall and Children’s Librarian Anne Ballam.

John noted the minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting had already been approved at an earlier monthly meeting of the board.

A slate of officers for 2012 was proposed and approved: President – John Landrigan, Vice-President – Ken Frank, Treasurer – John Landrigan and Secretary – Sue Lewis.

John presented a revised 2011 Financial Report. The Board voted approval to submit the report for the town report. John also noted he will have copies available for the town’s Budget Advisory Committee meeting.

A review of activities of the past year was made in preparation of the 2011 Annual Report to the town. Major repairs to the bricks of the building, which will continue in 2012. The March supper, book sale and gift basket raffle. Book discussions. A Shakespeare program done in conjunction with the series of Shakespeare performances at Alumni Hall. Author luncheon with thanks to Keisha Luce for use of Alumni Hall. Library visit by the Haverhill Cooperative Preschool and Haverhill Cooperative Middle School sixth graders. Children’s reading program. Children’s cookie sampler. Annual book sale in September. Holiday Tea with thanks to Bill & Mary Emig. Thanks also to Cheryl Barnes for donating a ‘Harry Potter” quilt for use in the children’s room and to Library Volunteers Tasha Simmons and Charlene Aldrich.

Anne presented a Children’s Library Report. She also noted that the number of people accessing Wi-Fi with their personal computers has increased, but while some do it successfully, others have had problems.

Sue reported she was asked by a member of the public if the area behind the library could be used as a shared parking area for the library and Alumni Hall. Ken and Mike noted that probably would not work due to the location of the library’s drywell.

John thanked Ken for ‘No Parking’ signs he made to preserve parking in front of the library when Alumni Hall events attract large crowds.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 P.M. The next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. (Note this is not on the usual first Monday of the month; it was changed due to schedule conflicts.)

Respectfully submitted,
Michael Marshall