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
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.)