The meeting was called to order by president John Landrigan at 7:35 PM. Present were Jane Darby, John Landrigan, Vesta Smith, Mike Marshall, Susan Lewis, Elaine Woodside, and librarian Anne Ballam.
Minutes of 11/5/12 were reviewed and approved.
Elaine Woodside was welcomed to board of trustees.
A Statement of Understanding between the HLA and the HHS was presented. The HHS has offered to pay rent for the use of the room for the storage of materials. They would also be using the front room less and less in the future as they organize them and put them into the vault room. There are some materials going to Ladd Street.
The library would benefit from this in that we would get storage, shelves and rent.
The SOU will be modified to stipulate that the library is in charge of the room. We will vote on this by email by end of month.
Approval of Budget
Two versions presented. One version has the rental from the HHS included if we choose to accept that. We still need to come up with new fundraising ideas.
We may want to think about a fundraising activity during the 250th celebration. 5/18 Founders Day may be an opportunity we can take advantage of for a fundraising activity. Dress in costume as a character from the town.
The preliminary budget was approved. John wants to be able to write a letter to Glenn English.
Thanks to Mike for taking the recycling. There is a patron who wants to take the typewriters that are not being used.
The shelves still need to be put in for the audio books.
The librarians would also like to thank the Currier boys and Shane for their help around the library.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 PM.
The next meeting will be January 7, 2013.