Board of Library Trustees Minutes
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Present: Trustees Joan Grady, Eileen MacDougall, Jeff Nussbaum, Library Director Christina Stewart, Administrative Assistant Gloria Corcoran
Absent: Dan Hall, Jim Lemay
The meeting was called to order at 7:15 pm by Eileen MacDougall
A motion to accept the minutes from March 2016 was made by Joan Grady, seconded by Jeff Nussbaum; motion passed.
A motion to approve the Financial Report for March 2016 was made by Eileen MacDougall, seconded by Don Pearson; motion passed.
Library Director’s Report
Mrs. Stewart provided an update about the Library Ambassador initiative. Twenty of the library ambassadors attended the orientation meeting on March 30. They were asked talk to friends and family about the library and why it is important to them during National Library Week April 10- April 16. Library Ambassador t-shirts, designed by local graphic artist Becky McGrath with the slogan “Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library,” are being given to library ambassadors. Mrs. Stewart also indicated that some of the library ambassadors have written posts on Facebook and letters to the editor about the value of the library.
Mrs. Stewart thanked Jeff Nussbaum for recommending the website Eventbrite which the library is now using to sell tickets for the upcoming concert on May 13.
Mrs. Stewart highlighted some of the programs held in March and reviewed upcoming programs and important dates.
Mrs. Stewart indicated that she attended the Facilities Master Plan meeting on March 17. She reviewed some of the consultant’s findings to date about the physical condition of the municipal buildings including the public library. Although the overall condition of the library is fair to good, it does not meet 21st century service needs.
Jeff Nussbaum indicated that he visited the Tyngsboro Public Library which provided an electric car charger in the library’s parking lot.
Joan Grady noted that she emailed the Wilmington Middle School staff about the programs that are offered at the library during school vacation week.
Motion to adjourn was made at 8:25 pm by Joan Grady, seconded by Don Pearson.
Next meeting: May 17, 7 pm, Banda Room, Library
Documents distributed: Library Statistics, Monthly Budget Report