The meeting was called to order at by Chairman, Don Holden. Also attending were Kathy Brundage, David Hallenbeck, Tom Head, Robin Julian, Dick Martini, Helen Rowe and Library Director, Amy Lapointe.
The minutes of the meeting were approved as read.
LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT:
· Monthly statistics were presented. (See attached) CD’s continue show an increase in usage.
Behavior Policy/Right to Assembly:
· Programming: All programming has resumed after the holiday break. Mr. Phil, the Magician, was the Saturday Stage program with approximately 120 attendees. The Sunday concert had around 100 attendees. Homework Help began today. Senora Rowley will give Spanish classes. Concerns have been expressed by the Recreation Department and PMEC over duplication of some types of classes which the library offers free and the other organizations must charge for. The library has been offering these types of classes free since the fifties. It was also pointed out that since the taxpayers are actually paying for them they are not free. Amy will try to increase communications with the two groups to avoid future hard feelings.
· Wadleigh Library Concerns: Amy brought us up to date on issues that the Wadleigh Library is experiencing with a small group of preteens. Police are involved and an attempt is being made to involve parents in a solution. This type of problem is found in other communities also. Amy feels that our staff is readily equipped to handle the start of any such behaviors here.
· Technology: The Router settings have been worked on since the network was down three times.
There was no old business.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned at .
Helen D. Rowe, Secretary
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 26 at (Please note—this is the 4th Monday of the month instead of the third.)