Minutes of the Amherst
Library Trustees Board Meeting
September 19, 2005
The meeting was called to order at by Chairman, Don Holden.Also attending were David Hallenbeck, Robin
Julian, Bob Lown, Richard Martini, Helen Rowe, and Library Director, Amy
The July minutes were approved
LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT:Amy reported on the following items;
statistics show that only March statistics were lower than ’04.(See attached sheet)
Reference Department has launched the new website.
Summer Reading Program reflected a 50% participant increase over ’04.
7,146 hours were spent either reading or listening.
first adult program on organization had so many registrations that a
second evening program was added.
will be YA programs for Teen Read Week.
new septic system has been installed.This system is an alternative system that is environmentally
Garden Club back garden project has begun and fund raising continues.
file server has been installed which will now allow for one copy of each
document to be in one place.
annual Friends of the Library Book sale netted $6300.The ongoing sale has brought in $350 so
far.Amy worked at the book sale
and felt that it was good for public relations.
GMILCS Sybase upgrade went well with a shorter than anticipated down time.
Mayhew is the interim Town Administrator.
are invited to the state of the Library report to the BOS on Sept. 26.
and Amy have a revised circulation desk schedule to go into effect on January 1, 2006.
and Sue have scheduled outreach visits to the area preschools.Story times are being planned for every
other week for the schools.
has reminded the staff to fill out accident reports.
will attend the NELA annual conference.
following gifts were unanimously accepted by the Board.
from the Amherst Garden Club for the purchase of garden books
from Sharon and Thomas Rohlfs to purchase ER
from Mary, Peter and Claire Haskins to purchase juvaudio”The Opal Deception”.
(approximately) from David Micciche to purchase
was received in memory of Tenney Clough.
TREASURER’S REPORT:Bob reported that it is very early in the
fiscal year.Income was down last year,
mainly in the gifts account.The new
server which has been purchased was purchased with funds from last year.
plans for the Boardman Concert on November 13 are progressing.
reported that currently there are 24 computers in the library all
operating separately.Amy and Dave
are working to catalogue this information.
discussion was held concerning the revised Circulation Policy.The Trustees agreed to an amnesty period
for returning overdue books prior to the raise in overdue fines.The policy was approved unanimously by
the Board as amended.
proposed Holiday and Closed Hours was
reported that with the sale of the Berlack house
next to the library he asked Carl Weber to check on the deed relative to
the sidewalk ownership.
date for the November Board meeting will be November 23.
There being no further business
the meeting was adjourned at .
The October Board meeting will
be Monday, October 24th.