Meeting Minutes


Highgate Public Library and Community Center

Board of Trustees Meeting

October 3, 2018

Present: Rebecca Howrigan, Becky Johnson, Amber Machia, Karen Fortin,

Virginia Holiman

Guests: Sharon Bousquet, Carol Lizotte, Judith Roberts

Public Comment: Carol presented the possibility of the library being a partner in the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for 2019-2024. She explained the process, and gave the Board a copy of the application and a list of allowable uses for the fund. There were many listed that could directly enhance the library’s offerings. She would like to hear our ideas and proposals by the end of December. **All Board members agreed to brainstorm possibilities and bring ideas to next meeting.

Judith presented her resume to the Board, and asked that the Board include a stage in their planning for a new building.

Minutes: Becky made motion and Amber seconded to approve the minutes of the Sept. 5 meeting. Minutes approved

Treasurer’s Report: Library is under budget right now because of not needing to pay Director’s salary for 3+ months.

Becky made motion and Amber seconded to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Report accepted.

Old Business: None

New Business/Planned Programing:

-Michelle Hope Beaulieu has been hired as our new librarian (!) and will start Oct. 15.

– Erica will start extended library hours (9-2) on Oct. 6th.

-Tractor Day and Pumpkin Decorating, Oct. 27, 10-12 AM

**All Board and staff will contact farmers they know


Lucie Fortin donating 30 pumpkins, Adam Fortin has offered good deal on pumpkins

Virginia will borrow traffic cones for event

-Halloween Storytelling Event, Oct. 28, 6-7 PM,

**Becky will bring hot dog cooker, and pick up hotdogs, buns, napkins

**Amber will bring condiments

-Board expressed desire to continue the Polar Express event

Will need a wagon, truck, and driver, group effort to make this happen

Virginia will contact Fackler family


Karen made motion, Becky seconded to adjourn, meeting adjourned

Next meeting, November 7, 6:30


Respectfully submitted,

Virginia Holiman