Highgate Public Library and Community Center
Board of Trustees Meeting
October 3, 2018
Present: Rebecca Howrigan, Becky Johnson, Amber Machia, Karen Fortin,
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