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Stamford Community Library Board of Trustees
Minutes of April 6, 2017
Present: Caroline Burch, Barbara Goldstein, Linda Rodovick, Danielle Smith

The meeting was called to order at 5:37 p.m by Caroline Burch. The minutes of March were accepted with a motion by Goldstein, seconded by Burch.

The Treasurer’s report:
The statements have not come in so there are no changes to report.  Burch asked Goldstein if there was anything important to know at this time.  She pointed out that we hadn't collected our operating expenses from the town which are received in two separate installments.

Caroline asked for approval to purchase a couple of gift cards to thank Mindy at North Adams Library and Jason from Storey Publishing for all of their assistance (approved).

Programs:
Caroline will get an article out about the upcoming program with Pam Art. She will also hang posters, send out an email and update the website.

A patron suggested our next program relate to the environment in recognition of Green Up Day on Saturday, May 13. There were several suggestions and we settled on a zero waste topic. Caroline will look into options for this.

Other business:
After looking at the pros and cons of the Baker and Taylor lease program, we have decided to end it.  We will be looking into Ingram and other alternatives that are more cost efficient.

We are also looking at expanding our hours in order to bridge the gap between the school hours and town hours. Barbara will look into the protocol for doing this.

Most of the books for Mr T’s collection are in. Once they are covered and catalogued we can decide exactly how we want to display them.

Motion to adjourn at 7:06 p.m. made by Goldstein, seconded by Rodovick

The next meeting is scheduled for May 11, 2017 at 5:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Danielle Smith
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