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Trustees Meeting

Stamford Community Library

Trustees Meeting

Monday July 28, 2014




  1. Carpet update and vote

New Movie Arrivals!
Just in some of the Oscar nominated movies that you may have missed in the theater! 
The Book Thief
Lone Survivor
Labor Day
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
12 Years a Slave
Catching Fire
Saving Mr Banks
The wolf of Wall Street
plus several Alfred Hitchcock classics!

Fourth Pushing the Limits Book Discussion will take place on August 14th at the Librarian's house 1036 Main rd at 6pm
  Pushing the limits is a book discussion series that mixes a fictional book by a popular author, author interview discussing one of the four themes of the series (nature, survival, knowledge, connection) and how it relates to their book, science professional spearheading the program, a film relating this idea into the real world and friends and neighbors discussing different sides of the subject! 

Our third discussionon Thursday June 12th with Chip Lovett as our moderator with the subject of  Survival was a great succes!  Twenty people joined in on the science fun.  Chip is the Phillip and Dorothy Schein Professor of Chemistry at Williams college.  We used  the book Artic Drift by Clive Cussler  as a pushing off point for our discussion.  Chip brought some great science props to help us understand the gasses that were killing off folks in the book and explained that many of the aspects of global warming mentioned in the 2007 book are being explored by scientists today. 
Come into the library for your free copy of Thunderstruck by Erik Larson for our next discussion.  Jeremy Sullivan Bol will be here as our science professional to discuss the theme of Connections.  Jeremy is a psychologist that has worked at Stamford school in the past and presently works  for the Brein Center in North Adams. Along with the author interview, the human interest story film will really add to the discussion! 

Legos to become a fixture in the library
By Popular demand, the large box of Legos will remain in the library for everyone's continued enjoyment!
Children's DVDs Wanted!
If anyone has gently used children's DVDs that they would like to move along the library is looking to boost the children's section! 
Museum passes available for an inexpensive day out with the family!
Museum passes are available to check out through our library.  Most admit two adults and two children. 
The Clark Art
Mass MoCA
Southern Vermont Natural History
Vermont State Parks
Vermont Historic Places
ECHO Lake Aquarium in Burlington
Vermont History Museum  Barre

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   Stamford Community  Library  is a combination  school and public  library serving both  Stamford Elementary School and the
Town of Stamford.

  We are located at the back of the Stamford Elementary School at
986 Main Rd.

 Look for our bright blue library logo welcome sign.

School and Community Links
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Free in-person help by Vermont Health Connect
On medicaid or Dr. Dynasaur?  Did you recently lose your health coverage due to employment change or aging out of parents insurance?  Your eligibility may soon be reviewed.  To keep coverage, you will need to do a Vermont Health Connect application on-line, by phone or meet with a navigator.  If your household income increased, you may need to pick a private health plan and apply for financial assistance.  Free in-person help is a vailable  Wednesday June 25th at Readsboro Community Library from 10 to noon and at Stamford Community Library Friday June 27th from 11 to 1pm. 
Playground Fun Lending Library
 Riding your bike or walking over to the library or playground this summer?  Check out our new Playground Fun Lending Library!  We have lots of fun  new equipment  Hula hoops, balls, jump ropes, tennis and badminton racquets and more will be available at the library all summer long.  Just sign out the item during regular public library hours and return it in good condition by closing time that day! 
New College Guides Available
Got a teen in high school? Starting the college search? We just got three new college guides in to help with the process!  The new 2014 version of Fiske guide to Colleges, Collegeboard's Book of Majors and The Insider's guide to Colleges have updated our collection for prospective college students!  We also have pamphlets available regarding financial aid and the Tuition Break program!

Interested in our Environment, food and water issues ?  Join our next meeting of

Action, Books, Community, Discussion and Engagement!
Let us know if you would be interested in a Seed Saving Library here at Stamford, our next project!


New Paint and Carpet make for a New Look in the Library
The Library got  a facelift this summer!  With a new yellow paint job, new carpeting and a bit of rearranging the place looks clean and fresh!  This all couldn't have been accomplished without the help of many volunteers!  There were a total of 30 people who helped move books, shelving, desks and computers into the hall and then move them all back in again(in the correct order!)  Many folks did multiple shifts and some camefor a short time to lend some real muscles when needed.  It was an overwhelming task made fun by the wonderful community members lending a hand!  Our thanks go out to everyone of them!  Come on in and check out our new look and check out a book too! 
Vermont Reads
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Come in and check out a copy of this years Vermont Reads book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  This book won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award this year.  It is a great book for young adults on up and I hope to have mixed ages at our discussion groups! I encourage adults to read this wonderful book about a twelve year old boy with facial deformities trying to make friends in middle school.  It is told with insight and humor through his eyes as well as his sister and his friends.  There will also be a combined program this Fall with a Drury High School English class and a Stamford middle school class to get together for a discussion and project related to the issues in the book.  .
Anytime this summer,  check out a book or DVD from our science cart and receive a FREE ICE CREAM coupon from Friendlys.  Record your summer science exploration and turn in your log at the end of the summer for more cool prizes! While you are at the library make sure to visit our science corner for some neat hands on science activities! 
Thursday June 26th 10:30 am
- Join us for some fun mad science experiments with special guest school cook Patty Erdeski for some edible science.
Thursday July 10th- Science of flight with live birds brought by Michael Clough from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.
Tuesday July 22nd 10:30 at the Readsboro Community Library- Rutland Summer Theater performs The Race to Save the World. 
Stamford Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
July 15th 5pm

1. Call to Order
2. Review Carpet Options
3. Begin planning logistics for re-carpeting procedure
4. close meeting

Stamford Community Library

Board of Trustees

Meeting of July 15, 2014 (unapproved)


Present:  Caroline Burch, Pat Burton and Judith Holmgren.

Call to order at 5:10 pm.



            Brief meeting to move forward decisions about re-carpeting and painting the library prior to school opening the end of August.

            Trustees reviewed carpet options and came to consensus on the selection: Garden Bench. This will be approved by the full vote of the board over the next week.

            Trustees also did a preliminary assessment of what will be involved in removing bookcases, books and other materials from the library to facilitate the carpeting. Burch will draw up a preliminary plan, with input from Community Librarian Trisha Carlson and School Librarian Carol Ethier-Kipp, for the procedure to accomplish this.

            Trustees also need to secure volunteers for the move and the painting, prior to the new carpet being laid down. Trustees will talk to individuals who might be willing to help.


Meeting adjourned at 5:45.


Respectfully submitted,

            Caroline Burch, chairman

Library Hours

Tuesday 9am-3pm  We have added an hour!

Thursday 4pm - 8pm

Friday    11am -3pm

Saturday 9am-12pm 

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ur mission is to promote the enrichment of civic and personal life in the community by providing access to educational, recreational and technological resources in the library as well as through the internet and interlibrary loan.

New Books!
Check out our new titles!
We are always adding new books to our shelves!  Thanks to our book lease program, generous donations and our regular orders, we've got what you want to read.  If you can't find what you are looking for please let us know and we can order it through inter library loan!
 Our latest new arrivals include...

We've got the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth!

Power Play             Danielle Steel
Natchez Burning         David Baldacci
Blossom Street Brides            Debbie Macomber
Cavendon Hall          Barbara Taylor Bradford
Chestnut Street        Maeve Binchy
50 Children            Steven Pressman
New Life,  No Instructions   Gail Caldwell
Things A Little Bird Told Me    Biz Stone
I've Got You Under My Skin   Mary Higgins Clark
Where Courage Calls     Oke
Bully Pulpit Theodore Roosevelt     Goodwin
Valley of Amazement      Tan
Reason I Jump        Higashida
Dirty Love       Dubois
Command Authority        Clancy
Cross My Heart         Patterson
 David and Goliath      Gladwell
Forget Me Not Michaels Lawrence in Arabia        Anderson
Mirage       Cussler
George Washingtons Secret 6 Pesua
Goldfinch   Tartt

Destiny is here!
We have a new automation system that is now going to be available to view from your home!  Now you can view our catalog and see what is available online!  To set up a password to look at your own checkouts please call or stop by the library!

  We've got our own Facebook page! 
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