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November 2017 Trustees Minutes

November 2017 Trustees Minutes

Swanton Public Library

Board of Trustees

November 8, 2017


The regular meeting of the Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees was held on, Wednesday, November 8, 2017. In attendance at the meeting were:

Kathy Kneebone, Secretary

Paul Foisy, Trustee, via phone

Kathy Messier, Treasurer

Michelle Beaulieau, Director

  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:06
  2. Motion to accept the October minutes (KM/KK motion and second) motion passed.
  3. Kathy Messier presented the Treasurer’s Report. Motion to accept (KK/PF motion and second) motion passed.
  4. Director’s Report:  1855 patrons visited the library this month with 999 items checked out or renewed. Story hour had 48 children and 33 adults attending this month, and other usual programs continue with good numbers. The Marina Cohen author visit packed the library with 125 children and 25 adults from all area schools (Swanton, Highgate, Franklin and Sheldon) attending. Casper’s Attic gave away 12 costumes, and Halloween in the park had over 350 children receive a book. David’s new Dungeons and Dragons Youth program meets after school and has 4 children. The SPL Book Club has for adults, and the Old School Book Club has 6 adults attending. Reader’s Theater has 18 children each Thursday and soon a Tuesday after school STEAM program will begin because Crossroads isn’t for everyone.
  5. Board Issues: Discussion of proposed budget, Kathy Messier let us know that we have been asked to show our Money Market on our budget, and John Lavoie suggested that we add a building fund into the budget. The overall budget has a decrease of 1%, but salaries have increased. This is due to the line item vote that increased our Children’s Librarian from a part time, to full time position.                                                                A motion was made to authorize Sven to move $12,085 from our cash account to our money market account. (PF/KK motion and second) motion passed.                                                     December Programs include Cookies on 12/2 and St. Nicholas’s Shoes date and info TBA.

Harry Potter Night will be in February.

Makerspace, Adopt a Book Fundraising and Food Bank collections have been tabled.


  1. The meeting was adjourned at 8:22. The Next scheduled Board meeting is  December 13,  2017.



Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Kneebone, Secretary



















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