Minutes – June 6, 2023

Library Conference Room
4 p.m.
Members present: Kathy Seibert, Anne Benson, Tulli Kerstetter, Jared Boudreaux, Peggy
1. Call to order 4 pm
2. Minutes from May meeting as emailed – Kathy moved to accept the minutes and Anne seconded. All approved. Tulli noted as a correction that Amy did not ask about the Englehart prints last month, it was Miriam.
3. Guest requests – none
4. Proxy/e-mail votes – none
5. Correspondence – none
6. Financial report – Laurie was not present nor was a financial report sent to the board members by the time of this meeting.
7. Library Director’s report (see report for details) – Jared recapped the May 26 open house, which was held in order to highlight various programs the library has to offer, and about 40-50 people attended. SER worker Dearle Ricker is now at the Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Two armchairs for the children’s room will be arriving as a donation from the Telluride library. Prepping for the summer reading program and other events for all ages has begun. A “bubble and foam” party is being planned in the yard for the kids in the summer reading program. The little free library is up, but painting and staining of the structure has not been completed. A plastic rocking chair at the little free library has been purchased for those who wish to sit and read at the same spot. Upon review of emergency plans for the library, the children’s room is problematic, with no door out, so a new “smart” electronic doorknob replaced the old knob so every staff’s thumbprint can open the door and a code for parents posted. An exit directly out the building is also being considered. Updating the HVAC system may have to wait as only one very high bid has been received. Maybe a piecemeal retrofit rather than total revamp should be undertaken. Kathy recommended the A.O. Smith brand name products for the new system. The library yard is looking a big ragged, and Jared may need to prompt Wild Iris to address the weeds.
Finally, Jared brought up an item that has been discussed in prior months, i.e., new staff office chairs. He estimates about $1800 for 8 chairs. He also wondered if Friends would be willing to pay for shirts to be handed out to those who finish the summer reading program — around $300. Friends indicated their willingness to pay for both the chairs and the shirts when exact figures are obtained.
8. Membership report – Kathy entered the latest membership/donation of $300 from liquor store.
9. Book Maven report – Although Miriam was not in attendance, she had emailed Anne about there being fewer book donations lately, although there will be lots of new books for the July book sale. She is also all caught up on sorting.
10. Old business
Jersey Jim auction – Friends will receive $475 from David Peyton of Mancos as the winning bid.
Mancos Days Book Sale and Social – 27-29th of July.
11. New business
MailChimp – Anne had to pay $13 for an upgrade for one month to send out a newsletter to over 1000 emails for the Jersey Jim Auction, which was over the free limit. She sold another book on Amazon for $19 but cost $5 to ship.
Half Marathon Date – October 14. Jared needs to reserve the community room and request a liquor license for the event.
12. Adjourn at 4:35 pm.
Next meeting: July 11, 2023 – Conference Room