Nesmith Library Board Trustees Minutes

December 13, 200

Present:   Sharon Scannell, Chairman, Mary Lee Underhill, Vice-Chair, Joan Griffin, Recording Secretary, Chris Monterio, Treasurer, Carl Heidenblad, Director, Richard Koeck, member,  Diane Mayr, Lois Freeston, Assistant Directors.  Lorraine Bain and Pat Skinner were excused.

Chairman, Sharon Scannell, called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.

Minutes:   The minutes were approved as written for the November meeting.

Correspondence:  None


Financial:   Chris Monterio reported that 84 % of the budget has been spent and

                     91.7 % of the year has elapsed.     

Director:   Carl presented his monthly report for December 2005.

        Circulation:  Novemberís circulation leveled a bit with a 4.6% increase from 2004. (November 2004 was a 3000 item (25.2% increase) from 2003).  The library is seeing an increase of nearly 13% for the year to date compared to last year.

        As of November 30th, the library has exceeded last yearís circulation of 144,000+ items by more than 6000 items.

        Sunday Circulation:  Has slowed down in the last part of December.

        Registration:  Currently stands at 7992.

        Statistics:  Statistics for October showed that 12, 850 items were circulated with 7,992 registered patrons; there were 6,371 visits to the library, 389 internet users and 98.62 volunteered hours.  Our collection size is 74,543

        Weekend Associates: In the process of interviewing replacement candidates.

        Annual Report: The directorís annual report was reviewed.   

             Building Property and Maintenance:

        Driveway Signs and Directionals:  Not yet completed. Will need to revisit this in the spring when the weather will be cooperating.

        Book Drop:  Ready for installation.

        Lighting Project: We have one bid from Phillips Brothers Electric. Steve Beaulieu from Electricman will be bringing in sample fixtures and a quote.


        Annual Dinner:  The Annual Dinner for the Trustees and Staff has been rescheduled to Friday, February 10, 2006 at 5 pm at Nesmith Library.

        Annual Report:  The Trustees Annual Report was reviewed.

        3 Year Plan:  The 3 Year was updated for 2006.

        Warrant:  The warrant article for the upcoming Town Meeting was discussed.


        Lighting Project:  See Directorís report.


        Library Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2005

 ADJOURNED:   The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Joan Griffin

Draft subject to approval