Library Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - February 12, 2014


Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Brockway Memorial Library was held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Present were Library Director Elizabeth Esper, and board members Cheryl Gowing, Henry Harnage , Antonie Downs, Jennifer Quinton, Donna Hurtak and guest Paula Xanthopoulou.

1.         Guest Paula Xanthupoulou briefed us on previous fundraising campaigns. She gave us her insight from her experience heading the campaign for the last library building campaign.

2.     Minutes  The minutes of the January meeting were accepted as amended. Motion to accept was made by Henry Harnage and seconded by Antonie Downs. All were in favor.

3.         Old Business

  • Parking Meters– Cheryl spike with Susan Ackley of the Fine Arts Commission to confirm their participation in the effort. She reported that Maria Taddeo and Michael Stock were appointed to the task force to coordinate the effort with the Library.


         4.         New Business

  • A motion to amend the policy on smoking in the library was amended to include Electronic Cigarettes. Henry Harnage made the motion and Antonie Downs seconded it. All were in favor.
  • Circulation Stats

Items Circulated – 4,902

New Items Processed - 289

Items Withdrawn - 39

Items Repaired – 27

  • Community Alliance Report – Henry Harnage attended the Community Alliance meeting; BML was the “host”. Henry reported that the net profit for the gala was Approximately $54,000. BML has submitted a grant application for the amount of $1,000 for the children’s programs.

5.       Financial Report

            The financial report was approved as presented

The next meeting will be March 12, 2014; the meeting was adjourned at 10:31 am

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Quinton