Medway Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Sept 7, 2004

7:00 p.m.


Attendees:

    MaryAnn Cabibbo
    David Cole, Vice Chairman
    Madalyn Corbett
    Patrick Marshall, Director
    William Roberts, Secretary
    Wendy Rowe, Chairman

Minutes:

  1. Approval of Sept 7, 2004 agenda

  2. Motion to approve the agenda. (MAC1,MC2) passed unanimously

  3. Secretary’s report

  4. Speed reading takes 2 weeks, not 1 as reported in the August minutes.

    Motion to approve August minutes with that change. (MAC1,DC2) passed unanimously

  5. Citizens Speak

  6. None in the flesh. Got a nice thankyou letter from Lisa Hofer.

  7. Budget Report

  8. Targeted lightning strikes and air conditioning repairs have burned through our misc. budget line item. We've got $600 left for the rest of the year.

  9. Director’s Report

  10. Old business

  11. New Business

  12. Next Meeting Oct 5, 2004

  13. The December meeting will likely be the second Tuesday.

    Budget season is looming. Have to start on it next month

  14. Adjournment

  15. 7:58. Motion to adjourn. (MAC1, DC2) Unanimous.


Director’s Report

9/7/04 Trustees Meeting

(August 2004 activity)



As we wind up a very busy summer here at the library, the staff looks forward to getting a breather as we prepare to be at full strength. The staff worked very hard throughout the summer months and I think the library continued to provide quality service despite the staff shortage.


Heating/ Cooling issues as well as Thunderstorms continue to quickly eat away our miscellaneous budget. This is the line item I use for repairs and it has been just about exhausted as of the end of August. I am hopeful that nothing else breaks in the library for the rest of the fiscal year but have brought in a roll of duct tape from home just in case.


The following is a breakdown of Summer Reading activity at the library.

275 Children signed up for the summer reading program.

134 Attended Steve Rudolph Magic Show

16 Children participated in the rain delayed Sidewalk Chalk Drawing.

220 Attended the Rainforest reptile Program

22 Children attended the Garden Craft Time

46 Attended the Ben Rudnick Concert

150 Attended the Elaine Kessler Story Hour

20 Children attended the Harry Potter Party

115 Attended the Pumpernickel Puppets

75 Attended the Activated Storytellers Program

35 Children, on average, attended the weekly Yoga pajama party.

All of this made for one busy summer at the Medway Public Library.




Respectfully submitted,

Patrick W Marshall


Budget Report (as of 8/28/04)
Medway Public Library
Trustees Meeting 9/7/04
Account Start Balance Expen. to date End Balance
Longevity $900.00 $900.00 $-
Salaries Full Time $157,622.00 $14,422.60 $143,199.40
Salaries Part Time $114,174.00 $22,242.17 $91,931.83
Electricity $13,600.00 $3,813.60 $9,786.40
Heating Fuel $6,200.00 $100.16 $6,099.84
Water & Sewer $500.00 $48.49 $451.51
Trash $1,100.00 $- $1,100.00
Miscellaneous $5,000.00 $4,396.48 $603.52
Telephone $1,650.00 $268.53 $1,381.47
Stamps $650.00 $- $650.00
Other Purchased Services $3,300.00 $- $3,300.00
Supplies $6,000.00 $1,474.53 $4,525.47
Supplies Books /periodicals $48,000.00 $6,790.57 $41,209.43
Supplies Media Materials $6,950.00 $662.78 $6,287.22
Dues and Subscriptions $350.00 $- $350.00
In State Travel $550.00 $- $550.00
Total $366,546.00 $55,119.91 $311,426.09




Revolving Fund

$6,670.31




Memorial Donations

$5,660.84




Free Public Library

$50,546.32