Serving the informational needs of the City on the Lakes 
December 8, 2016

Laconia Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

December 8, 2016

Volpe Conference Room





Call to Order:  Laconia Public Library Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting in Volpe Conference Room. Chairman John Moriarty called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.


Present: James Anderson, John Perley, Liz Rosenfeld, Bob Selig, Glenn Smith and Director Randy Brough. Alternates Nadine Jordan and Linda Phelps.  Not Present:  Kimberly Danosi, and City Council Liaison Brenda Baer. Chairman seated Alternate Phelps for Kim Danosi.




Secretary’s Report: 

Minutes of November 3, 2016 approved. Motion Selig; Second: Rosenfeld



Treasurer’s Report: Financial report for October was discussed and approved. Motion: Selig; Second: Anderson Unanimous

Checking account balance is $2650.00

2017-2018 library budget was reviewed. Under mandate to increase operating budget by no more than 1%. Director will submit budget that includes $1,000.00 increase for internet services and $2000.00 for programming.


Technology / STEM:   

STEM kit exploration was held Monday evening, 11/14. Kits will be available for check out in January.

Liz brought Bee-Bots for a library program after school, 12/6.

Timber rattlesnake program was held 11/10.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center is presenting a program “Living and Working in Space” 1/10.

Mount Washington Observatory will be visiting in March.

Hour of Code program 1/17.

Loraine has contacted Holy Trinity faculty about teaching STEM.



Lois Brady began working as a library assistant on 11/28.

Amanda Alwyn began working as library assistant on 12/5.



Director’s Report: 

Distributed copies of a recent Wall Street Journal article (recommended by Olie) entitled “The Need to Read”, a powerful argument for the value of reading.

Purl Jam knitting group is knitting winter hats for teens.

City of Laconia is in the process of selecting a company to re-design the current city website. City IT Specialist Nick Cantara would like to include all departments in the re-design process. There is no charge to the library to participate. Consensus of Board is to not be involved at this time.


Old Business:

Board voted to transfer $200,000.00 from the General Fund of Laconia Public Library Trust Account to the Cultural Arts Center of the Lakes Region. Motion: Anderson; Second: Selig




Upcoming meetings: January 26; March 23; April 27; May 25; June 22 at 5:00pm in Volpe Room.


Meeting adjourned at 6:40pm.


Respectfully submitted,