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LARCHMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF SPECIAL LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

FEBRUARY 27, 2009

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on Friday, February 27, 2009. The meeting was convened at 9:30AM.Present were Board Chair Miriam Curnin, Trustees Joan Macfarlane, Maureen LeBlanc, Pamela Tillinghast Dubitsky and Carolyn Parlato; Architect Richard Hein; John O'Malley; and Library Director Diane Courtney. Mari Mitarotonda and Bill Devine from Library Interiors joined the group later, as did Librarian Rebecca Eller.

The Board reviewed and approved the termination letter for WB Engineering prepared by Village Attorney Jim Staudt.  It also discussed re-vitalizing the committee that planned the KidFest to plan opening day event(s) for the Childrens Room. It is hoped that Trustees Dubitsky and Macfarlane will work with this committee: Nancy Donovan will be the Librarys liaison.

In accordance with a suggestion made to Diane Courtney by Richard Hein, it authorized the Director to explore the feasibility of a split system for the Technical Services area.

With the addition of the Library Interiors personnel and Architect Hein, the discussion turned to the architecture of the room. Designs for the gazebo were received but, after much discussion, will be revised in accordance with suggestions from the architect and board. The Library board approved the drawings for the puppet theatre. It also selected one of the sketches for trees, looked at end panels and shelving and discussed wood stains. Final decisions on colors will be made only after carpet is selected. There was a lengthy discussion about the carpet type, colors and number of patterns to be selected. The Board selected one chair and asked that a sample be made available. Throughout the lengthy discussion, likes and dislikes were established, suggestions eliminated, and progress made!

Library Interiors will try to put colors together, send drawings for the circ desk and other furniture. They promised this by March 20, although they were advised that March 13 is a preferable date.

At the end of the meeting, Mari accompanied the Library Director for a walk-through of the space, and recommended that carpet types be kept to 2 or at most a well coordinated 3.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:25PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Courtney
Library Director