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LARCHMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES OF MEETING

JANUARY 13, 2010

Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on January 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.Present were Board Chair Miriam Curnin; Trustees David Birch, Pamela Dubitsky, Maureen LeBlanc, Joan Macfarlane, John McGarr and Carolyn Parlato; and Library Director Diane Courtney.The Board welcomed former LPL Chair William T. Dentzer, Jr. and Labor Attorney Thomas Marcoline.

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 6:35 p.m. to discuss personnel issues and reconvened the regular Board meeting at 8:10 p.m.

The Board reviewed the minutes of the Board meetings of December 3 and December 9, 2009.Upon motion of Trustee Macfarlane, seconded by Trustee Parlato, the minutes were unanimously approved as presented.

The schedules of bills dated January 4, 2010 and January 13, 2010 were reviewed and unanimously approved by the Board upon motion of Trustee Birch, seconded by Trustee McGarr after discussion.The Board noted that the professional fees that should be charged to the Childrens Room Renovation fund have not yet been moved from the operating fund and directed the Library Director to remind Village Treasurer Brucciani to effect this.The Board received the performance report dated January 01, 2010.

In the absence of the Friends Liaison, the Director updated the Board on highlights from the January 12th 2010 Friends Board meeting.The Friends reported 621 active members, including 23 new members.A full complement of programs is planned for the first five months of 2010; all promise to be outstanding.In addition, the Museum Pass program and the attendant Tixkeeper software is in place; members of both the Friends and the Library boards will be asked to trial the new program so any problems, bugs or kinks can be worked out.The Director noted that June Hesler and Liam Hegarty have been very involved with establishing this program and have done the lions share of the work, with commendable results.The Friends have also agreed to underwrite the cost of eco-bags, which will be sold at the librarys circulation desk in lieu of the plastic bags handed out.

The Director asked for approval of the discard of the nonfunctioning 1993 microfilm reader which has a dollar value of $0.Upon motion of Trustee Parlato, seconded by Trustee Dubitsky, the Board unanimously moved to discard that piece of equipment after ascertaining that the Library maintains another microfilm reader-printer that is both newer and in working condition.

The Board unanimously approved the calendar of Board meetings for 2010, and the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.The next regular meeting of the Board will be 6:30 p.m. on February 10, 2010.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane Courtney

Library Director