Clifton Community Library
Board of Trustees Minutes
September 21, 2021

Present: President Cindy Whitmore, Nicole Curry, Don Lashomb, Director Sandra Griffin, Heather Nichols, Marilyn Zimber.
Absent: Kathy Gill, JoAnn Young.

The meeting was held in the Community Room and called to order at 5:59 pm by President Cindy Whitmore.

Public Comment:
Marilyn says Julie wonders when the pavilion curtains will come down. Cindy says it will happen when she and Butch have time.

The Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development group will use our pavilion for their upcoming meeting early next month, and the
curtains should be up for them, at least.

Friends of the Library Report:
Marilyn says the Friends will have a book sale next summer. Unsold books were given to DANC to take care of.

We have received two thank-yous, one from the Waddington Library for our donation and one from Clifton-Fine Central School.

Minutes of the previous meeting are approved:
Motion by Don, seconded by Nicole.

Financial Report is accepted. Going forward we will ty to add more categories to clarify certain things, so as to avoid confusions (ex. office supplies were classified under “collections”). Sandy is working with Therese on this.

Report of the Library Director was accepted.

Old Business

Pandemic response update: No real change since last time.
We will be presenting the town with our 2022 budget. Sandy will attend the town board meeting.
The Storywalks have been taken down.
We’ve had 23 new patrons registered since January 1.
Our new copier will be installed next month (October 4).

New Business
Trustees approve of the new NCLS plan.
We will be ordering a few Playaway devices (portable all-in-one audiobooks). Each device requires a triple-A battery. We will start out with two or three and see how they go. Initially they’ll be classified as “new items” and will have a two-week loan period, and will then be
changed to three-week loans.
The Friends would like to buy some Masterpiece Theater DVDs, if we could pick some out.
Our brochure is out of date; Heather has updated it.
At our next board meeting Sandy will resign as director and her last day will be December 1. She will recommend that Heather become the next director. From then on Sandy will work as an assistant librarian will help Heather out in certain capacities. The trustees have expected this

Next monthly meeting: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:39 pm. Motion by Don, seconded by Nicole.

Don Lashomb