From: Marjorie Morse
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 7:54 AM
Subject: NPL Friends Meeting Minutes for July 10, 2006
NPL Friends Meeting
July 10, 2006
Carole Barker Kate Engle
Martha Barrett Tom Engle
Ken Bateman Ian Hyams
Judy Blachek Stephanie Hyams
Joe Dionne Marjorie Morse
Tina Donovan Liz Ullrich
From Chelmsford Friends Group:
NEXT MEETING: Monday, August 14, 7:00 PM, Media Wing
Chelmsford, MA Friends Group
Michaud and Madeleine Needles met with us to discuss their experiences with the
· Recommend having both a Membership Chair and a Publicity DRI
· Link from Library main page to Friends page
· Members don’t receive anything for larger donations
· Chelmsford Friends pays for most, if not all, of the library’s programs
· Donate between $30-50,000 a year to the library (make $25K from book sale and $10-15K from membership)
· Their book sale is a huge community event
o Held the 3rd weekend in September, 3 days long
o Middlesex House of Correction moves the books to the gymnasium where the sale is held
o Individually price all hard cover books
o Important to sort by topic
o If someone helps on Thursday set-up night, they get first crack at the books
o They notify all the book dealers of the sale
Advertise on the library website,
on cable TV, on a national web site for book sales in the
o Get rid of books ahead of time that are old, moldy, old medical, etc.; also box them up and go to 3rd world countries
o Hook up book sale with another big event in the town
o Signage in town is very important
Review of June Minutes: Accepted.
Treasurer’s Report: Accepted.
Current balance in account is $4079.22. In June we collected $623.15 from daily book sales. (That you to Liz for her dedicated sorting and shelving activity!)
Membership – At 58.
Tina Donovan has volunteered to be Treasurer. Nominated and accepted.
Advisory Fundraiser at the
Judy is speaking to Rotary West on July 18.
Director’s Update (Joe Dionne)
· Babies and Books program is very popular
· Summer programs (Bach’s lunch, films, concerts, etc.) available due to donations
Trustee’s filed a petition on June
30 with probate court to ask consideration to sell
Stephanie Hyams has taken pictures of the library to render her version on a quilt. We will also have other items (book bags, etc.) that we can raffle, perhaps at concerts on the common, or at another town event like the Holiday Stroll.
19 copies of
Our Fall Book Sale will be held October 13/14.
We agreed to fund the following Humanities Council Ideas:
· Surveillance in Post 9/11 World
· A Conservation with John James Audubon
Membership tracking software – table for now.
Tax-free status – Board will meet separately to review.
Need more shelves in our sorting room.
Action Item review:
Create sign for Friends table at functions
Make pricing stickers
Ask Rotary West for donation for Museum passes
Figure out when and how to raffle items
Talk to garden committee and Friends funding edging for garden outside library
Send budget information to Joe for presentation to Rotary West