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August 8, 2007 Trustees of the Gale Library Minutes
         Gale Library Trustees Meeting Minutes

DATE:                   August 8, 2007
PLACE:                  Gale Library
TIME:                           9:00a.m.
CALL TO ORDER:  9:03a.m.
ROLL CALL:              Marilyn Landry, chairperson; Carol Szot,
                                treasurer; Terry Caswell, library director;
                                Sally Woodman, secretary, and Irene Nally
                                Friends of the Library

SECRETARY’S REPORT:             Read and accepted as amended.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT:      Read and accepted.

TREASURER’S REPORT:                     Read and accepted.

-       We received a letter from the Rockingham Planning Commission concerning the Newton Capital Improvements Program. The letter requested a summary of any projects, needed within six years that would exceed $5,000.  After much discussion, it was decided that Terry would get a diagnostic evaluation of our well system including a quote on hot topping the area as the well is beneath out hot topped area. Our roof has leaked recently and has been patched. It is thought that a new roof will be needed soon. The Trustees will revisit this issue during the next meeting.
-       The three policies; 1. Library Rules and Behavior, 2. Donations and, Unattended Children policies were all amended and approved.
-       The cell phone policy was reviewed and signed.
-       Terry Caswell obtained quotes for the new computers and after they have been perused by two computer literate people, one will be chosen at the September meeting.
-       Official signatures were placed on the policies discussed at the July meeting.

-It is felt that a policy regarding the library’s bulletin boards is    needed. Terry has researched other libraries for their policies. She brought them to the meeting for the board to look over. Each board member took an example home to evaluate and a decision will be make at the September meeting.
- Changing the wording of the Fines category was found to be unnecessary.
- During the September 12th meeting the, “Interlibrary Loan Policy and the Library Card Policy will be examined.

ADJOURNMENT: 11:30a.m.