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President: Jane Yagerhofer
Vice President: Dan Belletti
Secretary: Walter Fries
Treasurer: Sharon Skrapits
Other Members: Judy Odenwelder, Amanda Millhouse, Mike Maines

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Northampton Area Public Library
Board of Trustees
Meeting minutes for April 13, 2016

Present at meeting:  Dan Belletti, Sharon Skrapits, Mike Manes, Amanda Milhouse, Judy Odenwelder, Susan Sentz, Karen Hein, Walter Fries

Meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Dan Belletti

A presentation was made by Kristen Edelmman-Weiner, a representative from Thrivent Financial.  They would like to offer the library a gift of $250 for use on a specific project of our choice.

This month’s staff presentation was made by Susan.  She discussed the various online databases available from the library such as; Zinio, Overdrive, eComics, Universal Class, and Tumblebooks.

Old Business:
The Website Committee reported that all content for the new website has been sent to Library Market. The format has been changed from a small library to a Drupel website. The launch date is still scheduled for May 13.

Operators Report:
A job listing has been posted online for the staff opening. There has been many responses.  Nazareth Door has been scheduled to replace the back door.  Karen informed the Board that the Library needs a replacement for the backup tapes.  Some options were discussed.

Directors Report:
Susan reported that the library’s email host will be changing.  The program from the Center for Visual Loss has been scratched.  Barb and Susan will be starting a cookbook club. Susan has applied for a grant from Walmart for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  She discussed mistakes on the list for the annual drive letter.  The mosaic from the NAHS art students is coming to the library, and a spot was picked to place it.  In the face of the state budget situation, opening on Fridays has been postponed. Susan informed the Board that she is looking at hiring 2 part time librarians and for temporary position for the summer to help our FTE’s.

New Business: 
Mike suggested using email for our annual drive letter since it is free.  Judy suggested trying it for a year to see what kind of return we get.

Motion to adjourn was made by Mike and seconded by Sharon.

Respectfully Submitted
Walter D. Fries