June 9, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Friends Meeting June 9, 2016

Attending:  Jean Ackerly, Erin Tuomi, Dick Passeri, Maureen Haley, Tammy Cotter, Belen Wieler-Hawes, Pat Olson and Pam Myers-Kinney                                                                                       


Erin Tuomi has accepted the position as Newbury Town Library Assistant Director.  The Children’s Librarian position is being posted on MA Board of Libraries.  Pam Myers-Kinney accepted position of Treasurer of the Friends of the Newbury Town Library.  Dick Passeri was re-elected to Board of Trustees for 3 year term.

Fundraising ideas for next year included a Jazz Brunch, Matinees of TED talks, a Do-It-Yourself Festival. We need more promotion of AmazonSmile.  Discussed having ‘swag’ made at Café Press with the Friends Logo. Berkshire vending machine will be too costly to pursue.

          The Library is need of, and looking for, a Grant Writer and the Friends will put the word out for them as well.  Belen has a friend that she will ask about possibly working on 2 or 3 Grants.  Another idea would be to having the Friends look into having someone attend a course on Grant Writing.

The Friends are looking to hold a Membership drive as it has been decreasing.  Erin asked for a Friends member to talk about the Friends Membership during half day movies and Julie Maneikis along with Tammy Cotter will do that.  Tammy will create a letter to be mailed to past Friends, who are no longer members, and offer a coupon for a free book from the Book Sale Room.

The Friends received a nice thank you from NES Grows for our plant donations and the hosta plants that were donated to the Library are going to be planted in front of the building by the DPW and improve that area immensely!  

The shelves are installed in the Book Sale Room – Huge thank you to Tammy Cotter for making it a beautiful space, and to the Trustees for their donation of a portion of the costs.

Maureen Haley, President