March 6, 2019

Union Free Public Library Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 3-6-19
 Members present: Ellen Silbermann, Rose Novak, Bertha Syphers, Ed Capomacchio, Karen Calabrese, Library Director Cailin Rae, and Assistant Librarian Donna Jellen
 
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:17 p.m. 
 
Secretary’s Report • The Dec. 12, 2018 minutes were read. Bertha Syphers made a motion to approve the minutes. Ed Capomacchio seconded the motion, and it passed. 
 
Old Business • Hoopla update: Cailin Rae reported that the Hoopla Launch/Open House held on Jan. 26 was a successful event with over 50 visitors to the library. Cailin supplied 16 new library cards to patrons. Visitors enjoyed coffee and hot chocolate while learning about the library’s new online service, Hoopla. 
 New Business • Summer Reading: the 2019 Summer Reading theme is “Universe of Stories.” The board brainstormed ideas for the kickoff event. The summer reading kickoff is at Union Elementary School.  • UFPL Bylaws: Ellen Silbermann made a motion to remove Policies and Procedures from the Bylaws and create a separate document. Ed Capomacchio seconded the motion, and it passed. The board reviewed and revised Articles 1- 5 of the Bylaws.
 Treasurer’s Report • Cailin Rae presented the February expense report. It was reviewed by the board. 
 
Librarians’ Report • Cailin plans to hold Saturday library programs with snacks, stories, and crafts for upcoming celebrations such as Earth Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
 
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. 
 
 
Ellen Silbermann made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 p.m. Bertha Syphers seconded the motion. It passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Rose Novak, Secretary