Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes-August 18, 2015

Allenstown Public Library

Meeting of the Board of Trustees

August 18, 2015



Call to Order


Present:  Pauline Boutin, Joanne Dufort, Vicki Kneeland, Library InterimDirector Patricia Adams



2015 Appropriations Remaining:  $29913.46  (52.85%)

Non-Lapsing:  $1604.46


Remainder of Dollar General Grant-$9.49 and remainder of WalMart Grant-$21.85 were used to pay for supplies for the End of Summer Reading Party on August 13.

Moose Plate/Windows-We are waiting to hear a date for the contractor to be at the library to start the work.



Summer Reading Program:  The summer reading program was a huge success with 173 children attending 10 different programs over the summer.  Two thousand, five hundred and forty three tickets were turned in for our raffle.  Our readers earned tickets for either one book read or twenty five pages read-quite impressive!  The program was wrapped up on August 13 with twenty five readers coming for ice cream sundaes, a super hero paper doll craft and of course our raffle drawings!


New Meeting

Tuesday, September 15 at 10:30 at the library.



Final Summer Reading Program Party

Calling all Super Readers! Calling all Super Readers! Next week is the last week of our summer reading program. On Tuesday at 1PM we will be celebrating Community Heroes with a craft and fun races and games. And on Thursday, we will be rewarding all of you with free ice cream, a craft and our final raffle drawings! Make sure to write these down on your calendars because you definitely don’t want to miss either one!!!

Be A Hero READ!

2015 Reading Program

Early signup starts Tuesday, 23 June. Fun prize just for signing up. Signup drawing Thursday, July 9.

We have the prizes this summer: tickets to Chucksters, Charmingfare Farm, Liquid Planet Waterpark, NH Motor Speedway tickets, Fisher Cats premium box seat tickets and a first pitch opportunity, super hero LEGO kit and MORE—-Kindle Fire HD 6!

Digital Magazines Now Available

digital magazines

The New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium now offers free digital magazines, officially known as “Nook Periodicals” along side the current collection of eBooks and audiobooks! If you have any questions or need assistance with the process of downloading magazines, stop by the library for our guide or see Debbi for help with your device.

Reading is Our Thing

cat in the hat

Top Reader WINS this Cat in the Hat Plush Toy


Saturday, February 7th is Take Your Child to the Library Day!….Stop in and sign up for our winter reading incentive READING IS OUR THING!

This reading incentive runs from Feb 7th to April 7th. Each picture book or every 25 pages of a juvenile book is worth 1 credit towards the Cat in the Hat Plush Toy.

Watch for Dr. Seuss movie afternoons coming soon to the Library!