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 11 
 on: October 03, 2018, 04:41:35 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
You’ve seen the crowds of Trick-or-Treaters on Main Street!

We at the Library would like to take up a donation of candy for distribution to those folks who live on or near Main Street in the village and so generously open their homes and hearts (and wallets) for Halloween. Donations are welcome from anyone, but especially if you live on a back road and have kids or grandkids, please consider grabbing a bag or two the next time you go shopping!  And thanks.

TO DONATE:  Please bring donations of candy to the library by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT 5:30 PM.
TO RECEIVE:  If you live on or near Main Street in the village and are one of those who gets swamped with kids, please call 849-2420 or email the library at libraryprograms@fwsu.org with your name, address, and phone number BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT 5:30 PM to sign up for a share.  We’d love to help you out!
After the deadline we will divvy up the donations AMONG THOSE WHO SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE A SHARE.  Donation share pick up will be between Oct. 26 - 31st.

 12 
 on: October 03, 2018, 04:39:25 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
You’ve seen the crowds of Trick-or-Treaters on Main Street!

We at the Library would like to take up a donation of candy for distribution to those folks who live on or near Main Street in the village and so generously open their homes and hearts (and wallets) for Halloween. Donations are welcome from anyone, but especially if you live on a back road and have kids or grandkids, please consider grabbing a bag or two the next time you go shopping!  And thanks.

TO DONATE:  Please bring donations of candy to the library by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT 5:30 PM.
TO RECEIVE:  If you live on or near Main Street in the village and are one of those who gets swamped with kids, please call 849-2420 or email the library at libraryprograms@fwsu.org with your name, address, and phone number BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH AT 5:30 PM to sign up for a share.  We’d love to help you out!
After the deadline we will divvy up the donations AMONG THOSE WHO SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE A SHARE.  Donation share pick up will be between Oct. 26 - 31st.

 13 
 on: October 02, 2018, 03:27:41 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
If you want to attend the BFA Farm to School Harvest dinner, please note:  Reservations for take out and dinner close on Monday October 8.  Please call Amy Plog at 849 6711 ( during the school day)soon to reserve your spot for this delicious meal prepared by our  youth.
The menu includes Chicken with pesto ( pesto is optional); roasted BFA farm raised vegetables, creamy turnip casserole; Sally Sweet baked beans; home made apple sauce ( with maple syrup) and vanilla ice-cream with a dribble of maple syrup. 

Pick up that phone and reserve now !

 14 
 on: October 01, 2018, 09:02:20 AM 
Started by Henry - Last post by logical
Does anyone know where in Fairfax?  Is this the large field in the middle of town?  ie - in residential area? 

 15 
 on: September 30, 2018, 12:35:14 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Click on the following link for details:

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 16 
 on: September 29, 2018, 11:55:08 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
September 13, 2018
Call To Order
Meeting called to order by Pat Gallant at 6:30 pm.
Present: Pat Gallant, Eric Foreman, Ellen Holmes-Henry, Emily DiGiulio, and Chris Fearon.

Approval of Minutes of Sept. 4, 2018 meeting
The minutes of the September 4th meeting were approved unanimously.

Updates
Library Updates from Interim Library Director
Pat explained to Emily the membership of the the Joint Board. The five voting members of the Joint Library Board include the chair of the library trustees, the secretary of the library trustees, two representatives from the School Board, and a representative from the Select Board. A school principal, the school librarian and the town librarian attend, and other library trustees can attend if they wish, but do not vote. In advance of the meeting, Emily should communicate with the school librarian, and also notify Pat of agenda items for the joint board meeting, which is scheduled for October 11.

Eric and Emily met regarding the budget and library accounts and had a fruitful discussion with Town Clerk/Treasurer Deb Woodward.

Emily has been working on the budget and the process for paying bills. The process will be streamlined so that after receiving the invoice from the library director, Deb Woodward will mail the payment after cutting the check.
 
A related issue discussed was tracking library expenditures, which has been done by both the town treasurer and the library director. Eric suggested that Deb Woodward share her report with the library director monthly or as requested. Everyone agreed that this was a good plan. It was agreed it would still be a good idea for the library director to have a method for basic accounting of expenditures through saving invoices, journaling, or whatever method the director chooses. The programming budget was also mentioned, and will be addressed as part of the reconfiguration of library jobs.

Emily, Elizabeth and Nicole (all community library staff) attended ALICE training with school staff. Emilly brought a sheet listing procedures for the school and library she received at that training. Pat brought up the safety procedures guide she and Debbie Landauer worked on for procedures after school hours, and not covered by school policies. It was suggested that this  guide should be merged with ALICE information.  Pat will look at how that might be done. Ellen also reported that she had met with the SRO (School Resource Officer) and that he had an impressive background for the job.

Emily left the meeting to return to her duties in the library.

New Business
Future Staffing Structures
Pat shared her discussion with Town Manager Brad Docheff about potential staffing structures and whether the library director should be a salaried or hourly position. The upshot was that Brad felt that if there isn’t a compelling reason to make a change, then don’t. He also said the board should think carefully about staffing needs. One idea suggested was to have two full-time positions in the library, but we should map out what that would look like and whether all of our needs would be met, It was agreed that consideration of other library positions should wait until a permanent library director is hired so that we could

Create job description and classified ad. 
Discuss hiring process
We developed a timeline and process for hiring the new library director as follows:
•   Submit ad by Wednesday, Sept. 19
•   Ad to appear in print and online ads for Seven Days on Sept. 25
•   Ad will run for two weeks
•   Ellen will submit the ad to Seven Days; Chris will submit to the Vermont  Libraries Organization
•   Application deadline will be October 18.

Ellen and Chris worked extensively on drafting a job description and sent it out to board members prior to the meeting. There was also some discussion and feedback of the job ad. Chris will create a final version of the job ad and job description further before sending it to the rest of the board member for review to meet the posting deadline of Sept. 19th

Eric will set up an account for receiving the applications.

Set Next Trustee Meeting Date
The next Trustee meeting will be Thursday, October 18.  We will begin work on the budget and also review applications for Library Director.

Agenda for Joint Board Meeting
Pat will contact all Joint Board members to solicit agenda items for the Joint Board meeting, scheduled for 6:30 on October 11.

Progress on Library Safety Procedures Document
Pat accepted the ALICE document from Emily and will review it.  (See Library updates above.)

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Chris Fearon, Board Trustee

 17 
 on: September 27, 2018, 07:16:58 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

 18 
 on: September 18, 2018, 01:10:45 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

Donna R. Varricchione, 70, of State College, died Sunday, September 16, 2018, at home.

Born March 29, 1948, in Montpelier, VT, she was the daughter of the late Walter Vincent and Marian Haseltine Grace. On August 10, 1968 in Burlington, VT, she married James Vincent Varricchione.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, James, and her mother, Marian Grace, of State College, Donna is survived by three children, Karen Wayment and her husband, Shawn, of Castle Rock, CO, Lia Racette and her husband, Brandon, of Centre Hall, and Brian Varricchione and his wife, Rachel, of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren, Kristen and Brenna McDowell of Castle Rock, CO, Isabella, Lucas, and Annelise Racette of Centre Hall, and Rose and Nina of Portland, OR; seven siblings, Alice Mabry and her husband, Jeff, of Spartanburg, SC, Kathy Duval and her husband, Mike, of Branchville, SC, Susan McCarney and her husband, David, of Belleville, MI, Robert Grace and his wife, Patricia, of Petersburg, NY, Thomas Grace of Rouses Point, NY, Steven Grace and his wife, Carol, of Canton, GA, and Margaret May of Irmo, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

Donna graduated from Burlington High School in 1966 and attended the University of Vermont from 1966-1967.

Donna was a secretary at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Fairfax, VT from 1993 until her retirement in 2006. She was an enthusiastic gardener. Donna loved walking State College's walking paths and neighborhoods. She truly enjoyed her monthly coffee group. She was also volunteer at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Donna had an immense love for her family, and was devoted in the care for her mother.
A mass will be at 10:30a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, with Rev. Antony Sudherson officiating.

Burial will be in Pine Hall Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Gabriel Project, c/o Our Lady of Victory Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801, with checks made payable to "The Gabriel Project/OLV", in memory of Donna R. Varricchione

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.

 19 
 on: September 17, 2018, 06:46:20 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
Tuesday, September 18, 9:30-10:30am: Preschool Story Hour
Join us for themed stories, songs, and activities for ages 0-6. No registration necessary for Story Hour.

Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-7:30p: Tea and Bristles
Perfect for all skill levels, Julie Griffis leads this painting class through step-by-step instructions to create a masterpiece. This month’s piece will be a painting of autumn woods. Recommended ages 16+. Cost is $25 for materials and snacks. Drop ins welcome.

Wednesday, September 19, 3-4pm: Crafternoon: Fidgets
Kids ages 6+ will make a variety of fidgets and stress balls. Must register.

Thursday, September 20, 6:30-7:30: Family STEAM Night- Vegetable Science
Did you know a potato can power a light bulb? If you dissect a bean, what will you find on the inside? How many seeds does a pumpkin have in it? Find out the answers to all these questions at Family STEAM Night. Join us for this great family program, where each month parents and children visit stations with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and/or Math (STEAM) activities. Please register.

To register for any programs at the Fairfax Community Library call 849-2420 or email Nicole Vance at libraryprograms@fwsu.org

 20 
 on: September 17, 2018, 03:10:51 PM 
Started by mkr - Last post by mkr
RSVPing is to email Graham at graemewalford@hotmail.com

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