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 on: June 26, 2018, 06:19:49 PM 
Started by Library Assistant - Last post by Library Assistant
New DVDs
The Derby Stallion
The Post
Arctic Tale
The Street We Live On!
A Snoodle’s Tale
The Best of Elmo
Over the Hedge
Hammy’s Nutty-Fun DVD
Island at War

 on: June 26, 2018, 12:23:53 PM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Unapproved Minutes
Fairfax Community Library Trustees’ Meeting
June 21, 2018

The meeting was called to order by chair Pat Gallant.  Also present were: Debbie Landauer (Director) and trustees Christina Fearon, Eric Foreman, Liz Griffin, and Ellen Holmes-Henry.

The minutes of the May 10 meeting were reviewed.  Chris made a motion to accept the minutes and the board voted approval.

Eric reported that the savings account held $1836.07, and the checking $357.83.  A motion by Liz was made to accept the report and the motion passed.

There was neither correspondence nor public input. 

At 6:35 the board voted to go into Executive Session to discuss various staffing issues.
The board came out of Executive Session at 6:50.

Eric was unable to attend the last facilities committee meeting, but will seek out the minutes of the last meeting. He anticipates attending the next meeting. 

Debbie reported that the summer reading program, whose theme is “Libraries Rock,” currently has over 100 youth signed up to participate. 
She also indicated that she was delighted to be able to bring some books to a patron who was unable to come to the library. 
Debbie attended a Vermont Library Association Board retreat.
Currently Debbie is working on wrapping up the budget for the fiscal year which ends on June 30.
The program planner will, at the start of the summer, work an additional 2 hours, bringing  the total weekly hours  to fourteen.   
A Laptime Storytime, to be held one Saturday per month  will begin in July.  This is a story time targeted at babies still in arms! 

Nicole, the program planner, has developed an extensive summer program around the Reading Program theme, Libraries Rock. The kickoff event will be two children’s plays put on by the Backpack Theatre. The finale will be held August 8 and will feature the Modern Times Theatre.
In keeping with the theme, the library will be giving out kazoos at the 4th of July parade.

New Business
Pat and Ellen met with principal John Tague with concerns about the need to buzz the public into the library and how that system would be managed and he e-mailed Pat recently.  He said that they have talked about adding the buzzer to the new office area and it should be fine. He won't have any concrete answer or plan until they get bids back on the construction.

Debbie handed out an emergency procedures document for all the trustees to view. 
Pat and Debbie will meet to review Highgate Library’s emergency preparedness statement to determine if it could be adapted to meet our needs.

On another note, Debbie handed out digital contact information for Brad Docheff, the Town Manager, should any trustees’ care to contact him.

Chris Fearon and Eric Foreman will be working to create a Trustee Community Library Survey.  Chris will meet with Lara Keenan seeking information and ideas about the process of constructing and distributing the completed survey document.  One thing it will solicit from the community are ideas about what  Fairfax citizens think the library could be doing in and for the community at large. Further, the survey would help the trustees discern what folks might want to see in the library.  And, it is hoped  that individuals who are not library patrons my help the trustees learn how they might include them in the life of the library.

Data gathered from the survey will also be used in the development of the next five year strategic plan.

A brief discussion was held about the efficacy of a trustee and/or the director attending selectboard meetings on a quarterly basis.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05.
The next trustees’ meeting will be held August 23rd

Respectfully submitted

Elizabeth Griffin, secretary.

 on: June 26, 2018, 10:52:47 AM 
Started by Barbara - Last post by Barbara
The Vermont House met yesterday to reconsider the vote taken in the last minutes of June 22nd; literally as it was closing on midnight of that day. After the introduction and consideration of three amendments H16 was passed to the Senate on a voice vote with the amendment proposed by Representative Toll. The House concurred with the Senate with three instances of amendment. These were considered minor edits by the Senate and the House proposal was accepted on a voice vote. The Senate suspended the rules to allow rapid passage of the bill to the Governor’s desk, where it arrived Monday afternoon. A statement has been released by several news media and posted on Governor Phil Scott’s official Vermont website that he will allow the bill to become law without his signature. The property tax rate battle will be fought anew in the next biennium.

 on: June 26, 2018, 08:10:35 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth
Just for July, the Fairfax Food shelf will be open on TUESDAY July 3 9-12 and TUESDAY July 10 from 9-12!
We will be open on the 4th Saturday, July,28th. 8:30-10:30, our usual day and hours.

 on: June 22, 2018, 12:04:29 PM 
Started by Library Assistant - Last post by Library Assistant

Rainy Day Friends            Jill Shalvis
El Entenado               Juan Jose Saer
El Juego de Ripper            Isabel Allende
El Amante Japonés            Isabel Allende
Mas alla del Invierno         Isabel Allende
The Skaar Invasion            Terry Brooks
Uncivil Liberties: A Novel      Bernie Lambek   

 on: June 21, 2018, 05:30:50 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry

Wayne Mack

Richmond - Wayne Mack, 80, of Richmond, VT passed away peacefully at his home on June 19th 2018. Born on June 23, 1937, Wayne was a lifelong resident of Richmond. After 56 years of marriage, Wayne lost the love of his life , Marilyn Casey Mack on March 19,2018. The family knew they would not be apart for long.

Wayne leaves his son David Mack of Richmond, VT; his daughter Sherry Miksek of Richmond, VT; his daughter Cathy (and Jamie) Fitzgerald of Underhill, VT. Wayne leaves his beloved grandchildren Shannin Miksek (and fiance Kyle Werner); Sarah Miksek; Josh Fitzgerald and Shea Fitzgerald. Wayne is survived by his sister Martha (and Paul) Lewis of Waterbury VT; his brother Jim (and Kay) Mack of Essex VT; his sister Frances Brown of Melbourne FL; his sister Marilyn (and George) Wallace of Dillon SC; his brother Mike (and Linda) Mack of Richmond VT; several nieces and nephews. Wayne was predeceased by his bother Bobby (and Elaine) Mack, and brother in law Gilbert Brown.

Wayne was an Army Veteran, and then retired after a 29 year career in management at IBM. Wayne took pride in his family and his home, and his passion was being surrounded by his family and his dog, CJ; traveling in his RV, watching his beloved Red Sox, and making daily social visits around town. Wayne loved a good joke, had a quick wit and a passion for storytelling.

A Catholic mass will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 64 West Main Street, Richmond VT on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11AM.

 on: June 21, 2018, 02:15:36 PM 
Started by ansbaker - Last post by ansbaker
Responsible college student looking for opportunities to babysit // house sit // pet sit during the month of July. Very flexible schedule and willing to travel. Lots of experience with children, including camp counselor at gymnastics camp and ski instructor at Jay Peak. Loves all animals and very comfortable around all sizes/breeds of dogs. Experienced with housesitting and comfortable in any setting. Have own transportation and references provided upon request.  Please contact Gracie Baker by email at graciecbaker@gmail.com or by phone/text at (802)363-1032.  Thank you!

 on: June 21, 2018, 07:35:14 AM 
Started by Rev. Elizabeth - Last post by Rev. Elizabeth


Fairfax Community Library Board of Trustees Meeting
June 21, 2018
6:30 PM – Fairfax Room

•   Call to Order

•   Approval of minutes of May 10, 2018 meeting

•   Treasurer’s Report

•   Correspondence

•   Updates
o   Staffing
o   Facilities Committee 
o   Highlights since last meeting
o   Other

•   New Business
o   School and Library Safety
•   Plan for library emergency procedures during non-school hours
•   Buzzer update
•   Other
o   Trustees Community Survey
o   Summer Library Plans/Events
o   Confirm August meeting date
o   Other

•   Adjourn

 on: June 18, 2018, 03:16:05 PM 
Started by LibraryPrograms - Last post by LibraryPrograms
Thursday, June 21, 6:30-7:30pm:  Family STEAM Night: Star Wars Science
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. This month our theme is “Star Wars Science”. Make galaxy dough, free characters from “carbonite” ice, build droids, and more. Please register.

Saturday, June 23, 10-11:30am: A Genealogy of Happiness
Vermont Humanities Council presents: A Genealogy of Happiness by William Edelglass. This program will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory. The discussion will then turn to the numerous claims about what makes us happy based on the results of “the new science of happiness and will conclude by reflecting on the findings of positive psychology in the context of the history of the idea of happiness.

Tuesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30pm: 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 a the sunset . Recommended ages 16+. Cost is $25 for materials and snacks. Must register.

Thursday, June 28th, 6-7:30pm: Summer Reading Kick-Off with Backpack Theater
This troupe of youth actors and actresses will put on a double performance of The Princess and the Pea & Country Mouse City Mouse. This performance will mark the start of our 6-week Summer Reading program. All ages. Registration not required.

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

 on: June 16, 2018, 01:07:11 PM 
Started by Henry - Last post by Henry
Fletcher - On Tuesday June 12, 2018 Henry D. “Hank” Rye joined the love of his life and loving wife of 63 years Elizabeth “Betty” (Hubbell) Rye when he passed away at Franklin County Rehab Center. He was born in South Royalton on July 15, 1928 son of the late George Harvey and Helen May (Perry) Rye. Henry was proud to have served his country as a Seaman First Class with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He enjoyed deer hunting in Fletcher and New Hampshire. He also treasured his once in a life time hunting trip to New Brunswick. Hank was a charter member of the Fletcher Rough Riders Snowmobile Club and past commander and first Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 35, Cambridge. He was also an avid bingo player at the East Fairfield Bingo and Jeffersonville Eagles Club. Hank had been employed by H.P. Welch – Maislin Transport for over 35 years. He enjoyed working at the Mayotte Family Farm and Maple during his retirement years where he always looked forward to his softball pitching practices with Anna.

He is survived by his two daughters Edna May Cole and her husband Stanley of Barre, Martha Jane Gillilan of Fletcher, two grandchildren Harold Wright Jr. and wife Lisa, Margaret Cole and four great grandchildren Abigail and Hunter Wright, Bruce Lamell III, and Sage Cole, 2 step great grandchildren Emily and Daniel Narsh, a very close friend Lesley Combs and several cousins.

He is also predeceased by his infant daughter, step-father Scott Russin and son-in-law Raymond Gillilan.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday June 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax. Burial will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Binghamville United Methodist Church, c/o Charles Tinker – Treas. 629 Fairfax Road, Cambridge, VT 05444 or Franklin County Rehab Center, 110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, VT 05478. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com

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