May 2, 2023 Minutes

7:40 pm BPL immediately following a special combined Foundation & Trustee meeting 

Present: Beth (virtual), Roger, Maureen, and Cindy

  1. Roger opened the meeting with a greeting: NH RSA 202 A:1 – “Declaration of Policy”, pertaining to the need for adequate library funding from the state of NH, and a quote from Everett Dirksen – “There is no force so powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
  2. April 4, 2023, meeting’s minutes were approved unanimously after a motion by Cindy H and a second by Maureen.
  3. Roger thanked those who helped with roadside cleanup on April 15 & 16 and noted another $10 was found with total now for the Library at $110! Twenty-one bags of trash were delivered to the 603 DOT Shed.
  4. NEH challenge grant reviewed by Roger:
    • Project Director to be Susan Gaudiello
    • Building committee to be named
    • Grant administrator to be named
    • Grant legal counsel to be named
    • Fundraising team – Roger to lead; proposed Cindy H, Rebecca, Kris P, Susan F, and possibly Heather Totty; must get gifts matched w signed NEH pledge
    • Focus/ sub focus – Humanities, books audio/ video and Barrington history room
    • Amount of request 800K with needed match from bond / fundraising of 3.2M 
    • Letters of support Chris Pappas, State Senator David Watters, Select board (on 5/8), Rec Board, BHS (received) ECLC (no) School Board Chair (Garth Svenson), Friends of the Library and PTO chair
  5. Susan and Roger to meet with BHS to discuss donation 5/13.
  6. Move to adjourn at 8:15 by Cindy H, second Beth, unanimously approved.

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