Felton Library Friends Meeting Notes
March 23, 2022 - 4:30-6:00
Michele, Diane, Nancy, Jenn, John, Claire, Moana, Valerie, Donna
Strengthen relationships among members
Shared understanding of current/future FLF, Library and FSCPL activities
Confirm Diane McCormick as FLF Secretary
Agree on format for April meeting
Facilitator: Jenn. Notetaker: Diane
Welcome. Question: What’s the last good book you read?
A few that were mentioned: How to Catch a Mole, How we Talk, The Fatal Shore, The Cobra Events. The Untethered Soul.
The Library World
Library Advisory Commission Jenn
Meeting this week, met the full committee - virtual and in person.
New Strategic Plan. Reviewed new goals. Reviewed why folks come to the library. Nancy's question. How to provide community input? Jenn will research and report back.
How to make partnerships with the community - define the resources. How to make the library more inclusive. What is represented? How do we promote and support all people?
New designs within the system.
How to recruit and retain with salary constraints. Pipeline for career choice.
Presentation by Heather Norquest summer reading program.
What is happening in the system and at the Felton Branch? Angie/Jackie
Not present - skip report.
Homework help in the library (John Schneider, tutor) John
- Intro to John. Retired teacher, recently relocated. Experienced with Lompico water.
- K-12. - Mostly math requests. Looking for skills improvement.
- Writing support is a strength.
How many typical - 1-2 students. 2-3rd grade students.
3-5 - Tuesdays. - John’s availabile in the Teen Room
How to make John’s resource available
How can we support awareness?
Make teachers aware
- Connect with students with IEPs--can Clara do this?
Distribute email list of our members to John (unsure what this means-MM).
- Outreach to Felton Librarians - what outreach to local schools
Looking to integrate the chapters with the board.
Looking for chapter presentation to the board in June
Successful fundraising campaign
Nancy Nominated Diane McCormick for secretary.; Donna seconded the motion.
Passed unanimously by Leadership Team memebers
FLF will sponsor a meeting with SCPL new director Yolande Wilburn April 27.
Nancy will do Intro to her background and invite people to sign up for FLF newsletter and come to meetings.
Yolande want to talk about her early days at SCPL and her vision of what the system is working toward
- - What are our questions:
- What can be done to promote Early childhood literacy
- Combining park and library programs. Summer reading - use the park
- Felton programming - Can we promote more & diverse programs. Adults?
- How will we be a part of programming in N. Co region
How can we promote Felton specific programming (separate from system wide)
PR: Michele will do. She asked for valley organizations to receive invites and recorded the input.
FLF Team Reports (as needed).
Treasurer’s report: Michele
$72,476. Account + Comm Foundation Flex $111K +
$60k budget for improvements
Book Sales - $200+ per month
Children’s books needed! (3-6 years of age)
Donations welcome - email FLF for pick up
Park team Nancy
- Special event - Apr 9: Water Agency Jay Ryan. volunteer event for the banks of Bull Creek.
Looking for 30 volunteers - they will train and asking for people to bring key items
Can get supplies from Quail Hollow
FLF providing refreshments - Marilyn - Coffee.
Donna to get Pac Cookie donation
Library opening early for bathrooms
Communications Team Valerie
Val and Moana met to review Mail Chimp.
Flyers for HW help (mid-May stopping)? Maybe in fall.
College application assistance
John could assist.
Cougar Club connection ? - Diane to research.
Branch Improvements team (see attached notes) Diane
Carpet first consideration. Showed samples to group for feedback.
Apr 10 - teen presentation.
Diane brought Valentine basket to the staff
April 27 - Yoland mtg. Nancy will introduce her. .
Will nvite public to the FLF meetings. Newsletter sign up.
Next meeting: Wednesday, April 27 with Yolande Wilburn 4-5pm
May 25th - meeting
Felton Library has movie license that could be renewed in June if it is being used. Moana’s husband Devin is interested..
Does LaSelva have movie night. What is their program?