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Minutes of July 20, 2022 Meeting

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

July 20, 2022

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on July 20, 2022, attended by Library Board Chair Lauren Gottfried (LG), Library Board Trustees Barbara Flickinger (BF), Barbara Liptack (BL), Galit Lopatin Bordereau (GLB), John McGarr (JM), Celeste Sharpe (CS), Linnet Tse (LT), Village of Larchmont Liaison Dana Post (DP), Friends of the Library Liaison David Dick, Library Director Laura Eckley (LE) and Head of Reference Liam Hegarty (LH). Town of Mamaroneck Liaison Sabrina Fiddelman was absent.

Board Chair Lauren Gottfried called the meeting to order at 6:47pm.


The Board unanimously approved the minutes for the 6/8/22 Library Board Meeting.


DD reported that the FOL annual appeal to support emedia was underway. LG thanked the FOL for their efforts on the Library’s behalf.

Committee Reports

Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: The Board unanimously approved the schedule of bills dated 7/19/22 and the additional list of bills dated 7/19/22.

The Board unanimously approved Board Chair LG to authorize bill payments for August 2022.

At the request of LE the Board approved a proposal for $3,991.68 from Library Interiors for the purchase of soft seating in the Children’s Room.

Building and Grounds

LE reported that final paperwork for two NYS construction grants has been submitted. LE further reported; repairs were made to the front steps, restoration of the bird bath is underway and three hornbeams donated by the Garden Club of Larchmont were planted on the west side of the Library.

Director’s Report

LE reported on the success of the recent Stuffed Animal Sleepover and Bob Ross painting programs as well as the kickoff of Summer Reading Games for all ages. LE further reported that the return of the Museum Pass program has been very popular.

Additional Items

Following discussion the Board voted unanimously to approve a Sexual Harassment Policy for the Library.

Following discussion the Board voted unanimously to approve opening the Main Library on Tuesday evenings until 8pm after Labor Day.

The Board voted unanimously to enter into executive session at 7:30pm to discuss a personnel matter. The Board voted unanimously to exit executive session at 7:41pm

The Board voted unanimously to approve hourly salary increases for two members of the part time professional staff.

Meeting adjourned at 7:42pm

The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on September 14, 2022 at 6:45pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Laura Eckley

Library Director

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