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Minutes of April 10, 2024 Meeting

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

April 10, 2024

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on April 10, 2024, attended by Library Trustees Galit Lopatin Bordereau (GLB), Jill Brennick (JB), Barbara Flickinger (BF), Barbara Liptack (BL), Celeste Sharpe (CS) and Linnet Tse (LT), Village of Larchmont Liaison Dana Post (DP), Friends of Larchmont Library Liaison Ellie Berlin (EB), Library Director Laura Eckley (LE), and Library Staff Assistant Janet Regan (JR). Library Board Chair Lauren Gottfried and Town of Mamaroneck Liaison Sabrina Fiddelman were absent.

Library Trustee LT called the meeting to order at 6:37pm.


The Board unanimously approved the minutes for the 3/13/23 Library Board Meeting.


EB reported on the success of the FOL’s Trivia Night and the numerous and amazing programs scheduled for the spring season. EB further reported that the FOL had approved a grant of $50k to the Library to fund the creation of a new Reference Office on the main level and a Conference Room on the Lower Level. LE thanked the FOL for the luncheon provided to staff for National Library Worker Day. LT complimented the FOL for their outstanding programing and their ongoing support of the Library.

Committee Reports


Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: The Board unanimously approved the schedule of bills and the additional lists of bills dated 4/10/24.


LE updated the Board on the completion of the installation of the new Reference Office on the Main Floor and steps remaining to complete the project. LE reported on a foundation leak during heavy rain in late March.

Director’s Report

LE reported on the success of recent programs including the Eclipse Viewing, a nature walk at the Sheldrake, a new museum pass to Stone Barns and a full slate of children’s programs during spring break. LE reported on upcoming programs including the Intro to Dungeons and Dragons for middle schoolers, crayon recycling for Earth Day, and a cooking demonstration by staff member Makul Rahi.

LE provided a review on the progress of her FY23/24 goals.

Meeting adjourned at 7:14pm. The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on 5/8/24 at 6:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Laura Eckley, Library Director

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