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Minutes of November 8, 2023 Meeting

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

Nov. 8, 2023

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on November 8, 2023, attended by Library Board Chair Lauren Gottfried, Library Trustees, Barbara Flickinger (BF), Barbara Liptack (BL), Galit Lopatin Bordereau (GLB), Celeste Sharpe (CS), and Linnet Tse (LT), Friends of Larchmont Library Liaison Ellie Berlin (EB), Village of Larchmont Liaison Dana Post (DP), Library Director Laura Eckley (LE), Head of Reference Liam Hegarty (LH) and Library Staff Assistant Janet Regan (JR). Library Trustee Jill Brennick (JB) and Town of Mamaroneck Liaison Abby Katz (AK) were absent.

Library Board Chair LG called the meeting to order at 6:34pm.


The Board unanimously approved the minutes for the 10/11/23 Library Board Meeting.


EB reported on the success of the FOL’s fall season, on upcoming programs, and the FOL upcoming fundraising campaign. LG complimented the FOL on their creative programming.

Committee Reports


Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: The Board unanimously approved the schedule of  bills and the additional lists of bills dated 11/8/23.

The Board unanimously approved Board Chair LG to authorize bill payments for December 2023.

LE reported that several donations were received in memory of Gail Harrington and Peg  Corkery. LE further reported that a $10k unrestricted donation was received from the  Loomis/Liptack family.


LE reported on completed facilities issues including a repair to the elevator phone line, bi annual cleaning of the roof drains and gutters and the upcoming decoration of the Library for the holidays.

Director’s Report

LE reported that October was the highest month ever for ebook circulation. LE further reported that the library card registration program for MMS 6th graders resulted in many cards being cleared up and numerous new card registrations. LE updated the Board on the success of several programs including a lecture on the Electoral College, a radio play presented by the Lions Club and the participation of two LPL youth teams in Westchester County’s Battle of the Books and upcoming programs featuring several new book groups for all ages, resume writing for teens, a library orientation for au pairs and a jigsaw puzzle swap.

LE reported that the staff will undergo AED/CPR training from the LFD and safety training from the LPD in December.

Additional Items

LT reported on a Library Trustee Education Session on DEI. LE reviewed next steps for the  Library’s Strategic Plan.

Meeting adjourned at 7:28pm. The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on January 12, 2023 at 6:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Laura Eckley, Library Director

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