Hepburn Library of Madrid Board Meeting Minutes April 8, 2021 

In Attendance:

Jennifer McAvoy, Susan McAvoy, Jennifer Coakley, Deborah Chase-Lauther


​Emily Huntley, Bryan Huntley

Special guest:


Call to Order:

5:57 PM

Approval of Previous Minutes:

Motion made by Jen McAvoy; seconded by Susan McAvoy.  Approved.

Workshops and Communications:​ 

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The library will adorn the front lawn with blue pinwheels in an effort to call special attention to the importance of a healthy and supportive family.

The library board is looking into grief counseling resources to provide to the community regarding the two recent youth suicides affecting the north country community.

The pandemic response plan is finalized and the library is now state compliant. 

Financial Report:​ 

Motion to approve the bills as submitted was made by Susan McAvoy, seconded by Jennifer Coakley. Approved. 

Friends of the Library Report:

No report, but a virtual reconvening may take place in the next few months.

Committee Reports:

Buildings and Grounds:

  • Wright’s Choice (Larry) is ready to begin work on the boiler.  He suggested that one of the library’s back windows be used for the necessary vent.
  • The lift is fixed.
  • The bookshelf in the back section of the library has been stabilized temporarily.


The new website for the library, through NCLS, does not provide as much storage available so a separate hard drive will be purchased.  (Cost will be approximately $70 to $100.)


6:41 PM Motion to adjourn made by Jenn McAvoy, seconded by Susan McAvoy.

Next Meeting:  

May 13, 2021

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