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Page Twelve N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 28, 2010 Library Board Minutes Fo.owing are the 00ebo 00ora sma. p0000ro00sto p00a00+00he00rce, ldeti Norwalk Easter Public Li- conversation area. Again, phones on vibrate or sim- S ] brary Board of Trustees thanks go to Dave Manson Minutes for the Regular Meeting of September 13, 2010. Roll Call: The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Tom Dunn, at 6:34 p.m. Andrea Johnson, Tom Dunn, Donna Kitterman and Dick Schreiber were present. Clyde Sievers was not in attendance. Library Direc- tor Julie Wells was present. Guests: Mayor Doug Pierce was in attendance. Review and Change Agenda: Andrea Johnson made the motion to accept the agenda as written and Dick Schreiber seconded the motion, with the board passing it. Review Last Meetings Minutes: Andrea Johnson made the motion to accept the August 9th's trustees' minutes as written, Donna Kitterman seconded and the motion passed. Pay the Bills: Dick Schreiber made the motion to pay the bills, Donna Kitterman seconded and the motion passed. Director's Report: Di- rector Julie Wells reported 77 new patrons registered for Library cards during August and there were 8,608 items circulated dur- ing the month. The instal- lation of the two butterfly chairs have caught the eye of patrons driving up to the library and hopefully will be used by the public. Outdoor benches that were once in the library lobby are now in the ga- for the installations. Director Wells men- tioned the bond for cam- eras and keyless entry sys- tem for the library was passed by the City Coun- cil. The Director will com- pile quotes for both sys- tems for a presentation to the Board. Julie Wells had recently attended a library security workshop and came away with real-life stories and experiences of the presenter from Char- lotte, North Carolina and their main library with 12 branches. Old Business: Treasurer Andrea Johnson told of being on track in the sec- ond month of the new budget year. Library Foundation President Tom Dunn told of the 'Million Penny Chal- lenge' being passed to Donna Kitterman and school associates to con- tinue the fund drive for improvements at the li- brary. The two trustee vacan- cies still exist and the pub- lic is being urged to con- sider being a candidate for the Board. The meetings are typically once a month, for an hour with the pro- grams and direction of the Library being discussed and planned. Interested people are asked to apply at City Hall for an appli- cation. New Business: The long-standing tradition of libraries being quiet will be continued by asking ply turn them off upon entering the library. Signs stating this are being de- signed to remind patrons of this simple courtesy to others and will be posted in the entry way and cir- culation area. Trustee Andrea Johnson mentioned a soft- ware program called "Mango" that is a lan- guage development pro- gram for young and old alike. Director Wells will investigate the usefulness of the program, if other li- braries use it, how they use it and the cost. Adjournment: Chair- person Tom Dunn re- quested a motion for ad- journment," Donna Kitterman motioned for adjournment and Andrea Johnson seconded. The motion passed and Chair- person Dunn called the meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m. .................................. The above minutes were read and approved at the October 11 m regular Library Board Meeting. The motion to approve was made by Andrea Johnson and seconded by Jordyn Hill. Dick Schreiber, Secre- tary for the Norwalk Eas- ter Public Library Trustees, respectfully submits the above minutes on October 20, 2010. /s/Dick Schreiber, Secretary October 20, 2010 (NAPS)--The NIH Osteo- porosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Center provides patients, physicians, other health pro- fessionals and the public in general with an important link to resources and infor- mation on metabolic bone diseases. You can call (800) 624-BONE or visit www. bones.nih.gov. For expectant parents looking for tips and advice on healthy pregnancies, there's www.healthy-preg nancy.com. (NAPS)--Packing home- made cookies in a lunchbox, along with a small note, can show your love and help you stay connected even while the kids are at school. A fun selection of kid-friendly recipes using NESTLg TOLL Hous Refrigerated Cookie Dough is at www.VeryBest Baking.c0m/kids. *** The National Institutes of Health's We Can! website, http://wecan.nhlbi.nih.gov, has tips on healthy substi- tutions for a picnic (such as using fat-free or low-fat sour cream in dips, and leaner meats when grilling) and suggestions for fun outdoor group activities. *** Eggland's Best eggs are a convenient nutrient booster. As a healthy anytime meal or snack, EB eggs provide the nutrition and energy to help you stay nourished and i mtive all day long. For deli- cious and nutritious recipes and healthy meal ideas, visit www.EgglandsBest.com or call (800) 922-3447. Many families come together around the table for a convenient and relaxing dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill, where they enjoy afford- able Signature Pasta Meals starting at just $10. 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