Next Meeting

  April 19, 2017 3:30pm



Due to budget constraints, we are asking for donations of common household supplies. If you can help, please drop off supplies to the Cattaraugus Free Library.

Thank you in advance!

Plastic Forks

Paper Plates (large &small)

Paper Napkins

8.5x11 Printer Paper (White & Color)

Arts & Crafts Supplies for the Children Programs

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

Poster board

Toilet Paper

Dawn Dish Soap

 Board of Trustees for the

Cattaraugus Free Library

Monthly Meeting's Minutes

Cattaraugus Free Library – Minutes

January 25, 2017

The meeting was called to order by President Ed Erhart at 3:37 p.m.

In attendance: Allison Girod, Ed Erhart, Beth McIntyre, Erin Heitzenrater, Sandy Blood, Dan Minner, Lis Lipscomb, Bob Botsford, and Merry Lankow.

A motion was made by Allison and 2nd by Sandy to approve the Secretary’s Report. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sandy and 2nd by Merry to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sandy and 2nd by Dan to approve the 2016 Annual Report.

A motion was made by Sandy and 2nd by Lis to approve the Director’s Report. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sandy and 2nd by Dan to appoint Board of Trustees to 5 year term beginning today. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Sandy and 2nd by Allison to appoint the following officers to a 2 year term beginning today: Ed Erhard-President, Dan Minner- Vice President, Allison Girod- Treasurer, Beth McIntyre – Secretary. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Dan and 2nd by Allison that permission be granted to those that attend the meeting regarding the budget verbiage on February 3rd to approve our portion in order to expedite the process. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Allison and 2nd by Dan that Ed purchase 1-2 fire extinguishers and smoke detectors as needed.


1.      Discussed possibility of putting some of savings in a CD for better interest reate. Dan will check with CCB to see if the library is eligible for the promotion they are currently running.

2.      Pat Cullen at Bank of Cattaraugus donated $250 and would like input on signage in keeping with the “décor” of the current buildings in town. Bank would then help pay costs.

3.      Tim Hickman purchased a router to replace the one in the front of the library that broke and donated it to the library.

4.      The new furnace and thermometer are working well.

5.      Erin need information for annual report as required by SYSTEM. Ed will look into getting a copy of the “Certificate of Occupancy”

6.      Lis will investigate the program Little Valley uses for boxing and shipping out old books for a small profit.

7.      Beth will ask Joe Frentz (fire chief 2) about getting fire extinguisher inspected and whether or not they have extra smoke detectors or fire extinguishers to donate.

8.      On Friday, February 3rd at 9:00 a.m. there will be a meeting held in Little Valley to discuss the verbiage of the tax proposal for the 2017 budget at Dr. Huff’s request.

9.   Bob Botsford thanked the Board and officers for their service at the library.  He also offered to pay, up to $200, for a professional shampooing of carpet after all of the construction is finished to help preserve the new carpet.

Library Circulation:

December 2016 – not yet available given new online software

Adult F

Juvenile F



Computer Use

Adult NF

Juvenile NF


Inter-Library Loan


New Patrons

The next meeting of the library board will be Wednesday, February 15th 2017 at 3:30 in the library. Reminder that it is tax season so we will meet in the back.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 p.m.


Beth B. McIntyre