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CLOUSC Meeting Minutes 4/24/2017

Meeting Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017

Attendees: Joni Armstrong (Chester), Susan Babcock (Tuxedo), Barbara Domanico (Woodbury), Randall Enos (RCLS), Carol Heinz (Greenwood Lake), Sara Johnson (Florida), Emily Kinney (Washingtonville), Lisa Kochik (Newburgh), Stacy Kraai (Warwick), Amanda Letohic (Fallsburg),  Michelle Muller (Goshen), Melissa Quarles (Monroe), Lisa SinClair (Cornwall), Connie Treuting (Port Jervis)

Table Talk: Commenced 9:30am         Topic: Outreach for SRP

Mary Lou Carolan, Director of Cornwall Public Library discussed community outreach during the summer reading program. She outlined three points: 1. Solve a problem within your community 2. Use free opportunities 3. Change the perspective of the library.  “Make the community the heart of the library”.

MEETING Commenced 10:05am                                        

Welcome and Introductions.


VOX Books Representative, Christina Sgagias-VOX Audio-Enabled Books-VOX Reader has reader attached inside the front cover.  One year warranty, shared samples with group and handouts with titles and price list.

CLOUSC projects and activities

End of the Year Luncheon-Lisa K. has been reaching out to authors and locations for luncheon for Monday, June 5.  Possibly tour Thornwillow Press in Newburgh and have representative from Hudson Valley Parents magazine. Information to come.

CLOUSC Award- Joni did not receive nominations this year, there won’t be an award this year.  Joni asked if committee could review guidelines for nominating someone for CLOUSC Award.

Y-2 Kids: Randy told the group that Y-2 Kids was shorter than previous years, schools didn’t attend after lunch.  Very busy day, not enough brownies!     

CLOUSC Officers-Chair and Secretary needed for next year.  If you are interested, please notify Randy or Lisa K.

      Sunshine Fund

Call for dues.


Book Share

Summer Reading Program Books: Some highlights/favorites: Monkey with a Tool Belt, If You Plant a Seed, Each Kindness, Touch the Earth, and Rosie Revere-Engineer.

Announcements from Randy


Attended several publisher previews, shared books with group. 


Handed out information regarding Notable Book Banquets- May 2, May 3 and May 9

Fall Into Books-Save the Date-Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Kingston- flyers will be distributed in May. Michelle and Karen from Goshen will be discussing “Poetry with a Purpose”.


The ABCs of Early Learning with BrainBoxes-April 6, 9:00am-1:00pm. Great response, great speaker. Randy had samples of boxes for infants and pre-school.

Early Learning Spaces-Friday, May 19th 10:00am-1:00PM.

Book preview coming in May-look for email regarding dates.

Martha Sullivan will be creating LibGuide for Professional Collection.


YSS Spring Workshop, Friday, April 28, 2017 in Ithaca, NY. Amanda and Randy will be attending.


2017 manuals are available four ways:

  1. Electronically
  2. Paper copies available for loan
  3. DVD
  4. Flash drive available from Randy

Reading lists for SRP-volunteers are working on lists, available online only.

Newspapers-Strauss News will be printing newspapers.

Stickers and AccuCuts- working on lists, info to come.

Tech Topics

Discussed the use of Facebook and Instagram, liking or sharing through local town’s Yard Sale page. Randy mentioned program at Thrall on May 22 about using social media.



Highlight the Host

Melissa was happy to report Monroe Free Library has enough board members to fulfill their quorum. 

What’s on your Mind?

Sarah discussed the braille books she has received, shared with the group.

MEETING adjourned 11:50am             

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa SinClair

Minutes Author: 
Lisa SinClair