Hopkins District Library

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January 8th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2012

Present: Suzanne Antvelink, Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel, David Klink, Chris Navis, Barbara Wrobleski

Absent: Anita Kerber

1.      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

2.      Roll Call.

3.      Approval of Agenda

Approved.

4.      Approval of Minutes

Approved.

5.      Treasurer’s Report

Reviewed report. 

Report approved as written.

6.      Correspondence

None.

7.      Public Comment

None.

8.      Director’s Report

·         Programs

o   Sticks & Strings group meeting 3rd Monday of the month.

o   Book club meeting regularly.

o   Coups for Troops (coupon clippers) meeting regularly.

o   Winter reading club “Bingo” begins Jan. 26.

o   1st graders will begin coming to library once a month.

o   Book making class.

·         Publicity

o   Up to 82 “likes” on Facebook.

o   Globe stories.

o   School newsletter.

o   Posters around town.

o   Allegan News articles.

·         Meetings, workshops, etc.

o   Advisory Council Meeting (LLC).

o   Township meetings.

o   PPS meeting.

o   MLA meeting.

o   Plinkit show & tell webinar.

·         Building Issues

o   Broken door.

·         Budget Issues

o   None.

·         Library Closings

o   None.

·         Volunteers

o   22 people have signed up for the Friends of the Library group. Next meeting March 4.

o   Creative Home book will be published this year.

o   Donations of books still arriving.

·         Lakeland, State, other library news

o   Digital signature program will cost $300 initially plus maintenance and installation fees.  Board decided not to participate.

·         Patron comments and suggestions

o   Book suggestions.

o   Looking for program ideas.

·         Other

o   Sent out 15 boxes (517 books) to Better World Books.

o   Planning for purchase of technology and other improvements with grant money.

o   Researching new library sign.

o   Donation letters written to request sponsorship of programs.

9.      Old Business

None.

10.  New Business

·         Policy Manual changes approved as ammended.

·         Lynn moved that bonuses be paid to library employees as outlined in policy manual, Suzanne seconded, motion carried.

11.  Public comment

None.

12.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink

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