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November 12 Minutes

 Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

November 12th,2013

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

Absent: Dave Klink

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

Treasures reports for September and October were approved as presented.

6. Correspondence

7. Director’s Report

* Programs

o Sticks & Strings – 3rd Monday of the month 

o Book club meeting regularly.

o Beer making.

o Friday nights at the library.

o Glass fusing

o Book making

o Hunter’s safety

o Computer basics Q&A

o Beer making – Oct 26

o Spider felted balls

o Holiday stories

o Holiday Ornament making

* Publicity

o Up to 152 likes on Facebook.

o Globe articles.

o Wayland Townbroadcast

o Allegan News

* Meetings, workshops, etc.

o Advisory meeting.

o Township meetings.

o ALA 2013 Annual meeting.

o Director’s summit meeting.

o Christmas committee.

o Catalog training .

* Building Issu

o None.

* Library Closings

o None.

o Thanksgiving weekend

* Volunteers

o 22 people in Friends of the Library group

o Donations of books still arriving.

* Lakeland, State, other library news

o Michicard alternatives

* Patron comments and suggestions

o Book suggestions.

o DVD suggestions.

* Other

o Starting work on winter secret project – Dec 2.

o Grant applications. New soft seating 

8. Old Business

Township / Library committee met and worked out a new agreement. There were a few minor revisions. Moved by Suzanne to approve the revised user agreement, seconded by Lynn Francis, all ayes. 

Discussion was held on outstanding bills to the township.  The Library will bill for the unpaid balance of 2013 by the end of December. The township is requesting the Hopkins District Library to withdraw the outstanding unpaid bill prior to 2013, or provide a new billing with documentation to support the balance due. The Library will put these issues on the Dec Agenda. 

9. New Business

· Dorr township Library Board is interested in an informal gathering on Dec 9th at 7:30pm in Dorr. This will be an opportunity to meet and have a cookie swap. 

10. Public comment

· None.

11. Meeting was adjourned at 8:37PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th  at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Anita Kerber

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