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April 8th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

April 8, 2014

Present: Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Mimi Gabriel, Anita Kerber, David Klink, Barbara Wrobleski

Absent: Suzanne Antvelink, Lynn Francis, Chris Navis

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

Database column will be added. Director’s report was approved as presented.

6. Correspondence

· Hopkins Hardware offered to donate materials for leaf casting and other programs.

7. Public Comment

· None.

8. Director’s Report

* Programs

o Sticks & Strings – 3rd Monday of the month.

o Book club meeting regularly.

o Basic computers.

o Pushing the Limits grant classes.

o Practical survival.

o Felting eggs.

o Basket weaving.

o Easter egg decorating contest.

o Money smart week program.

o Senior health & safety class.

o Connecting with the world (pushing the limits).

o World book night.

o CPR and disaster preparedness.

* Publicity

o Up to 178 likes on Facebook.

o Globe articles.

o Wayland Townbroadcast.

o Allegan News.

o ACCF news insert.

* Meetings, workshops, etc.

o Advisory and board meeting for LLC.

o 4th of July committee.

o Rural libraries conference.

* Building Issues

o None.

* Budget Issues

o None.

* Library Closings

o April 2nd – closed due to leaking sewer pipes.

o Easter and Good Friday.

* Volunteers

o 22 people in Friends of the Library group.

o Donations of books still arriving.

o Program ideas.

* Lakeland, State, other library news

o None.

* Patron comments and suggestions

o Book suggestions.

o DVD suggestions.

* Other

o Summer secret project (moved to July).

o Grant applications.

o ACCF Legacy grant was awarded jointly with Dorr.

o Prepping presentation for Lakeland’s continuing education.

o Ancestory.com and Antiques database up and active.

o DVD rentals up.

o Letters for summer reading program donations sent out to businesses.

9. Old Business

· Township update.

10. New Business

· Work on craft corner.

· Plans for possible historic display case on the wall.

· 50th plans for the end of May.

11. Public comment

· None.

12. Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink

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