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March 18 Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2014

Present: Suzanne Antvelink , Natalie Bazan, Lynn Francis, Anita Kerber, Chris Navis, Barbara Wrobleski

Absent: Karon Dunifin, Mimi Gabriel, 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

Accepted as presented.

6. Correspondence

· None.

7. Public Comment

· None.

8. Director’s Report

* Programs

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

o Book club meeting regularly.

o Friends group

o Healthy U

o Appetizer party.

o Flowers in February

o Beekeeping –no definite date, but a Thursday evening in June

o Summer Reading program is set

* Publicity

o Up to 173 likes on Facebook.

o Globe articles.

o Wayland Townbroadcast.

o Allegan News.

o Article written and submitted for April ACCF news insert.

o Library newsletter for April/May is going out; after that, the summer newsletter

* Meetings, workshops, etc.

o Advisory and board meeting for LLC-cancelled

o 4th of July committee

o Rural libraries conference.

o Big Talk from Small Libraries speaker.

o Presented for the PLA conference March 11

* Building Issues

o Water outage continues.

* Budget Issues

o None.

* Library Closings

o Good Friday-Easter weekend

* 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- may be moved back

o Joint grant applications- Makers Space Boxes (electronics, loom, CNC, etc.)-share with Dorr

o Working on April/May newsletter-should be out later this week

o Prepping presentation for Lakeland’s continuing education.

o PLA books/posters/swag

9. Old Business

· Township update. Upon looking at the Building Agreement between the library and township, it was discovered that this was the agreement the township had sent to the library board before the library board made corrections and then approved. The following items were amended: # 6: grant money received by the library must be used for library purposes only; item #8: library custodial services was removed.

· Per Hopkins Township Board request, copies of the original bills, i.e. gas, electricity, maintenance, etc. for the years 2006 through the present, showing vendor, date, service provided, amount, and proof of payment by library along with a spreadsheet for each corresponding year showing all bills listed, with vendors, dates, services, amounts, payment amounts by the library, and amount received from the township. Will be given to Hopkins Township clerk.

10. New Business

* Will have ancestry.com for a trial of one year, to be paid with savings from Lakeland’s reduced fees; will advertise the service at Dorr Township Library and Then & Now; also, a data base for collectibles and antiques will be implemented.

* Approved removing the rental charge on DVDs; will be checked out as library material; the late fee of $1 @ day will remain.

11. Public comment

· None.

12. Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Navis

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