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Hopkins District Library

November 15th Agenda

Hopkins Public Library Board Meeting

November 15th, 2011 7:00 PM


Call to Order

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Treasurer’s Report       *see attached


Public Comment

Director’s Report

Programs        Preschool Story Hour through mid November, Book Club meetings, computer classes and Ereader talk, Library Food/Toy drive, card making for soldiers, Etsy class, Best Buy talking about Ereaders

Publicity          logo contest invitation in middle school newsletter, trying to get it in the high school newsletter or posted in school

Meetings, workshops, etc       Adult services meeting, upcoming summer reading program meeting

Building Issues            none

Budget Issues              Discuss 2012 budget and 2012 Millage, bonuses

Library Closings        Upcoming Thanksgiving weekend closings

Volunteers                  none

Lakeland, State other library news   Lakeland switching cataloging software, there will be an additional cost to switch and the subscription should make fees cheaper over the years

Patron comments and suggestions     none

Other DL – documents for signature

            Children’s computer came in and was set up – see children’s area

            New website is up and running – see demo of board area

            Signed up for the Great Michigan Reads – free books/promotional materials, great for book club

            New audio books, books, new magazine subscriptions are in: Christianity today, Camping, Michigan Out of Doors, Brides,

            Sent out 18 post cards so far for PostCrossing

            Facebook group growing

            Halloween party – success!  Gave out print out of programs coming, ~100-150

Library of Congress Surplus Books – sent another letter to Fred Upton, waiting for reply

            Nook was sold, hope to sell 2 filing cabinets in the near future, old books sold

            Policy Manual almost finished – it will have to be approved by either the DL board or the current board

            New books     

            ‘Thanks’ party – who is bringing what? invitations?

Old Business   

New Business  DL resolution and phase 1 issue

Public Comment


Next Meeting Tuesday December 13th, 2011, 7:00 PM