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Hopkins District Library

December 15th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2012

Present: Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel, Anita Kerber, David Klink, Chris Navis

Absent: Suzanne Antvelink, Barbara Wrobleski

1.      Meeting was called to order at 9:30 AM.

2.      Roll Call.

3.      Approval of Agenda


4.      Approval of Minutes


5.      Treasurer’s Report

Reviewed report. 

Report approved as written.

6.      Correspondence


7.      Public Comment


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   Jewelry making (free to district, $5 to others).

o   Santa, cookie swap and Winter Bazaar Dec. 15th.

o   You’ve been Jingled (winter secret project).

o   Flowers in February – February 27th.

·         Publicity

o   Up to 81 “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.

·         Building Issues

o   Broken door.

o   Furnaces & A/C units.

·         Budget Issues

o   None.

·         Library Closings

o   None.

·         Volunteers

o   22 people have signed up for the Friends of the Library group.

o   Donations of books still arriving.

o   Table at Winter Bazaar.

·         Lakeland, State, other library news

o   Natalie is secretary of the Advisory Committee and co-chair of the PPS Committee for Lakeland.

o   Natalie is co-chair of the Special Events Committee for the 2013 MLA annual conference.

·         Patron comments and suggestions

o   Book suggestions.

o   Looking for program ideas for next year.

·         Other

o   Rober C. Renart grant.

o   Signed up with Better World Books to sell our old books that don’t sell here.

o   Send audio books to the Heritage for the Blind.

o   Start campaign for donations for summer reading program.

o   New newsletter is complete.

o   2013 summer secret project progressing.

o   Writing up letter for teachers and planning suggestion box.

o   Finishing federal forms and RFP for USF federal funds for next year.

9.      Old Business

Audit - vote.

10.  New Business

·         Need two people for Hopkins Improvement Committee.

11.  Public comment


12.  Meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink