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March 13th Minutes

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Hopkins District Library Board Meeting

March 13th 2012

Meeting called to order at 7:00pm by Suzanne Antvelink.

Present: Suzanne Antvelink, Natalie Bazan, Linda Burton, Karon Dunifin, Barbara Wrobleski, Anita Kerber, Chris Navis,

 Absent: Mimi Gabriel,  David Klink

Motion by Barb Wrobleski to approve the agenda, second by Chris Navis

Motion to approve minutes of the Feb 14th 2012 meeting  made by Anita Kerber , second by Chris Navis.

Treasurers Report was presented and accepted by Linda Burton and supported by Karen Dunifin.

Motion was made by Chris Navis to take the $28,039.63 time certificate and open a new C D for $20,000.00 for a term to alternate with the existing CDs and deposit the remaining amount into the savings account. Seconded by Anita Kerber.

Discussion: Our budget has a projected short fall and having the additional money in a savings account would be more useful should we need it.  All ayes , motion carried.

No correspondence

No Public comment

Directors Report :

Programs: Attendance is up, we have added a game night for kids, computer classes are filled up, and there is an April Fool’s Day story competition with a due date of March 30th .

Publicity: Stories on the Flowers in February event were in the Globe and the Wayland Townbroadcast.

Library Closings: The library closed early Monday March 12 because of tornado warnings.

Patron Comments: there were more book suggestions

Other : Lakeland will no longer provide internet access after 7/20/2013.

Natalie is looking into other sources. Possible bundle with Charter or AT & T

Circulation increased 91% over last year’s February statistics.

The Libri Foundation books are here and will be out on the shelves March 19th.

 Logo Deadline is May 31st.


Old Business: A motion was made by Linda Burton and supported by Chris Navis to approve the policy manual updates from the February meeting.  All ayes with on abstaining.  Updates were as follows: Public relations policy and Non-resident library card policy additions and Salary policy change.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Minutes submitted by Anita Kerber