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Hopkins District Library

May 8th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

May 8, 2012



Present: Suzanne Antvelink, Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Mimi Gabriel, David Klink


Absent: Anita Kerber, Chris Navis, Barbara Wrobleski


1.      Meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM.


2.      Roll Call


3.      Approval of Agenda



4.      Approval of Minutes



5.      Treasurer’s Report

It was recommended that a column be added to the director’s report to account for additional income generated by grants received.  Report was reviewed and approved.


6.      Correspondence

Received thank-you card from Sandy Sterns.


7.      Public Comment



8.      Director’s Report

·         Programs

o   Fiber group meeting 3rd Monday of the month, includes knitting, crocheting, felting.

o   Book club meeting regularly.

o   Coupon clippers meeting here.

o   Nutrition group met.

o   Story hour.

o   Starting game night after school program 1st Monday of every month.

o   Computer Basics class & Computer Refresher class last month.

o   Computer Refresher and Facebook overview planned for this month

o   LoC books are being put out, others are coming back from cataloging soon.

o   Secret project

o   Library will participate in Arts Alive.

o   Mother’s Day card creation event coming up.

o   Logo contest ending May 31.

o   Plant swap and book sale May 12th.

o   Finishing up Summer Reading Club program.

o   Glass fusing class – participation will be limited.


·         Publicity

o   Globe stories.

o   Up to 41 “likes” on Facebook.

o   20 members of the “friends” group.

o   Just joined “four square”.

o   2 new websites: “Sharing Library Ideas”  and “Allegan County Library Association”

o   Bookmarks for SRC out to all three schools and at library

o   2nd grade class visiting on May 23rd.


·         Meetings, workshops, etc.

o   Allegan County Library Association meeting

o   MeL database webinars.

o   Rural Library conference.  HDL “Flowers in February” program was featured.

o   May 11th Adult Services Round Table.

o   Attending Monterey and Watson township meetings in June.


·         Building Issues

o   None.


·         Budget Issues

o   None.


·         Library Closings

o   Memorial Day weekend (Saturday and Monday).


·         Volunteers

o   20+ people have signed up for the Friends of the Library group.  Meeting May 7th.

o   Donations of books and wool roving for an event later in the year.

o   Might have National Honor Society students helping with book sale/plant exchange.


·         Lakeland, State, other library news

o   None.


·         Patron comments and suggestions

o   Summer reading club suggestions.


·         Other

o   Working on completing USF fund applications and getting bids for internet/telecommunications.  Library of Michigan will have training on this, June 12th.

o   Still looking for more recipes and logos until May 31st.

o   Getting quotes for a building repair grant.

o   Circulation stats continuing to rise, up 43%.

o   We won a grant for programs.

o   Friends group got a grant for startup money.

o   Will post user guidelines and computer guidelines from manual on website.

o   Received QSAC certification.

o   Received 40 Park & Read state park passes.

o   Will be attending Scholastic book fair.

o   Box top collection over summer for schools.

o   Working on Book of Hopkins.


9.      Old Business



10.  New Business

·         Suzanne made motion to re-affirm Dick Butler as District Library Board millage lawyer, seconded by Mimi.  Motion carried.

·         Karon made motion to accept resolution for millage proposal as written, seconded by Dave.  Motion carried.


11.  Public comment



12.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.


Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 12th at 7:30 PM


Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink