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Hopkins District Library

October 9th Agenda

Hopkins Public Library Board Meeting and Budget Hearing

October 9th, 2012 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 Sticks & Strings group is meeting the 3rd Monday of the month, book club, Coups for Troops (coupon clippers), game night -1st Monday of every month, Financal Literacy (Loans, Credit, Budgeting, and Excel), Gardening fun with concrete (free to district, $10 to everyone else), National Organ Donor Registry Location, Upcoming this month: Jewelry Making class (free to district, $5 to everyone else), Halloween (candy check at the library, story, cookies and cider), Next month: Christmas ornament extravaganza (inviting school classes and then open to community later in the evening - painted plaster ornaments and cookies cutter felted ornaments), Glass fused suncatchers part 2 (free to ages 10-18 in our district, $15 to everyone else). 

Publicity Up to 68 likes on Facebook, articles in the Globe

Meetings, workshops, etc Michigan Library Association Annual Conference (Nov. 7-9), Advisory Meeting

Building Issues broken door

Budget Issues none

Library Closings none

Volunteers 21 people have signed up for the Friends of the Library group so far and their next meeting will be Oct. 8th, donated books still coming in (slowly), Lakeland, State other library news none

Patron comments and suggestions continued book suggestions, may make a form for teachers to suggest books that would be useful to their classes/interesting to thier students-have a box to put them in at school or give them to Suzanne? - propose making sure that even non-resident teachers can get a card here (free non-resident card) to encourage use of the library

Other Received grant for $1,000, applying for grants, circulation up, Friends group planning, still looking for vendors for the Winter Bazaar

Old Business

New Business: Director's Evaluation

Public Comment


Next Meeting Tuesday November 13th, 2012 at 7:00 PM