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Hopkins District Library

September 11th Agenda

This is a combined budget hearing and library board meeting so be prepared and read your agenda!

Hopkins Public Library Board Meeting and Budget Hearing

September 11th, 2012 7:00 PM

Open Buget Hearing - Time

Board Comments on 2013 Budget

New Business: Vote on Budget Hearing Resolution

Public Comments

Close Budget hearing - Time

Call to Order

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes

Treasurer’s Report *see attached

Correspondence - Thank you card on library notices board for our services

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, Arts Alive – voting started June 1st and continues through Sept. 14th (we have 256 votes), Maker's Camp ended, events planned for the remainder of the year including but not limited to: Financal Literacy (Loans, Credit, Budgeting, and Excel), Gardening fun with concrete (free to district, $10 to everyone else), National Organ Donor Registry Location, Jewelry Making class (free to district, $5 to everyone else), Halloween (candy check at the library, story, cookies and cider), 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), Cookie Swap and Winter Bazaar (looking for crafters/bakers/sellers for Dec. 15). 

Publicity Up to 63 likes on Facebook, set up at Elementary, Middle and High school orientations (missed one) with table, information and list of upcoming events, articles in the Globe

Meetings, workshops, etc Advisory Council Meeting (LLC) Sept 6

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), additional donations of wool roving for felting events from Suzanne Pufpaff (felter from the Hastings area), bead donations from Michelle Lancaster (Friends Group member)

Lakeland, State other library news see new business below

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 Getting casino program funds, applying for grants, circulation up, Friends group planning for holiday tree/wreath decoration, advertising is up for events, working to make samples prior to events, am a presentor at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference in Nov., idea for next year - free community veggie stand infront of the library (people with extra veggies, fruit, flowers, etc. leave it there free for whomever wants it - church on 142nd and 2nd does this and they said that they have great reactions and never have to clean it out) if you are for it then looking for a builder maybe eagle scout or boy scout project if anyone knows someone or anyone who would like to volunteer for a little building project, is there opposition to having a running list of board members on the website under the board link?

Old Business

New Business: Director's Evaluation form (posted on-line) due to Suzanne today for compilation, Lakeland Proposed Modifications to the Plan of Service - must vote to either accept or not the changes (new libraries don't have to buy into the software we use and libraries can pull out of using that software - millenium- and everyone elses costs would most likely go up, and a few minor changes - see Plan of Service highlighted portions) 

Public Comment


Next Meeting Tuesday October 9th, 2012 at 7:00 PM