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Hopkins District Library

January 8th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

December 15, 2012

Present: Suzanne Antvelink, Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel, David Klink, Chris Navis, Barbara Wrobleski

Absent: Anita Kerber

1.      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM.

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   Winter reading club “Bingo” begins Jan. 26.

o   1st graders will begin coming to library once a month.

o   Book making class.

·         Publicity

o   Up to 82 “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.

o   PPS meeting.

o   MLA meeting.

o   Plinkit show & tell webinar.

·         Building Issues

o   Broken door.

·         Budget Issues

o   None.

·         Library Closings

o   None.

·         Volunteers

o   22 people have signed up for the Friends of the Library group. Next meeting March 4.

o   Creative Home book will be published this year.

o   Donations of books still arriving.

·         Lakeland, State, other library news

o   Digital signature program will cost $300 initially plus maintenance and installation fees.  Board decided not to participate.

·         Patron comments and suggestions

o   Book suggestions.

o   Looking for program ideas.

·         Other

o   Sent out 15 boxes (517 books) to Better World Books.

o   Planning for purchase of technology and other improvements with grant money.

o   Researching new library sign.

o   Donation letters written to request sponsorship of programs.

9.      Old Business


10.  New Business

·         Policy Manual changes approved as ammended.

·         Lynn moved that bonuses be paid to library employees as outlined in policy manual, Suzanne seconded, motion carried.

11.  Public comment


12.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink