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Hopkins District Library

October 8 Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2013

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

Absent: Chris Navis

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

Postponed until next meeting.

6. Correspondence

· Letter from Ybema family.

· Letter/donation from Knudsen family.

7. Director’s Report

* Programs

o Sticks & Strings – 3rd Monday of the month (starting in Oct).

o Book club meeting regularly.


o Wine making.

o Friday nights at the library.

o Self-defense

o Cheese making

o Glass fusing

o Book making

o Hunter’s safety

o Fairy house building


o Friday nights at the library.

o Book club

o Friends meeting

o Affordable Care Act talk – Oct. 21

o Computer basics Q&A

o Beer making – Oct 26

o Sticks & Strings

o Spider felted balls

o Holiday stories

o Halloween

* Publicity

o Up to 148 likes on Facebook.

o Globe articles.

o Wayland Townbroadcast

o Allegan News

o Arts Alive finished

o New newsletter out.

* Meetings, workshops, etc.

o Advisory meeting.

o Township meetings.

o ALA 2013 Annual meeting.

o Director’s summit meeting.

o Christmas committee.

o MLA annual conference.

o Rural libraries conference.

* Building Issues

o Updating quotes for bike rack.

* Budget Issues

o None.

* Library Closings

o None.

o Will be open Halloween from 6-8pm for candy check/rest stop.

* Volunteers

o 22 people in Friends of the Library group – met Oct. 7.

o Donations of books still arriving.

* Lakeland, State, other library news

o none. 

* Patron comments and suggestions

o Book suggestions.

o DVD suggestions.

* Other

o Starting work on winter secret project – Dec 2.

o Grant applications.

8. Old Business

· Meeting policy.

9. New Business

· None.

10. Public comment

· None.

11. Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink