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Hopkins District Library

September 10th Minutes


September 10, 2013

Present: Suzanne Antvelink, Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel, Anita Kerber,

                Chris Navis

Absent: Dave Klink, Barb Wrobleski

1. Meeting called to order at 7pm.

2. Roll Call.

3. Agenda-approved.

4. Minutes-approved.

5. Treasurer’s Report-accepted.

6. Correspondence-Thank you cards from Bob Genetski & Mary Whitford;

     Letter from Hopkins Township Board regarding billing- discussion held and consensus reached to hold

     a special meeting to resolve  the matter on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. A letter will be sent to the 

     Hopkins Township Board members, inviting them to attend.

7. Public Comment-none.

8. Director’s Report

·         Sticks & Strings

·         Book Club

·         Possibly Garden Club next year

·         August programs well attended; 1st Friday at the Library went over well; felting & wool dyeing classes full w/wait list, would like a repeat; computer basics class-demand increasing for computer classes.

·         September programs-Wine making; 1st Friday night at the Library; self-defense class; cheese making; glass fusing, book making, hunters’ safety; fairy house building.

9. Meetings, workshops-Advisory Meeting, Township Meetings, PPS Meeting, ALA 2013 Annual  Meet-

     ing,  Director’s Summit meetings, Christmas committee, FOIA training Sept. 19, Employer Law Sept.

     27th; Promotions 101 “How to Write a Good Press Release” Sept. 30.

10. Building Issues- daylight sensor working on the sign; east doors need replacing.

11. Library Closings- Labor Day, weekend before

12. Volunteers- Friends of Library group –may help with events, corral little kids, book repair, alpha-


13. Other- New Health Care law: “What It Means to You” talk by state dept. of insurance and

       financial services to be held at Hopkins District Library (only one in Allegan County); DDA funded

       bike rack; scheduling classes; presenting at MLA Annual Conference; discovery packs-putting

     together books with common theme.

14. Old Business- updated rental agreement ; Package Policy and Digital Media Lab Policy presented and


15. New Business- Meeting Posting policy-posted in 2 locations; Little Free Libraries-will look into having   

      some built, location suggestions; ACCF quarterly insert-will participate starting in January, 2014.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

Next meeting – Special Meeting on October 1, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Submitted by Chris Navis