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January 14 Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2014

Present: Suzanne Antvelink , Natalie Bazan, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel, David Klink, Chris Navis

Absent: Karon Dunifin, Anita Kerber, Barbara Wrobleski

1.      Meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM.

2.      Roll Call.

3.      Approval of Agenda


4.      Approval of Minutes


5.      Treasurer’s Report

·         Amendment to 2013 budget – all columns zero out at end of year.

·         Review and approval of 2014 budget.

o   Lynn moved to amend the 2014 budget, Suzanne seconded, all approved.

6.      Correspondence

·         None.

7.      Public Comment

·         None.

8.      Director’s Report

·         Programs

o   Sticks & Strings – 3rd Monday of the month.

o   Book club meeting regularly.

o   Finished scheduling for the “Pushing the Limits” grant fund.

o   Friends group

o   Barb Bennett – starting Healthy U

·         Publicity

o   Up to 165 likes on Facebook.

o   Globe articles.

o   Wayland Townbroadcast

o   Allegan News

o   Article submitted for January ACCF news insert.

·         Meetings, workshops, etc.

o   Advisory meeting.

o   Director’s summit meeting.

o   Christmas committee.

o   Rural libraries conference.

o   Webinar for MeL databases.

·         Building Issues

o   None.

·         Budget Issues

o   None.

·         Library Closings

o   Christmas & New Year’s.

o   Weather closures.

·         Volunteers

o   22 people in Friends of the Library group.

o   Donations of books still arriving.

o   Program ideas.

·         Lakeland, State, other library news

o   none.

·         Patron comments and suggestions

o   Book suggestions.

o   DVD suggestions.

·         Other

o   Winter secret project.

o   Joint grant application for programming.

o   Searching for science grants to provide for summer reading program and possibly add Makerspace.

o   Added chair/loveseat in kid’s area.

o   Donate basket to St. Stan’s fund raiser.

9.      Old Business

·         Township update.

o Make request for return of building agreement.

o Sent bill for utility bill for 2013 – balance due is $777.44.

o Reviewed letter draft – agreed to hold for now.

10.  New Business

·         Officer election – agreed to continue in current positions.

o President                Suzanne Antvelink

o Vice-President       Chris Navis

o Secretary                Dave Klink

o Treasurer               Mimi Gabriel

·         Reviews for library staff – approved up to .15/hr or 5% increase.

11.  Public comment

·         None.

12.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Dave Klink