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November 11th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting Minutes

November 11, 2014

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

Absent: Barb Wrobleski

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

2.      Roll Call. Dave Klink is no longer serving on the HDL board due to moving from the township. Anita Kerber announced that she would be leaving the HDL board at the end of the year. Replacements for Dave and Anita will need to be found.

3.      Approval of Agenda


4.      Approval of Minutes


5.      Treasurer’s Report


6.      Correspondence

·         Thank you from Dorr Township Library board for invitation to HDL board’s December meeting.

7.      Public Comment

·         None.

8.      Director’s Report

·         Programs

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

o   Book club meeting regularly.

o   Elementary classes coming for ornament making class on Dec. 5. Seven classes will be coming.

o   Winter bazaar – Nov. 22; also at HHS, Sycamore, and Dorr.

·         Publicity

o   Up to 469 likes on Facebook.

o   Planning additional advertising on Facebook.

o   ACCF quarterly news is out; advertising is still up at Regent Theater.

o   Working on Jan.-March newsletter.

·         Meetings, workshops, etc.

o   Advisory and board meeting for LLC in Dorr.

o   PR program in Jackson.

·         Building Issues

o   Looking into new bookcases-ACCF is donating them.

o   Exterior side doors may need to be replaced before winter.

·         Budget Issues

o   2014 budget amended.

o   2015 budget approved.

·         Library Closings

o   Thanksgiving weekend.

·         Volunteers

o   Donations of books still arriving.

o   Program ideas.

·         Lakeland, State, other library news

o   Books on CD lending is up and running.

·         Patron comments and suggestions

o   Book suggestions.

o   DVD suggestions and program suggestions.

o   Donations coming in for Sasha, the library cat. Will send on to the Humane Society.

·         Other

o   Winter bazaar.

o   Charge for programs in 2015- It was decided to request a $5 security deposit from persons signing up for programs. The $5 deposit will be returned to the participant when they arrive for the program. In the past, some people had signed up for a program, keeping other interested persons from attending, and then not show up, creating a need for a security deposit.

9.      Old Business- None.

10.  New Business

·         Holiday hours-close the day before a holiday, i.e., July 3, December 24.

·         Director Evaluations will be emailed to board members.

·         Bonuses for employees: $. 50 per hr. worked for Linda and Cheryl; $.25 for Natalie; $50 bonus for Jeanne. Jeanne will also receive a raise beginning in January to $12 @ hr.

·         Welcome packet of local information- being worked on; will send to newcomers to the area.

·         State Aid report

·         Election of 2015 officers: President- Suzanne Antvelink

                                           Vice-president – Karon Dunifin

                                            Treasurer- Mimi Gabriel

                                            Secretary – Lynn Francis

11.  Public comment

·         None.

12.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, at 7:00 PM.