Dorr Township Library

April 16 Minutes




Dorr Township Library

Date: April 16, 2018

7:00 P.M.



Meeting was called to order at 7:07 pm by Rachel Vote, President.


Pledge of Allegiance:  Was said.


Roll Call: Present- Rachel Vote, Barb Gibson, Marcia Brock, Sara Rydman, Jennifer Klug Absent- Tara McMillin. Elyshia Schafer, Library Director, was also present. No visitors.


Approval of the Agenda:  Vote motioned to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Gibson. All yes, motion carried.


Approval of the Minutes: Gibson motioned to approve the March 19, 2018 minutes, seconded by Vote. All yes, motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report:   Gibson motioned to receive and file the March 2018 Treasurer’s report, seconded by Brock. All yes, motion carried. Gibson motioned, seconded by Brock, to pay the March 2018 credit card bill in the amount of $1371.34. All yes, motion carried.


Public Comment: None.

Director’s Report: Schafer provided a report of information about library programming and events during the preceding month and upcoming events. She also provided reports on meetings attended by the Director, grant applications, building issues, and ongoing library functioning.

·         April 1, 2018 – New budget year.

·         Summer Reading Program almost finalized to include Drum-unity with Hopkins Library at Hopkins Park on July 21, 2018, 1:30pm

Library Rocks – rock painting to create mural landscape at the library.

·         Pushing the Limit – final two months, books The Martin and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

·         Director Schafer’s schedule includes multiple meeting March, April and a Rural Library Conference the first week of May 2018.

·         LLC Director Carol Dawl will visit on April 26, 2018.

·         Dorr Library won the Legacy Grant from Allegan County Community Foundation for creating Vitality Pac Totes.  The totes are specific for senior adult concerns.

·         Successful trip to the Library of Congress includes a large selection of books on CD, reference books and cookbooks.


Township Board Meeting: The next meeting is April 26, 2018. Brock and Klug will attend this meeting. Library director Schafer attended the previous meeting and provided a 3-minute summary of current events and programming.


Committee Reports: None.



1.         Millage Update – Rydman reported the Committee will open the checking account this week.  Our next committee meeting will be Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm at 5 Lakes Brewing. 

2.         Ballot Language – Gibson motioned to approve the Library Ballot Language Proposal, seconded by Vote.  All yes, motioned carried.  Rydman will deliver to Dorr Township on Tuesday April 17, 2018 to add to Township meeting on April 26, 2018.


1.         Request for library board trustees to join the 2018 Trustee Alliance.  Gibson motioned and Brock approved the membership.  All yes motion carried.


Adjournment: Vote motioned, Brock seconded to adjourn at 8:25 pm. All yes.  Motion carried.


Next regular meeting:  May 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the library.


Submitted by Sara Rydman.

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