Source: Sherman Publications

Orion Township LIbrary Board
Synopsis of July 18, 2013 meeting

July 31, 2013



Regular Meeting

July 18, 2013

Present: MaryAnne Thorndycraft, Mary Pergeau, Mike Luna, Jim Phillips, Jim Abramczyk, Bert Quinn, trustees; Karen Knox, director

Meeting called to order at 6:32 p.m.

Agenda approved

Consent agenda approved

Patron visits in June, 18,377

44,128 items checked out

Attendance at library programs, 1287

The Summer Reading Kick-Off was the busiest yet and the library continues to be very busy

Strategic Planning yielded 93 participants in Focus Groups, and 864 people completed online surveys; participation exceeded our expectations

The Orion Room will be named, James Ingram Room, dedication will be held on Saturday, September28th,at2 p.m.

General Federation of Women’s Club will dedicate a wall display promoting their membership and upcoming 100-year anniversary in the lobby on Saturday, September 28th, at 3 p.m.

Board Members serving on the Fund Development committee plan to meet with the Friends to help as needed. Marty Wheeler, Jim Phillips and Karen Knox attended an event on planned giving, and Karen shared what was learned

Strategic Planning Committee meeting met twice since last Board meeting and will meet again on 7/29/13 and 8/12/13 with Kim, the consultant; a final document will be presented to the board in August and Karen will also present the strategic plan to the School Board, Orion Township Board, and the Village Council

Finance Committee -Budget meeting scheduled for, Monday, August 12th at 6 p.m.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

The next regular meeting of the Orion Township Public Library Board is Thursday, August 15th, 2013 in the conference room of the library at 6:30 p.m.

Prepared by,

Karen Knox, Director