Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Rd.    P.O.  Box 247
Hamburg, MI  48139


Hamburg Township Library Board of Trustees
November 18, 2014


Meeting called to order at 7:00pm in the library meeting room.
Members present: Andy Byerly, Sally Crouch, Peg Eibler, Michaelene Farrell, Richelle Hocking, and Jim Katakowski.
Also present: Holly Hentz and Christine Weber.


  1. A motion to approve the agenda as presented was made by Crouch.  Seconded by Byerly.  Motion carried.
  1. A motion to approve the October 21, 2014 minutes with the correction in Librarian’s Report #3 should read  “Number of new patrons in September was 73”  was made by Farrell.  Seconded by Byerly.  Motion carried.


Call to the Public
None present.


  1. A motion to approve the Financial Report for October 2014 was made by Crouch. Seconded by Hocking. Motion carried
  2. A motion to accept Library Voucher #536 in the amount of $44,058.42 was made by Farrell.  Seconded by Byerly.  Motion carried.

Librarian’s Report

  1. The monthly people counter indicates and average of 210 visitors a day. 
  2. E-book circulation in October was 113 check-outs.
  3. Number of new patrons in October was 82.
  4. Halloween Party update indicated 102 children plus 98 adults participated.
  5. Book sales resulted in $732.35. Final figure incomplete as purchases are still being made.



  1. Letter from John Wilson, Livingston County Dept. of Public Health that water system meets all standards.
  2. Letter from Jim Neilson thanking library for being a voting precinct.

Old Business

Hentz will investigate the benefits of joining the Community Foundation for SE Michigan.


New Business

  1. Election of Board Officers:
    President: Byerly nominated Eibler.  Seconded by Hocking.  Eibler accepted and was elected.
    Vice-President: Byerly nominated Crouch.  Seconded by Eibler.  Crouch accepted and was elected.
    Secretary: Byerly nominated Hocking. Seconded by Farrell. Hocking accepted and was elected.
    Treasurer: Crouch nominated Farrell.  Seconded by Byerly.  Farrell accepted and was elected
  2. Hentz distributed front page of winter newsletter which outlines progress on new and expanded services promised with the new millage. 
  3. Mango Languages (online language learning program) is now available. People must have a Hamburg library card to use this service.
  4. Library will introduce Homebound Connection, a homebound delivery service, in January/February.

Relevant Board Issues

  1. Hentz secured Byerly’s contact information.


     A motion to adjourn was made by Farrell.  Seconded by Crouch. Motion carried.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.


Next meeting will be December 16, 2014  at 7:00pm.