2014-2015 Budget

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Library Policies

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Employment

The Dexter District Library currently has no job openings.

History of the Library

The Dexter Public Library was founded by The Dexter Woman's Study Club in 1927, first as a shelf of books in a local store and later in the small building on Central Street that now houses the sheriff's office.

In 1938, the Village of Dexter took over support of the Library, but the Woman's Club continued to operate it until 1957, when the village assumed management through an appointed "provisional board." In that same year, the Friends of the Dexter Public Library was organized.

In 1963, at a meeting of the Friends, Dexter Village president Bruce Waggoner proposed the purchase of a house at 3173 Baker Road as a Library building. The Dexter Provisional Library Board could not buy or sell real property nor borrow money, so it was suggested that because the Library had always served all the residents of the Dexter School District, a Library district covering the same area as the school district be established under the Dexter Library Establishment Act of 1955. The five municipalities that formed the district included the Village of Dexter, Scio, Webster, and Dexter Townships, and the Dexter Community Schools Board of Education. Each municipality appointed members to the new Library Board and each pledged financial support. Later, when the Dexter Library Establishment Act of 1989 was enacted, the Dexter Library made the necessary changes to comply with its requirements.

By the early 1990's, it became apparent that if the Library was to grow with the community and provide the kind of library service its patrons expected, it would need more support than the municipalities were able to provide. So in 1994, the voters of the school district were asked to approve 1/2 mil support for the Library's operations, and they did so by a wide margin.

As a result, the Library was able to engage its first professional director, extend its open hours from 26 to 38 per week, add staff, and begin a long-overdue updating and expansion of its collections. The need for more room to accommodate these changes led to the purchase and renovation of the former Methodist Church Education Building at 8040 Fourth Street, and in July, 1996, the Dexter District Library moved into its new home. At the same time, the Library's open hours were once again extended, this time to 58 per week.

In 2009, the library opened for business at it's new location of 3255 Alpine Street.

Goals

Facilities: The Dexter District Library will provide a convenient and inviting facility with a diversity of spaces for various materials, programs, services and staff that serves the entire community.

Materials: The Dexter District Library will continually review and evaluate the book and multi-media collections to ensure that the quality and diversity of materials meets the needs of the community.

Staff: The Dexter District Library will have a friendly, informed and professional staff to serve an ever-increasing number of customers.

Marketing: The Dexter District Library will continually inform and educate our community about the public library, its governance, functions, value and service programs.

Programming: The Dexter District Library will provide Library patrons with programs and outreach activities that entertain and enrich their lives.

How to get a Library Card

Please contact Mary Graulich, Circulation Supervisor, for any Library Circulation questions via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Residents:
Anyone who lives in the Library District is entitled and encouraged to receive a borrowing card. The Library District mirrors the service area of the Dexter Community Schools. This includes the Village of Dexter and portions of Dexter, Freedom, Hamburg, Lima, Lodi, Northfield, Scio and Webster townships.

Non-Residents:
Anyone who lives outside of the Library District is eligible to obtain a library card for an annual fee.

Children's Cards:
Any child under the age of 16 in the Library District may register for his/her own card when the parent or guardian signs the registration form and assumes financial responsibility. Children 16 years old or older may register without a parent or guardian's signature, providing the child can provide the appropriate proof of identification and residency.

Special Borrowers Cards are defined as:

  • persons owning property within the district and living outside the district or renters residing within the district. A waiver of the non-resident fee may be obtained and a card issued to people in this category. Proof of ownership or occupancy must be shown and recorded on the registration form.
  • persons who work for a business or other tax paying entity within the Library's District and living outside the district. A waiver of the non-resident fee may be obtained and a card issued to people in this category. Proof of employment in the form of a letter from the employer, on official letterhead, must be shown and recorded on the registration form.
  • any administrator, educator, other government employee or employee of a non-profit organization residing outside the district but employed by an entity within the district. Proof of current address and proof of employment and position must be presented at the time of registration. Proof of employment in the form of a letter from the employer, on official letterhead, must be shown and recorded on the registration form.

Registering in the Library:
To receive a library card, applicants must complete a registration form and present proof of current residence. Any of the following forms of identification will be accepted as proof of residency:

  • valid driver's license
  • car registration
  • current telephone or utility bill
  • lease agreement
  • property deed
  • current tax receipt
  • checkbook with name and address imprint
  • State of Michigan identification card
  • State of Michigan voter registration

Please report all U.S. postal address, e-mail address, name, and phone number changes to the Library. This will help us contact you about your materials and holds.

Using Your Card:

  • When you come to the Library, you must have your card to borrow books.
  • If you send a friend or family member to pick up your materials, they must have your library card. That is how we know they have your permission to have your materials.
  • Library cards issued to the Library District residents are valid for three years.
  • Library cards issued to special borrowers are valid for one year.

About Us

Mission:

The Dexter District Library serves everyone by being a center for popular materials in a variety of print, audiovisual and electronic formats.

For more details, click any of the links on the right column.

Library Board

Board members are appointed by the local municipalities that founded the Library district. These include Dexter, Scio and Webster Townships, Dexter Community Schools and the Village of Dexter. Community members interested in serving on the Library Board should contact the municipality in which they live. Residents of Freedom, Hamburg, Lima, Lodi and Northfield Townships should apply to the Dexter Community Schools. Board members are appointed to four year terms.


2014 - 2015 Board of Trustees

Jim LaVoie, President
Shelly Vrsek, Vice President
Pat Cousins, Treasurer
Barbara Davenport, Secretary 
Mike DeAngelo 
Cassy Korinek 
Donna Palmer 
Rosemary Quigley

 


2014 - 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

The Board meets the first Monday of every month in the Library's Lower Level meeting rooms. The meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

Meeting dates for 2013 and January 2014 are:
January 6  ***Rescheduled to January 13***
February 3  ***Rescheduled to February 10***
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
Sept 8* - Click for 2014-2015 Library Budget.
October 6
November 3
December 1
January 5, 2015 
* September meeting date one week later than usual due to Labor Day.

All meetings are open to the public.


Board Committees

 

Finance

Pat Cousins, Barbara Davenport, Donna Palmer, Paul McCann

Facilities

Pat Cousins, Jim LaVoie, Rosemary Quigley, Paul McCann, Orv Oberle

Policy

Mike Deangelo, Cassy Korinek, Shelly Vrsek, Paul McCann

 

You may view electronic versions of past Board meeting minutes on menu on the side of the screen.

 

 

Hours & Location

 

3255 Alpine Street
Dexter, MI 48130
Phone: 734-426-4477
Fax: 734-426-1217

 

 Open

 Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Holidays

The Library is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day Sunday
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Please contact the library for specific holiday closings.

 

Emergency Closings

The Library will be closed only when weather conditions deteriorate to the point where emergency situations prevail, when vital equipment in the building fails (e.g., furnace malfunction, no water in the building, no electricity, etc.) or when there is a general emergency within the Dexter Village and/or it's surrounding Townships.

Board Minutes 2014-05-05

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