Minutes: August 16, 2018

Friends of the Hartland Public Library
Minutes 8/16/18

Present: Nick Berry, Beth Clark, John Clark, Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Julie Plater, Maureen Rekrut, Irene White, and potential member Loretta McGee

Call to order
Welcome to new member Julie Plater
@ 6:10 pm

Minutes of April 19 and May 17, 2018
Approved as written

Financial Report
Beth gave a written report. Balance: $1022.18
Approved

Appreciation
To Nick for SRP, Liz for website, Helen for publicity, Irene for plants, Beth for update, Tim for composing two songs for the SRP, and to everyone who helped with the summer reading program.

Publicity
Website is https://hartlandpubliclibrary.org/
Articles, often with pictures, in RTE
Our Facebook page is visited often.
400 brochures went to area schools re SRP.
Fund Raising
Yard sale with Outlook Club Sat., 8/18 – $179.00 was raised for HPL
Consider concert? Craft fair?

Programs
22 children completed SRP goals. Enjoyable! Tim’s song is on website.
Bulletin Board. Please bring ideas for themes. Beth will do 1 for International Peace Day.
Hawk Talk by Marek Plater- Well received!
CB Anderson’s presentation on River Talk. – 8 from HPL attended. Do we want to invite another author?
Metal detecting—on hold
Lyme Disease presentation – John has 2 videos to show in Oct.
Holiday Card Exchange in December – with libraries in 14 other states.
Kids’ Crafts (see Upcoming Events

Next Meeting
Come with ideas about goals for the Friends, potential budget items , and items to add to our wish list.
Thursday Sept. 20 at 6:00 pm
Annual Meeting, Thurs. Oct 18 at 6:00 pm
HPL Volunteer recognition, Sat, Oct 13 at 1:00 pm.

Upcoming Events
International Day of Peace Celebration – Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30-noon
Oct. 6: Kids Crafts Sand Art – Melody Braley will lead
Oct. 13: Library Volunteer Recognition
Fri., Oct. 12 & 19, 6 pm: Lyme Disease videos – John will present
Oct. 20: Kids Crafts 3-D Masks – Beth will lead
Sat., Nov. 3, Ripley, the Christmas Tree Dog with author Carol Ouellette and illustrator FreDonna Ladd – Books will be available for purchase
Bee Keeping March date TBD – Samantha Hutchins will lead
April date TBD Travel Talk: Mt. Hood and Nepal –  with Michael Rekrut