Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the February 20, 2020
Friends of HPL Meeting

Present: Nick Berry, Kathie Clark, Jen Mabee, Tim Rowe, and Irene White

Call to order
Meeting began @ 6:05 pm, ended 7:10 pm

Minutes
The 1/23/20 minutes were approved as read.

Financial Report
$35 received from dues. Balance now $2420.
Jen had sent reminders that dues are due.

Publicity
Facebook and Instagram continue to get traffic.
Helen sends info to RTE and Chamber.

Programs
Field Day during school vacation was a success. 12 kids, 6 adults, played games, enjoyed snacks.
Story Time and Puppet Theater continue Saturdays.
Sewing with Patience continues Thursdays.
The Book Club meets the last Tuesday of each month. Current title: The Signature of All Things by Eliz. Gilbert. March: Code Girls by Liza Mundy.

Kids Craft March 21: I Spy boards. Bring odds and ends to HPL, or Mar. meeting.
Anna’s Little Buddy had small audience but great interaction and was much appreciated.  Jeanine Deas is writing another book.
Read Maine: Nick’s professor from UMF is one of the authors. Last year’s discussion group included Newport and Pittsfield and us, and will again this year some time in the summer. Register in early March. Friends will vote on financing this at March meeting.

Old Business
Book Box: Tiemer is working on it. It will be ready by 6/6, Hartland’s Bicentennial.

Loon Talk, Audubon Society, 5/13 @ 7 pm

Family Reading Carnival Sat., 4/11, 10:30 am – 1 pm. Volunteers are needed to sort books, pack lunches. See Ellie. Friends will have a table. Faith will play I Spy with kids.

Author Bette Stevens 4/21, 6:30 pm. We are encouraged to read her Maine Haiku.

KVCAP Update: KVCAP has purchased school and land from the town. HPL Board has voted to purchase our portion for $1 from KVCAP. Nick, Rusty, and Joanne are working to submit grants to raise $840,000.

New Business
Hartland Bicentennial: We may walk in the parade in historical costume or book character, carrying sign. Jen will let Stacy Halford know of our intent to participate. Other ideas welcome.
Dave Pelton from KVCAP will speak to Outlook Club on Thursday, 3/5, downstairs in HPL. All are invited to hear TIFF explained and have your questions answered.
SRP begins last week in June. The theme, Tell Your Story, compliments the Bicentennial celebration. Share your ideas with Nick.
Ukelele Group. There are groups in Waterville and Dexter, and interest in starting one here. Irene has invited the Dexter Group to give us a presentation. Date TBA.

Next Meeting
Mar. 19th, 6 pm.
Bring I Spy items, ideas for parade, SRP…

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretary, Friends of HPL

Minutes of the January 23, 2020,
Meeting of the Friends of HPL

Present: Patience Bailey, Nick Berry, Kathie Clark, Jen Mabee, Tim Rowe, Irene White

Call to order
This meeting was postponed from 1/16 due to weather.
Began at 6 pm; ended at 6:55 pm

Minutes
The minutes from 11/19/19 were accepted as read.

Financial Report
Previous balance $2315. Income $90 (craft fair), $30 (dues). Expenses $50 (author visit). New balance $2385.
Presented by Pres. Jen.

Publicity
On-going in RTE, Facebook, and website.

Programs
Story Time and Puppet Theater continue Saturdays.
Sewing will expand to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays, from 3 to 6 pm.

Jeanine Deas will present her book, Little Buddy, Sat., 2/15, at 11 am. This is a family event. Jeanine will have copies of Little Buddy for sale.

Kids Crafts 1/18 made paper lanterns to acknowledge Chinese New Year

March 21 will be I Spy boards. We are asked to bring small odds and ends for the I Spy boards to the next meeting.

Audubon Society Loon Talk with Tracy Hart May 13, 7 pm. Plan to attend!

Feb. 16 to 22 is school vacation. Let Nick know if you can help out.

Patience reports that they contributed 1 hat, 20 pillowcases, 6 pillows, 9 sleeping bags, 1 quilt-and-pillow set, 8 stuffies, and 2 dolls to the Christmas Fund.

Old Business
Book Box—continues in spring.
Barb & Shirley sent thank-you’s for our help at the Christmas Fund.
Décor: Outlook Club will decorate monthly; Hartland Historical Society will display in our case, perhaps all year, to help celebrate Hartland’s Bicentennial.
Jen presented Friends’ report to the Board 1/8. On file in the minutes.

New Business
2020 dues are due. Membership forms will be sent out.
St. Albans Lion’s Club Family Reading Carnival is 4/11. Children’s books and volunteers are needed. See Ellie.

Downstairs bulletin board needs updating. See Jen to help with ideas &/or re-doing.

Adriane is going to Africa in the spring. Let’s ask her for a presentation.

Betty Stevens has a new book, on Haiku. Shall we ask her for a presentation?

KVCAP Meeting
Nick attended 1/21. He reports that renovation of the current space + an add-on + new entrance would, at the engineer’s estimate, cost $731,000.
No official decisions were made at that meeting.

Next Meeting
Thurs., Feb. 20th, 6 pm.
Bring “odds and ends.”

Respectfully submitted,
Kathleen M. Clark, Secretary