Meeting Minutes

Friends of HPL Minutes, May 20, 2021
Present: Nick Berry, Ellie Davids, Kathie Clark, Helen Gallagher, Jen Mabee, Liz Vezina, Irene Whit

Call to order
We met in person outside at the Library, beginning at 6 pm and ending at 7:05 pm.

Minutes of the 4/15/21 meeting were approved.

Financial Report
Balance is $2367.51

Publicity
The plant sale was very well publicized.

School Liaison
No report due to COVID.

Programs
Nick is considering returning to in-person Storytime. Jen offered to help.
The Book Club plans to meet at HPL next month, outdoors. A new reading list will begin in July. Anyone interested in joining this Club may contact Nick at the Library.
The Summer Reading Program, “Tails and Tales,” will (mostly) be held at HPL, outdoors. Ages 4 through 18 are welcome.
7/1: Paul Bunyan Day, with Jen.
7/8: Hartland Tales, with Nick.
7/15: Discovery Museum, via Zoom.
7/22: ditto. 4 engineering activities—structural, electrical, environmental, biomedical—will be covered, 2 each day.
7/29: scavenger hunt.
8/5: Art Program, with Johanna Sorensen.
8/12: Finale, 2 pm.

Old Business
New Library: no news.
Plant Sale: This was held May 22, was great fun, and raised $396.55 + $40 from dues + 2 new members joined.

We may make the plant sale an annual event. Some ideas were raised: renew the gardens in front of the Library next spring and/or transfer it to the new location + save some plants for next year’s plant sale. Make a Community Garden at the new location.

Town Centennial may take place 9/18 – 9/25. We will have a book sale then.

Next Meeting
Thurs., 8/12, 6 pm.
Jen will send Agenda and notice of exact location.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretary