Meeting Minutes

Friends of HPL

Minutes of 04/18/2019 Meeting

Present: Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Irene Snow, John Clark, Jen Mabee

Call to Order: ​6pm. Adjourned 7pm.

03/21/2019 minutes: ​Accepted unanimously with date correction (03/2/19 to 03/21/19).

Financial Report: ​1) Previous balance $1860.48
2) Unanimous approval for $105 State Park Pass and $32.14 for craft supplies (Melody Braley and Beth Clark}

Move Progress: ​No discussion as Nick was absent. Continue at next meeting.

School Liaison: ​Community Reads, 5/3 and 5/31

Fundraising: ​1)​ ​Yard/Book/Plant Sale Sat. 06/01/19 9am 1pm
-Irene will design poster
-Helen will advertise in newspapers and on Facebook
-John will advertise in Uncle Henrys and on various other websites
-Looking for seedlings, flowers, housewares, and of course books
-Wrapping up details at next meeting
=when item collection / sorting will occur
=scheduling of workers
2) John disclosed a secret fundraising technique (involving losing lottery tickets). He
recently earned enough losing points to buy a computer which he then delivered to the St. Albans Elementary School. *This is the fourth computer he has donated to schools this way!


1)​ Review 

-Bee Talk – 10 people attended 

-With Needles and Patience – meeting Thursdays 3pm 4:30pm

-Lyme Talk – 4 people attended

-Family Reading Carnival great turnout
=Ellie and The Lyons Club would like to thank everyone who helped out. Over 1000​
Books entered our community!!
=There was a good steady flow of families with great child participation.

2) Upcoming

-Lyme Talk II Friday 05/10 6pm – 8pm

-Lets Talk About It (Maine Reads) Book Discussion Group   =Book 1 is Winter Dance Tuesday 05/28 

-Future programs – Dates TBD
=Fish biologist Wes Ashe
=Local author Bette Stephens
=Michael Rekrut, Hiking in Nepal

-Summer Reading Program A Universe of Stories
=Start date / sign ups still TBD Finale 08/14/2019
=Programs (starred programming means Nick needs volunteers)
#Week of July 4​th:​ Legos in Space*
#July 24-25​th ​ 2pm 4pm Maine Discovery Museum
#Art with Johanna Sorensen
#Space Theater*
#Moon Landing Craft*
#Finale under the stars with telescope / planetarium(?)
=A few questions were left for Nick: When does school end, and has there been
outreach regarding program? Is there an attraction for opening day? Will programming
budget pay for attractions?

Publicity: Helen will advertise for Summer Reading Program and (yard sale).​

Old Business: 1)​ Planetarium should be reserved soon.
2) Boyscouts coming to weed gardens, date TBD

New Business: 1)​ A Little Library is being considered to commemorate Hartlands 200​th​ Anniversary In 2020. (Possibly in conjunction with the Board of Trustees)
-An estimate given by Tiemre Rowe (who built one for St. Albans) was $400-$450
-Sentiment of those present was universally favorable
-A suggested spot is near the Town Office/Gazebo

2)State Park Pass
-Cost is $105 A family may check out the State Park Pass for 1 day
-FOL voted and approved motion to buy pass for library patrons
-Helen will advertise
-John will pick up pass on Monday in Augusta

Upcoming Events: 1) Storytime and puppet shows continue on Saturdays at 10:30am​
Needles and Patience continue on Thursdays at 3pm
Lyme Talk II Friday May 10​th
Community Reads May 3​rd​ and 31rst
Yard/Plant/Book sale Saturday June 1rst (collections week before)




Friends of HPL, Minutes of 3/21/19 Meeting
Present: David Bernard, his guest Diane, Nick Berry, Beth Clark, John Clark, Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Jen Mabee, Tim Rowe

Call to Order
6 pm. Adjourned 8 pm

2/21/2019 minutes
Accepted unanimously

Financial Report
Income: $35 (membership), Expenses: none
Balance: $1860.48

Move Progress
Group met 3/6. USDA and many other grants are available. Chris L. MAY be able to get a $million grant and then offer HPL a long-term lease for $1.00.
Nick is very busy researching the many grants.

School Liaison
Beth reports 4 volunteers are reading with individuals at St. Albans School weekly.

Family Reading Carnival, 4/6, 10:30-1. 16 boxes of new books were donated by a publisher, and more coming from Literacy Volunteers. Helen and Kathie will help sort 3/23. John and Beth will go with Ellie 3/27 to Bangor. Many activities are planned. Nick and Beth will have tables. Jen, Faith, and John will lead Readers’ Theater.

Community Reads, 5/3 or 31. David will participate.

Library Tour: not yet.

Fund Raising
Yard/Book/Plant Sale is tentatively Sat., 6/1, 9 to 1.
Please collect stuff!

Read to Me: not much feedback, but increased awareness. RBG movie and Ceramic coasters very good.

With Needles and Patience will begin Thur., 3/28, 3 to 4:30 pm. Weekly offerings of a variety of projects with Patience Bailey.

Lyme Disease presentation by John, Thurs., 4/11, 5-7 pm.  Can you bring light refreshments?

May: Fish biologist Wes Ashe? (?Marek, Julie)

June/July: Michael Rekrut, Hiking in Nepal?

Let’s Talk About It, end of summer. Meet with facilitator to discuss 5 chosen books.

Educational Legos with Nick during April vacation.  Pre-register. Age 4-12. Could be displayed in glass case. Jen and Faith will help.

Summer Reading Program. Lots of projects: art, telescope, rockets(?), ME Discovery Museum; planetarium (Nick will ask Chris about having it on town land; David will check its availability 2nd week of Aug.)

Re sandwich board. To keep it safe, house it each evening. Anyone have a used dolly to make moving it easier?

Friends of HPL Banner – Beth is making one! We WILL reimburse her.

Old Business
Coffee House: modify to less involved/costly offerings. Human Library. Home concerts or in collaboration with Newport and Pittsfield.

MSL grant – David will continue to research this.

Summerfest: Beth will offer Giant Bubbles.

New Business
Capital Campaign – See sheet Beth brought to meeting.

Cub Scouts will weed the library gardens!

Upcoming Events
Story Hours every Sat. at 10:30 am.
With Needles and Patience Thurs., 3/28, 3-4:30 pm
Bee Talk with Hutchins Hives, Fri., 3/29, 3 pm
Kids Crafts Sock Puppets and Puppet Theater, Sat. 3/30, 11 am
Family Reading Carnival, Sat., April 6, 10:30 – 1 pm
Community Reads May 3 or 31

Next Meeting
Thurs., April 18, 6 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretar