Meeting Minutes

Friends of HPL, Minutes of 2/18/21 Minutes
Present: Nick Berry, Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Maureen Rekrut, Liz Vezina

Call to order
The Zoom Meeting was from 6:05 to 7:03 pm.

Minutes
Of the 1/21/21 meeting
Were accepted.

Financial Report
Dues and a donation and a payment to Liz for the website fees brought the balance to $2383.

Publicity
Helen reports that we continue to get published in the RTE, and that Principal Suprenant responds favorably to monthly outreach. Since the Chamber isn’t publishing our notices, should we become a dues-paying member?

Helen will contact Susan Bowman at the C of C.

1 of the 2 trustee vacancies has been filled: Sarah Fitzmaurice.
Liz updates the website regularly.

Programs
Virtual Storytime is using beginner chapter books.
Virtual Book Club meets monthly. Interested in joining? See Nick.

Old Business
Grants have been submitted toward the New Library.
So far, no response to the Essay Contest.
Summer Reading Program: Theme is “Tails & Tales” Nick is re-working prizes.Volunteers and ideas welcome.
Outdoors might be OK.
Spring Plant Sale: Date will be 5/22, from 9 to 11 am. Ask for community to contribute perennials, seedlings, houseplants, seeds…

New Business
Read Maine: The books are Mainely Power, a mystery by Matt Cost, and Mill Town, non-fiction by Kerri Arsenault on growing up in Rumford. Open to the community.
We voted to split the cost of the books with the Board, as usual.
Register in May.

No Reading Carnival due to the pandemic.

Next Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6 pm.
Look for Jen’s email to Zoom.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretary