Meeting Minutes

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