Minutes: June 2020

Minutes of the June 18, 2020, Meeting of the Friends of HPL

Present: Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Maureen Rekrut, and Liz Vezina

Call to Order This Zoom meeting began 6:05 pm, ended 6:40 pm

May’s minutes were not read or voted upon

Financial Report
Maureen reported no changes. Balance: $2385.00; she will send out an updated finance report by email sometime in July.

Helen continues RTE. Liz updated webpage today.

Summer Reading Program
Registration can begin immediately via this website: hartlandpubliclibrary.beanstack.org

For those without internet access that wish to participate they can submit paper reading reports through the book drop and Nick will register them with an offline account. It’s going to be the same rules as last year with every 10 books read they will earn a free book. In addition they will receive a free book if they participate in at least 3 of the online programs or story times, and another if they participate in 6. There is also a smartphone app they can download via the Apple or Google Play stores.

Teens and Adult/Parents can also register for their own challenge but we don’t have prizes. It will be fun to do the challenge alongside the kids. The program begins on July 1st and ends on August 15th. All of the programs will be online via Zoom at 1pm.

The schedule is as follows:

July 8th: Lego Time with the Librarian
July 8th: Kids can pick up activity kits for the Maine Discovery Museum program. July 15th: Art with Nokomis Art Teacher and Illustrator Johanna Sorensen
July 22: Hartland Haiku and Poetry with Author Bette Stevens
July 24: Science in the Summer with Maine Discovery Museum (Please complete the activities beforehand)
July 29: Hartland Family Feud with Jen Mabee
August 5: Music of Hartland with Musician Tim Rowe
Kathie thanks Helen for forwarding this email from Nick.

Virtual Book Club
Ellie informed us this began 12 or13 years ago as an Adult Ed program. The next meeting will be 6/30 (the last Tues. of each month.) July and August may be outdoors. BYOChair! Regarding ReadME, Ellie wasn’t sure if that will happen, as the ME Humanities Council website isn’t updated.
Consider joining!

Old Business
Book Box: Once Tiemer has finished it, the Board and Friends will each reimbutse him $150. A plaque will be attached: “In Celebration of Hartland’s Bicentennial.” Site TBD, hopefully in a protected-from-weather location.
Loon Talk and Author Bette Stephens both postponed indefinitely due to COVID19.
Hartland Bicentennial and Library Yard Sale postponed indefinitey. Next spring?

New Business
At the Annual Meeting in October we elect new officers, so we must have a slate ready to propose at our next meeting.

Next Meeting
Sep. 17, 2020, 6 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Kathleen Clark, Secretary