Minutes: March 15, 2018

Friends of the Hartland Public Library
Meeting Minutes—March 15, 2018

Present: Beth Clark, John Clark, Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Tim Rowe. Excused: Nick Berry, Helen Gallagher, Liz Vezina

Call to order

Meeting began @ 6:05 pm

Minutes from 2/15/18
Beth had made one correction
Minutes accepted as presented

Financial report
Beginning balance $601.14
Expenditures: $28.26 to Jessica Butler, $25.00 to Ron Dobro
Income: $1.00 (food donation)
Current balance: $548.88

Publicity
Liz Vezina continues to do great work on the website. Thank you, Liz! https://hartlandpubliclibrary.org
Helen Gallagher faithfully submits to The Rolling Thunder. Thank you, Helen!
Beth has made a Womens History Month bulletin board. Thank you, Beth!
The bulletin board is interactive–please contribute names of women from Hartland or St. Albans who “make a difference.”

Fund Raising
Our purposes include a wish list (Summer Reading Program, \Animal Encounters, Mad Science, Chewonky, Science trunks, new front desk….)
Tim Rowe suggested a performance by Tim Sample.
Yard Sale: Sat., 6/2, 9am-1pm
Work Day, Fri., 6/1.
Silent Auction may take place after we see how the Yard Sale does

Library Programs
Kathie shared info re the human trafficking program. Beth has kept in touch with Mr. Leaver; he wants to keep networking with us. Jessies paint night was attended by 4 people. The authors from Greenville will present their talk on Africa and Antarctica 4/27.  Beth will contact the authors to determine a time for their presentation.  Childrens crafts are scheduled.
“Not My Life,” a film on human trafficking, will be shown Thurs., 3/22, 6-7:30 pm.
Panoramic Eggs with Beth 3/24;
Rain Sticks with Tim, 4/14; Bird Houses with Jeannie Nichols 5/19.

Old Business
We don’t yet have enough members to choose officers. Ellie gave details re the Family Reading Carnival. There is still interest in the mural; no further discussion. John Clark has introduced us to Read Me 2018, sponsored by the Maine State Libraries & the Maine Humanities Council. The books are River Talk by CB Anderson and Settled in the Wild by Susan Hand Shetterly. All are invited to join this program in collaboration with Pittsfield and Newport.
Beth will continue as our fearless leader; Kathie will record minutes. The Carnival will be held at the Somerset Middle School gym, Sat. 4/7, 10:30am -1pm. There will be quite a few presenters. Nick will have a table to give out new library cards, promote the SRP & the Childrens Crafts. Beth will be there with the microscope. At the end of the program, one of the authors may attend the final book discussion funded by the Maine Humanities Council.

New Business
2018 National Pen Pal Exchange: Last year, Biddeford & Dover-Foxcroft joined 50 libraries nationwide in this safe exchange of letters by children. Name plate for the painting, “The Covered Bridge.” Intl Peace Day, Fri., 9/21 is sponsored by the UN.
Beth has contacted Vicki Tuttle, who will engrave a plate, which will look much finer than the current frayed cardboard. Beth is looking into having children make origami cranes, read books about Samantha Smith, and learning song promoting peace. Our Adult Book Club may choose a “peace book.”

Next Meeting
Thurs., April 19th, 6 pm
Bring bird nesting materials

Upcoming Events
“Not My Life” (trafficking film) – Thurs., 3/22, 6-7:30 pm
Panoramic Easter Eggs – Sat., 3/24, 11 am
Library Board of Trustees – Wed., 4/4, 6:30 pm
Family Reading Carnival – Sat., 4/7, 10:30 am 1 pm
Rain Sticks – Sat., 4/14, 11 am
Travel Talk on Africa, Antarctica – Fri., 4/27 (time tba)
Kids Crafts Birdhouses – Sat., 5/19, 11 am
Yard Sale, Sat., 6/2, 9 am 1 pm – Save items. Work day Fri., 6/1
Riverwalk, Sat., 8/4 (time tba) – Bubbles and bubble prints!