Minutes: May 16, 2019

Friends of HPL

Minutes of the May 16, 2019 Meeting 

Present: Nick Berry, Ellie Davids, Beth Clark, Kathie Clark, Jen Mabee, Irene White, Liz Vezina

Call to order
Beth opened the meeting at 6pm.

4/18/19 minutes were approved as presented.

Financial Report
Reviewing our processes:  Invoices of @$20 go to Maureen (her mail folder at HPL) for payment. Amounts of over that will either come to our next meeting or be approved by emailing officers.

Amazon Smile has brought us $6.58 the first 3 months of 2019.

Re honoraria: tabled till next meeting.

New Balance: Maureen will provide.

School Liaison
Liz gave out library applications, bookmarks, SRP brochures, and pencils at the Literacy Fair. She will represent us next fall at Open House.
Community Reads, 5/3 and 5/31. 6 Friends have participated. Volunteer training 5/31.

Fund Raising
Yard, Book, and Plant Sale 6/1 – We took in $486.00.

Sand Art went well. The 2 Lyme Videos plus David’s instructions on using permethrin were appreciated. Sewing with Patience has a small but grateful following. Nick gave tours to 4 groups from St. Albans School: very positive response.

May: Fish biologist Wes Ashe.

June13, 6 pm, Donna Dyrek: organic gardening – Bring your questions.

July: a photographer friend of Tim’s – Beth will contact Tim for more info.

August: Michael Rekrut, Hiking in Nepal – Maureen will get publicity info to Helen.

May 28, 7 pm: Let’s Talk About It – The first book is Wintersong. Next month’s will be on The Long-Distance Runner.

SRP offers many exciting topics and prizes. Registration is on-going until 6/29

Please continue to get info to Helen for RTE.

Blow-up Planetarium – This wasn’t available this year.

Book Box to celebrate Hartland’s 200th anniversary – Tiemer Rowe has given us an invoice. Maureen will present it to Board.

New Business
Transition Plan with Beth and John’s moving. They will be sorely missed. Ellie will serve as Interim President until October’s Annual Meeting.

Upcoming Events

Story Hour every Sat. at 10:30 am

May 28: Let’s Talk About It, 7 pm – Wintersong with Dr. Joshua Kerksmar. Check out his credentials at http://www.unity.edu/employee/dr-joshua-kerksmar/

May 29: Fish Biologist Wes Ashe, 7 pm

May 30: Trustee Meeting re fundraising, 6 pm – Interested Friends are invited. KVCAP, HPL, and ITCC will meet. Nick has begun to apply for grants. To build an all-new library will cost > $1 million, to renovate the existing school: @ $200,000.

May 31: Community Reads 9 am; Volunteer Training at noon.

June 1: Yard/Plant/Book Sale 9 am to 1 pm

Next Meeting
Thursday, August 22, 6 pm

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretary