Minutes: November 19, 2018

Friends of HPL

Minutes of 11/19/2018 Meeting

Present: David Barnard, Nick Berry, Beth Clark, John Clark, Kathie Clark, Ellie Davids, Helen Gallagher, Faith Mabee, Jen Mabee, Tim Rowe, and Liz Vezina

Call to order
6pm

Review of Mission and Bylaws
Helen led review. Several revisions were made. See attachment.
The revised edition will be voted on at our next meeting, Jan. 17, 2019.

School Liaison
Liz has planned a Community Read Day for next May at St Albans Consolidated (and perhaps Hartland Christian.) – Let Liz know if you want to participate.

Volunteering at those 2 schools may happen.

Beth brought a handout to St. Albans school:
HPL Wants Your Business! Well accepted, &
will be distributed to students and parents. – We got copies at this meeting. If you weren’t in attendance &/or want more, contact Beth.

What to do re Palmyra students’ library card? – Will be discussed at Jan. Board meeting

Minutes of 10/20/18
Accepted as corrected.
Liz had attended but her name wasn’t listed. My bad–Kathie

Publicity
Helen will continue RTE notices, including the Book Club’s Dec. selection, Sea Prayer, by Khaled Hosseini.

Financial Report and Budget Planning
Maureen’s report: Income $10 membership + $100 donation. Expense: author visit $30
Balance $1535.98

Update Hartland C S
Nick, Kathie, Ellie, David, John, and Samantha will represent Friends on the Transition Committee.
Committee will meet monthly with ITCC and KVCAP re possible move of HPL to the current Hartland Consolidated Sch.

Fund Raising
Craft Fair Sat., 12/1, downstairs, 9 am to 1pm –    Beth and Kathie will help; 8:30 to set up

Concert? (wasn’t discussed)

Programs
Coffee House: Tim recommends having it open to all ages; chaperones as needed. Food to include home made desserts. Coffee may be donated. Events: music, travel slides, puppet show, readings…
Ad: RTE, posters, Facebook, word of mouth
Suggest donation  – We will discuss more ideas at January’s meeting. First CH will be in February.

Lyme Disease Video

Spring Author Visits – No time to discuss

Children’s Book Author/Illustrator – No time to discuss

Collaborative Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories is the theme, in memory of the moon landing 50 years ago – Check out http://www.smilingotis.com

We will discuss more ideas at January’s meeting. First CH will be in February.

New Business
Re table banner for Friends Group. – No time to discuss

Christmas Tree decorating – Cub scouts will make decorations.

Faith Mabee agreed to be one of our school representatives. She is age 10, in grade 5.

Next Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, 6 pm

Upcoming Events
Story Hour every Sat., 10:30 am
Kids Crafts 11/24 – Beth and Jean, wooden Christmas gifts

Craft Fair 12/1, 9 am – 1 pm – Decorate @ 8:30 am

Respectfully submitted,
Kathie Clark, Secretary