Minutes: May 2021

Friends of HPL Minutes, May 20, 2021

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

Call to orderWe met in person outside at the Library, beginning at 6 pm and ending at 7:05 pm. 
Minutesof the 4/15/21 meeting were approved. 
Financial ReportBalance is $2367.51 
PublicityThe plant sale was very well publicized. 
School LiaisonNo report due to COVID. 
ProgramsNick is considering returning to in-person Storytime. The Book Club plans to meet at HPL next month, outdoors.  A new reading list will begin in July. The Summer Reading Program, “Tails and Tales,” will (mostly) be held at HPL, outdoors.  Ages 4 through 18 are welcome.Jen offered to help. Anyone interested in joining this Club may contact Nick at the Library. 7/1: Paul Bunyan Day, with Jen. 7/8: Hartland Tales, with Nick. 7/15: Discovery Museum, via Zoom. 7/22: ditto. 4 engineering activities—structural, electrical, environmental, biomedical—will be covered, 2 each day. 7/29: scavenger hunt. 8/5: Art Program, with Johanna Sorensen. 8/12: Finale, 2 pm.
Old BusinessNew Library:  no news. Plant Sale: This was held May 22, was great fun, and raised $396.55 + $40 from dues + 2 new members joined.     Town Centennial may take place 9/18 – 9/25.We may make the plant sale an annual event. Some ideas were raised: renew the gardens in front of the Library next spring and/or transfer it to the new location + save some plants for next year’s plant sale. Make a Community Garden at the new location. We will have a book sale then.  
Next MeetingThurs., 8/12, 6 pm.Jen will send Agenda and notice of exact location.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathie Clark, Secretary

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