Minutes: September 2020

Minutes of the September 17, 2020, Meeting of the Friends of HPL
Present: Liz Vezina, Helen Gallagher, Maureen Rekrut, Ellie Davids, Nick Berry and
Jen Mabee
Call to Order: This virtual meeting via Zoom began @ 6:05 pm, ended @ 7:05pm.
Minutes: The May and June 2020 minutes were voted upon and approved.
Reports:
Finance: Maureen reports current balance stands at $2227.00. She will send
reminders for unpaid 2020 dues. We are reminded to encourage people to shop
AmazonSmile, with Hartland Public Library as their charity. As of August 2020,
HPL has received $69.28 in donations through this program.
Publicity: Helen keeps RTE and SVE School updated with library hours, news
and programs. We will distribute a flyer to remind local residents the library is
open for appointments, curbside pick-up and direct folks to the website and
social media.
School: Due to co-vid 19 Liz is unable to coordinate any programs in conjunction
with the school at this time.
Virtual Summer Reading Program: There was a small but steady group of
attendees. This program will run again next year.
Virtual Storytime: Storytime with Nick and GBW takes place live on Facebook,
Saturday mornings @ 10:30 am via Zoom.
Virtual Legotime: This program is currently on hold. A return date is yet to be
determined.
Virtual Book Club: Ellie reports the Book Club is meeting virtually on the last
Tues. of each month. They were fortunate enough to have had one outdoor
meeting recently. The ILL is now accessible for books.
Old Business:
KVCAP Project: Plans are moving ahead. The library is now and continues to
apply for grants with help from the Board of Trustees and Town Management.
Book Box: The “Little Free Library” is complete and awaiting final payment for
delivery. We have received the charter number that makes it an official library.
Jen will contact the town manager to place it (hopefully at the gazebo in front of
the town office).
Fundraising: Due to co-vid 19, fundraising came to a halt. Any one with ideas would be greatly appreciated.
New Business:
★ Jen will ask Kathie to amend the by-laws to allow for virtual meetings.
All officer’s positions are up for election. Our election will take
place at the Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will take place
Thursday October 15th @ 6pm via Zoom. There will be a Zoom
link on Facebook and via email.
Next Meeting: Thurs. Oct. 15, 2020 @ 6pm
Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Mabee – Friend of HPL