Meeting Minutes – July 17, 2020

General Meeting  July 17, 2020 

The HAPLD Friends Foundation members met via ZOOM.
Those in attendance: Pat Cornwell, Carol David, Nancy Hardy, Karen Hutchins, Ron Mangold, Marsha NatkinsShirley Nowak, Jackie Pollack, Jerry Reedy, Janis Ruffino, Marge Smith, Reta Stohs Pamela Kampwerth, Head of Circulation and Outreach Services 

 Pamela welcomed everyone to the meeting at 11:05 a.m.
Secretary’s and Treasurer’s reports were tabled until a future meeting. 

 Financial Report 

  • A donation of $120,000 was received from EFS Foundation. They are disbanding and have shared their funds with nonprofits. In the past they have given the Library grants to fund summer reading. Culver’s gave the Friends a check of $533 for the March fundraiser that had to be cancelled. 
  • Corner Books are open. 
  • Current balance is $122,682. 

 Cancelled Fundraisers 

So far, the March Culver’s event, all book sales, and the May Breakfast were cancelled. 

 Uncertain future events 

  • Book sales in the Library 
  • Fall Fest, September 25-27 
  • Culver’s Fundraiser, October 7 
  • Annual luncheon, National Friends of the Library Week 
  • Holiday Basket raffle 

National Day of Giving 

Donations will be encouraged as part of the National Day of Giving, December 1. 

Building Progress 

Pamela showed photos of the progress on the new addition. The roof is on, plumbing and electrical are being installed in the floor, and landscaping has started on areas away from construction. Offices were vacated where steel beams had to be added for connection to the addition. The lunchroom is unusable for the foreseeable future. 

Library Opening 

Starting, July 20 residents will be allowed to browse the collection, get help locating an item, copy or fax, get a library card, and check out books, movies, or music. Newspapers, seating, and computers will not be available yet. The Library will not collect fines anymore. Items more than 45 days late will be charged replacement price. 

The August meeting has been cancelled.
The meeting closed at 11:40 a.m. 

Respectfully submitted,
Marjorie Smith