2019 January Meeting Minutes

2019 January 4 Friends Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Maureen Haley, Pres; Tammy Cotter VP, Pam Kinney Treasurer, Joan Friedman Project Assistant, Linda Rivera Interim Secretary, Jean Ackerly Library Director, Kati Bourque Youth Librarian.

Projects in the Works

Adult Winter Workshop: Tammy will follow up with Pauline to set a date.
Winter Newsletter: Tammy and Joan will create a draft for Board approval.
Yard Sale: Joan will create a flyer draft. Tammy will send last year’s summary to Board for review. Tentative date is April 27.
Plant Sale Tentative date is May 18.
“Myths vs Facts”: Maureen will create a draft for the Board’s approval.
Carla’s bags: To be relocated from the Circulation area to the Children’s area.
“Blind Date with a Book” to consider for Valentines Day.

Finance

Board agreed not to insert flyers in tax bills due to cost. Need to order Friends brochures (add Harvest Fest to it). Since July: Book sales have earned ~$1,000; Merchandise already earned more than last year and we’ve received $2,000 in personal donations. A painting of a home was donated to the Friends to raise funds. It was an original painted by local artist Jean Pearson and was recognized as the Lentz’ barn on Main Street in Byfield, they gladly donated $100.00 as a purchase to benefit NTL.

Friends Sponsored Programs

Jean and Kati both passed handouts of Calendars and Budget. Lots of programs are planned for the upcoming months, most popular has been the Writer’s Workshop, Minecraft and Crazy8’s especially. Pam will be at the 1st session of the Writer’s Workshop to talk up the Friends. Board Members will try to attend other programs.

Next Friends Meeting: February 7, 2019.

New Merchandise!

The Friends now sell original tote bags and backpacks designed, handmade and donated to us by patron and generous Friends Member,  Carla Moss.  We thank her for helping us to pay for NTL programs!  Items will vary in design and price as they arrive.  They make nice gifts for the holidays, too!

kitten backpack
$50. includes plush kitten.

 

Adult Tote Bag
$45 Adult tote bag

 

Blue Peace Bag - large
$35 Adult tote bag (blue)

 

Monkey bag
$50 with plush monkey

 

 

 

Football theme child’s backpack and football $50