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Who Has the Best Friends Ever?

We do, of course! Check out this new sign the Friends of the Canton Public Library purchased for us. What a great way to remind the community of all the programs we have planned (sponsored by — who else? — the Friends). If you know a Friend, be sure to thank them.

Closed Session Minutes — September 20, 2012

The board moved into closed session to discuss the library director’s evaluation

Colleen Van Auken moved and Jim Fausone supported a motion to move back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/9-20-1-CS

Budget Hearing Minutes — September 20, 2012

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Don Turner, at 7:30 PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. VanAuken
Absent: None

Meeting Minutes — September 20, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(T. Hartnett, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Budget Hearing Agenda — September 20, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Budget Hearing
  • Approval of Budget
  • Tax Resolution

Library Board Meeting Agenda — September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Approve proposed 2013 calendar
  • Statistic of the Month
  • Director's Evaluation (closed session)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — August 16, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken

Volunteers Needed to Shelve A/V

At loose ends since retiring? Need to boost your college application or job resume? Or do you love the library and just want to be a part of the team that makes the Canton Public Library a jewel in our community?

We have volunteer shelving positions open on the following days/times:
  • Mondays: 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Mondays: 10:00-12:00PM
  • Saturdays: 12:00-2:00 or 1:00-3:00 PM

Volunteers must be able to push a loaded cart, lift heavy books and stand on a footstool to re-shelve items. If you think you are the volunteer for these positions, please submit an application before 9:00 PM Monday, June 3.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Finance Committee Report
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award presentation
  • Capital Expenditures Guideline draft
  • 2013 Budget – 2nd Draft
  • Strategic Plan
  • Approve plan to distribute funds from terminated MERS plan to current full-time employees
  • Approve amounts to be distributed to current full-time employees from terminated MERS plan
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — July 19, 2012

Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner
Absent: G. Snow, C. Van Auken

Library Board Meeting Agenda — July 19, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes (Regular meeting)
  • Approval of Minutes (Closed session)
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Strategic Plan — Susan Kennedy, K2+ Communications
  • eResources Statistics/eBooks — Ophelia Lo
  • Contract approval: 2012 and 2013 audits
  • Information Technology Plan Update and Contract Approval
  • Proposed 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Draft 2013 Budget — First Look and Capital Expenditures Guideline Draft
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Closed Session Minutes — June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The board moved into closed session to consider material exempt from disclosure by the Michigan Library Privacy Act.

James Fausone moved and Kim Schulz supported a motion to move back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/6-21-1-CS

Closed Session Minutes — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Closed session to discuss the CPL director’s annual performance review.

The board moved into closed session to discuss the director’s review and compensation related to the review.

James Fausone moved and Colleen Van Auken supported a motion to move to open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/3-15-1-CS

Closed Session Minutes — June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The board moved into closed session to consider material exempt from disclosure by the Michigan Library Privacy Act.

James Fausone moved and Kim Schulz supported a motion to move back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/6-21-1-CS

Meeting Minutes — June 21, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, G. Snow, C. Van Auken