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Thank You

Maha Zahid and Christina Christenson, Girl Scouts from Troop #40196, would like to thank the community for their generous contributions to their book drive that was conducted over the summer. The girls received over 3,600 donated books for Bennett Elementary School. Maha and Christina collected the books as part of their Girl Scout Silver Award.

Proposed 2012 Budget Hearing Agenda - September 15, 2011

Proposed 2012 Budget Hearing - September 15, 2011
7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Budget Hearing
  • Approval of Budget
  • Tax Resolution (roll call vote required)

9/11 Anniversary Observance

Local community leaders will share both memories and proposals for building inter-faith bridges at an observance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11, hosted by the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs (MCWS). The event will be held at the group's headquarters, located at 40440 Palmer Road, on Sunday, September 11 at 2:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public, but donations of non-perishable items for local food pantries are encouraged.

For more information, contact Aamina Ahmed (248-894-7081) or Anne Marie Graham Hudak (734-502-2508).

Meeting Minutes - July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011 — 7:30 p.m.
The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
Present: M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: J. Fausone
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, C. Young, A. Young-Snow):

Cecil Young spoke about the proposed Volunteer Code of Conduct policy and of his desire that the non-discrimination clause language be altered to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identification" as protected classes in the policy. He indicated that he believes that the library will appear to be a more inclusive and welcoming place to a younger generation of library users if the proposed changes are made.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - August 18, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 7:30PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Committee Reports
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • Motion to Accept the Circulation Policy as Written
    • Motion to Accept the Volunteer Code of Conduct Policy as Written
    • Draft 2012-2014 Budget
  • New Business
    • Printer/copier lease agreement
    • Shelving purchase
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Win a Prize for Donating Blood This Month

Donate a pint of blood at the Canton Public Library on Friday, August 24 any time between 10:00 AM and 3:45 PM, and you may win a $500 gas card.

The 43 hospitals in the tri-county area alone use 900 pints… per day! So, swear off caffeine and chocolate for the day, and eat high-iron foods like raisins, beef, broccoli, tomatoes and watermelon. Then come in and help save a life. Reservations are being accepted now: in person at the Reception Desk, by phone at 734-397-0999 ext. 1071, or by email to gladdenk@cantonpl.org.

Meeting Minutes - June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:32 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, M. Barker, K. Kostielney

Call To Audience

No comments ( R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval Of Agenda

J. Fausone moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the agenda as presented.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-1

Approval Of General Meeting Minutes

D. Turner moved and K. Schulz supported a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2011 general meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/6-16-2

Approval Of Closed Session Minutes

D. Turner moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2011 closed session.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - July 21, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 7:30PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
    • Finance Subcommittee
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • Motion to Accept the Materials Selection Policy Revision as Written
    • Motion to Accept the Display/Exhibit Policy as Written
    • 2012-2014 Draft Budget
  • New Business
    • Circulation Policy Revision, first reading
    • Volunteer Code of Conduct, first reading
    • Motion to authorize director to sign benefits contracts (healthcare, disability, Nationwide retirement)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Girl Scouts Spearhead Book Donation Drive

Girl Scouts Maha Zahid and Christina Christianson need your help to restock Detroit's Bennet Elementary School library, which was destroyed by fire. Bring in your new or gently-used books (for ages preschool through grade 5) to the Canton Public Library through this Sunday (July 17). Chapter books, accelerated reader books and reference books (dictionaries, thesauruses and encyclopedias) are needed the most. The pair organized the book drive as a community project to demonstrate the leadership skills necessary to achieve the Girl Scout Cadette's Silver Award.

Meeting Minutes - May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011 – 7:30PM

The Vice-Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33PM (Chairperson Michael Siegrist assumed responsibility for chairing the meeting upon his arrival at 7:35PM)

Library Board Meeting Agenda - June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes (General Meeting 05-19-11)
  • Approval of Minutes (Closed Session 05-19-11)
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business — None
  • New Business
    • Connect Your Summer overview presentation (Marcia Barker, Kristen Kostielney)
    • Materials Selection Policy revision, first reading (item of discussion)
    • Display/Exhibit Policy, first reading (item of discussion)
    • Director’s Mid-Year Review (item of discussion)
    • 2012 Budget Process (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Volunteer During the Dog Days This Summer

Adults or teens (14-18 years old) can volunteer to help at our Best in Show Dog Show on Saturday, August 6 (9:00AM-1:00PM). We need 2 or 3 volunteers to help with the dogs (keep them watered and tidy), hand out prizes, etc. Applications should be turned in to the Reception Desk by 9:00PM on Tuesday, July 5.

Win Free Gas for a Year!

Sign up to donate blood (and be entered in a drawing for free gas for a year) at the next American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Canton Public Library (Friday, June 10th). There is a critical shortage of blood at this time (a crucial 100-pint drive in Lincoln Park was cancelled due to a power outage), so everyone's participation is requested. Appointments are available (11:00AM-4:45PM) at the Reception Desk, or just walk in on the day.

Like Your Library Neat and Tidy? Volunteer!

We are now accepting applications for the following volunteer position:

Position Summary

Adults or teens are needed to assist the library building supervisor in keeping the library grounds clean.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pick up items of trash and other debris from library parking lots and grassy areas

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to work in outdoor areas
  • Ability to walk the entire library property
  • Ability to use both hands to carry materials used for clean-up

This volunteer position will commence immediately. Volunteer shifts for this position are flexible: approximately one hour per week between the hours of 9:00AM and 3:00PM (volunteer’s choice of day, Monday through Friday).

Applicants should complete a Volunteer Application and return it to the Reception Desk.

Computer-Savvy Teen Volunteers Needed

Position Summary

Teens (aged 14-18) are needed to assist patrons with computer- and Internet-related questions or problems. In addition to computer software and Internet skills, qualifying applicants will be friendly and approachable, at ease and eager to work with patrons of all ages and levels of ability.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help library patrons with questions re: Microsoft software applications
  • Help patrons with Internet-related questions (including how to get on the web and how to perform Internet searches)
  • Assist patrons in setting up email accounts, placing Craigslist ads, creating and posting to Facebook pages, and working with other social networking sites
  • Assist patrons in filling out and posting/uploading online resumes and applications