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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

Meeting Minutes — April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011 – 7:30PM
Chairperson Michael Siegrist called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner
Absent: K. Schulz, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, A. Davis, M. Swartz

Call to Audience

No comments (G. Bell, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, P. Jenkins, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Approval of Agenda

J. Fausone moved and D. Turner supported a motion to approve the agenda as amended.
The motion passed unanimously 11/4-21-1

Approval of Minutes

J. Fausone moved and D. Turner supported a motion to approve the minutes of the March 24, 2011 meeting.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Furlough Policy (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Elimination of 401(a) Money Purchase Plan (item of action)
    • Janitorial Contract (item of action)
  • Closed session — Attorney-Client Privileged Communication
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011 – 7:30PM

The Vice-Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:39PM (Chairperson Michael Siegrist assumed responsibility for chairing the meeting upon his arrival at 7:41PM).

Which Zone Are You In?

The Library Board of Trustees has approved a revised Code of Conduct which designates three zones of use, allowing patrons to choose an appropriate area for their needs. The social zone allows moderate conversation, no audio audible to others, and considerate cell phone use. The quiet zone allows for whispered conversation, and no sound audible to others. The silent zone is a completely silent area with no conversation or sound audible to others (the Quiet Study, Fireplace area, and Internet Lab are silent zone areas). Library staff can help you find a zone that suits your need.

Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

We are now accepting applications for volunteers to wrap holds (affixing sheets with patron names on their Hold Request items) on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:00AM.

We are only processing applications from individuals who are available to volunteer on this specific day/time.

If you are interested in volunteering but cannot be here in the morning, please keep watching this website. We will be advertising more volunteer opportunities in the coming weeks.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business – None
  • New Business
    • 2010 Audit Presentation – Plante & Moran
    • Proposed Furlough Policy (item of discussion)
    • TLN Cooperative library issues (item of discussion)
    • Proposed Revised Community Room Policy and Application
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 17, 2011

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

Call to Audience

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

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

D. Turner moved and C. Van Auken supported a motion to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2011 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/2-17-1

Communications

E. Davis shared communications from Trustee Snow, indicating that while he would not be present at the February meeting, he hoped to attend the one in March.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 7:30PM
  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Revised Code of Conduct Policy (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Proposed Purchasing Policy Revision (item of discussion)
    • Fundraising Committee Report (item of discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Board to Meet on Fourth Thursday in March

Please note that the March meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees will not take place on the third Thursday in March.

The March Board meeting will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30PM in the Purple Room. Members of the public are welcome.

A Different Kind of Pint for St. Paddy's Month

Don't have a pint — donate it to the American Red Cross blood drive instead, when they set up shop at the library on Friday, March 11. You can sign up now at the Reception Desk, or just walk in any time between 11:00AM-4:45PM. There's a critical need for blood right now, so please drop by to donate. And be sure to bring a friend. (You must be 17 years of age and able to donate a full pint of blood to be eligible.)

Meeting Minutes - January 20, 2011

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:39PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

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

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented.

Approval of Minutes

J. Fausone moved and M. Siegrist supported a motion to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2010 meeting.
The motion passed unanimously 11/1-20-1

Communications

E. Davis shared the non-donation responses to the donation solicitation letter.

Report of the Library Director

The director informed the Board that a minor patron had been suspended for attempted theft of materials and that the library will be pressing charges.